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  Nitto Saddlebag Grip R50 - 20109


Made in: Japan

product code: R13

These have been cooked up in garages and home workshops for about 30 years, and we've taken the best features of the best of those, added one or two extras, and had Nitto bake up this for us. You strap your saddlebag to it, and it to the seat rails. Then you open the quick-release and walk away with your saddlebag, the handle still attached. So you don't have to leave it on your bike. Most of the time it's fine to leave it on your bike, but if you frequent the same haunts as ne'er-do-wells, you'd better use one of these.

Required item if you're one of the many whose saddle is bag loop less and you want to step-up to saddlebag ownership.

NEW: The saddlebag grip now comes with self-tightening nuts so there's no chance of the hardware loosening up.

If you're unlucky enough to loose the mounting hardware, here you go.

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3   Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Works as advertised! March 5, 2015
Reviewer: Cameron from San Diego, CA United States  
I bought this to go with the Sackville Saddlesack (Small). I didn't want to leave such a nice bag on my bike when going into class or the store, and the R50 works fantastically.

Easy to mount, easy to adjust. The only tiny criticism I have of it is the black QR lever: I think it would look better if it was the same color as the steel mount. However, it is a nice Deore XT quick release skewer.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Very Nice September 16, 2012
Reviewer: Don Rayburn from Boise, ID United States  
I have always loved saddlebags and use one daily.  This device makes them even better by allowing you to pack and unpack away from your bike...a very nice thing for a commuter.  I  mounted mine with the yoke of the R50 inside the saddle frame so as to shorten up the rear extension and also prevent the bag from suddenly falling off your bike if the fasteners do indeed come loose at exactly the same time without you somehow being aware of it.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
incredibly convenient March 8, 2012
Reviewer: Ed from Portland, OR  
Easy to install and use.  Can hold a full size saddlebag with weight, and doesn't move around.

Holds the bag a tiny bit lower than saddle loops would, so make sure you have clearance above the rear wheel, or a small rack to support the bottom of the bag.

Its probably a good idea to loctite the bolts that attach it to the saddle rails, if you're riding off road.  Fortunately Rivendell also carries spares :-)

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