Back Country Research MTB Race Strap Saddle Mount
The best selling item in the Back Country Range is better than ever for 2016. The Race Strap with Overlock is specifically designed for MTBers wanting to get ride of the constant nuisance that is a saddlebag.
For 2016, the Race Strap gets tougher Velcro and the overlock feature. Your spares will be strapped down tighter than a camel's butt in a sandstorm.
Every part of the Race Strap is designed for function. The pull mounts are easy to operate with gloves on, the dual shock cord system to preload the goods is simple and effective. Installation is as intuitive as installing a light bulb.
It'll fit a standard 26, 27.5 or wagon wheel tube with 2 Co2 cartridges a multi-tool and levers or basically whatever you want.
The Race Strap is fully compatible with a Dropper post and it's intuitive design makes it the quickest way to access you spares during race changes.
The Race Straps are created with premium materials. The straps are heavyweight webbing that won't bleed and resist s fading while the stitching used is industrial quality, rot and UV resistant polyester threads.
To clean it up, just hose it down or throw it in the wash on a warm cycle, then air dry.
To load the race strap up is a case of simply centring your tube on the grippy strip, and pulling the 2 shock cords up and over. Flip it over and put your other bits and bobs in - levers, tool, inflation.
To mount it up - Simply run the D Ring end over the top of the seat rails, feed the slack end through the contoured loop and reef it down and stick the velcro straps together. Put the Velcro overlock straps together and hey presto! You're done.
If you're more of a visual person, check out the (hilarious) video below on installation.
If you'd like to protect your tube from the elements then grab a Back Country Research Tube Tarp too!
Completely handmade in Montana USA.
Ratings & Reviews
Great way to store tubes and tools
This is the 2nd under saddle strap I’ve bought (going on the new bike), the work great for holding a tube and a small multitool but I recently ditched the multitool and run the oneup pump instead. The strap hold everything really well and I’ve never lost any though out of them over the last 3 years of riding
Easily holds a spare tube, tyre levers and a multi-tool. Very secure.
You know something is doing it's job when you forget it's there.
by Shauna S. -
While it isn't setting the world alight it definelty does the job- the sturdy straps and grippy pad hold ur multi tool and co2 safely under your seat and out your way. If you're like me and love being able to go on short enduro rides without a pack or taping shit to your frame then it's well worth it. You could argue that it's overpriced for a bit of hook and loop, to which I'd agree, but imo the feeling of riding without a pack and knowing ur spares are gonna be there when u need them outweighs the price.
My advice: bite the bullet and get one
Does as intended quality item
by Peter O -
For such a simple item I had to youtube how to fit it properly, but all good once done. A good solution to a generic product for holding your spares. Only reason didn't give 5 stars is that the Specialized SWAT version (which only fits compatible Specialied saddles) is superior in being even more easy to use and fit and also has separated pockets for Cannitser and inflator making it a better more secure solution
Works well even on the boys bike
by S.Dwyer -
The Lad's 24" has nowhere to mount spares. The central triangle has bottle mounts but no room for a bottle and cage. And the saddle is too small for a saddle bag. So I thought I'd try one of these things so he can carry a tube and a pump. Works a treat.
The race strap is great
by Will H -
The race strap is great securely holds a tube the levers and a CO2 canister. Have taken it on some severly rough tracks and its near silent, secure and holds my gear out of the way and on the bike.