Cyclite claims these new bikepacking frame bags are the lightest available. The Bavarian company started out in 2020, after the founders had become “increasingly bothered by the fact that there are simply no ultra-light and well-designed transport solutions for bikes”. These guys are offering a complete bikepacking bag setup, including top tube bag, saddle bag, frame bag and bar bag, weighing a claimed 705g. Here’s what we saw at their EuroBike stand. Spoiler: It looks really, really good.
Cyclite Lightweight Bikepacking Bags
The claimed weight for this 2.8 litre Cyclite Frame Bag is just 94g. That’s the version without reinforcement. There is a heavier version that weighs a claimed 148g. It’s not clear from the Cyclite website exactly what that reinforcement is, but it does tell us that all their bikepacking bags are Our bags are high-frequency welded and are made of high-quality, super-strong yet lightweight fabric that has been coated on both sides to ensure maximum robustness and clean-ability.
The Cyclite Frame Bag gets “power restraint” velcro straps, two main pockets closed with waterproof zippers, two inside pockets, a reflective pattern for improved visibility and a covered cable/hose connection, plus key hook. This one retails at €109.90.
Next up, we have the 12.9 Litre Cyclite Saddle Bag. This one weighs a claimed 319g. It comes with a mounting bracket and an internal carbon reinforcement to prevent ride-spoiling side-to-side sway as you’re pedaling along. This one will set you back €169.90.
No bikepacking setup is complete without a top tube bag, a super handy place to store your phone and snacks for easy access while on the move. The 1.7 Litre Cyclite Top Tube Bag weighs a claimed 90g for the non-reinforced version, while the reinforced one weighs a claimed 112g. In addition to its three “power restraint” straps, it gets a unique hinged lid for maximum weather protection, two main pockets with waterproof zippers, an inside pocket, a reflective pattern on the outside and a covered cable/hose opening.
Last but not least, there’s the Handlebar Roll Bag (the big one that sits in line with the drops on the above photo). This is a 12.6 Litre bag that offers a good counterweight to the Cyclite Saddle Bag. It weighs a claimed 198g, with a four-point attachment for maximum stability, optional belt compression for a better fit between the drop bars, elastic belt system for quick attachment of clothing, a reflective exterior, can be combined with the Cyclite Handlebar Aero Bag…
This is a much smaller handlebar bag that complements the Handlebar Roll Bag, sitting just in front of it. Alternatively, it can be mounted onto aero bar extensions. This one has a capacity of 4.9 Litres, weighs a claimed 139g (non-reinforced) or 208g (reinforced) and will set you back €139.90.
Dual zippers let you open or close it from either side. It’s reversed from how you’d normally see zips placed, but it lets you get into the bag with whichever hand is better in the moment. And, they say you only need to zip it around about half way to be able to easily reach in and grab something.
Cyclite ultralight hydration packs
Cyclite also have a line of backpacks, fully featured, with tons of internal storage and organization, including a rain cover tucked into a bottom compartment. We don’t have a claimed weight for you, but we did pick one up; it weighs next to nothing. The touring backpack pictured above has a 23 Litre capacity, separation for the hydration bladder and four elastic, large-volume outer pockets that can be accessed while riding. Pick one up for €199.90 in Spring 2022.
The Cyclite Race Pack has a 7 Litre capacity. It seems to combine the vest-style design of trail running vests, with the pockets and straps across the chest, with the capacity of a more traditional back pack. Looks good to me. It has well-padded should straps with ventilation holes in the pad material to keep them breathable. They’ve also put proper phone-sized pockets up front, something we really like having on bigger rides. Elastic bumpers in the hip belt are said to allow for a snug fit without feeling constricted. Pick one of these up for €99.90 from Spring 2022.
All of the Cyclite products we’ve shown here are available in Lite Grey and Black. Almost everything is out of stock, with more expected to come in mid-September.