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Seamus’s Suspicion of Ortlieb’s Motives

by Josh Lipton
We generally prefer the Ortlieb Ultimate 5 Classic and Plus handlebar bags in the medium sizes.  The large just seems a little too large.  But it seems that our customer has figured out the main reason why Ortlieb developed the slightly larger version of this bag.
I love to ride my bicycle.  I also like my beer.  I don’t drink and drive, and thank goodness my bike has enough horse-sense to get me home in case I have a beer or two while out and about.
I have a large Ortlieb Handlebar bag.  I am now beginning to believe that the German engineers whom designed this bag also like to ride and drink because a 6-Pack of bottled beer fits PERFECTLY in this bag, and still offers just enough room for my mini Abus U-lock on the side.
Reverse engineering at its finest, or a fantastic coincidence? I don’t care, but a big Thank You is in order!!!
Great beer from Great Divide, a great bag, and a great bike – Ride on!
 
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