Judging by the number of times we’ve seen wheels strapped to a rider’s back with inner tubes, cyclists often need to carry an extra set of wheels. Other than the inner tube method, riders often resort to wheel bags which can be cumbersome while riding a bike. Feeling that their premium wheels deserve a premium method of transport, ENVE has released what may be the ultimate wheel bag. Part wheel bag, part backpack, the versatile bag is designed to get your wheels plus any needed gear to where you need to go.
Strap in, next…
Technically the ENVE Backpack is two bags in one. It’s a back pack, it’s a wheel bag, or it’s both. The two compartment wheel bag fits both road and mountain bike wheels and snaps into the backpack to make transport as easy as possible. This seems like it would be the ideal setup for traveling through airports, or long distance to a race.
On shorter journeys, or maybe just with muddy wheels, you can skip the wheel bag and attach the wheels directly to the backpack. The straps include a cassette protector which covers the gears and prevents them from rubbing on the other wheel’s spokes. There is also a protector for the bag itself, to keep the hubs from wearing away at the reflective logo.
Not just for transporting wheels, the back pack itself looks like a well designed pack capable of carrying all of your gear to a race, or a ride in another country. Built with a laptop sleeve, electronics pocket, waterproof zippers, and external helmet storage, it seems ENVE has called upon years of experience traveling around the globe and riding bikes to design what they see as the perfect pack.
The combination backpack and wheelbag is currently in stock, and will set you back $240.