The Vole is designed for modern full-suspension bikepacking trips when using a dropper seat post (if you still have enough tyre clearance). It features several innovations to stabilise and compact the load without adding any external hardware. The Vole carries just enough to accommodate a minimalist kit for trips focused on the ride.
A key feature is our Indie-Rail attachment system. This a progression from conventional bikepacking bag mounts where the rail straps are fixed to the top-center of the bag. With Indie-rail, each rail is cinched down to the sides of the bag greatly reducing bag sway without any additional hardware. We combine this with a rigid internal structure and active camming buckles to prevent straps from loosening and slipping on rough terrain or wet conditions.
The bag is stiffened on all sides including an external plastic bottom sheet which protects the bottom of the bag and a composite internal top sheet which provides a solid and stable platform for the strap points. For full and heavy loads, an included strap is hitched around the saddle rails to use with the rear compression metal hook. This adds significant vertical stability due to the higher attachment point than the one on the bag itself.
For use with a dropper post - you must use the included Wolf Tooth Valais clamp.
Due to space constraints where the bag mounts, we only advise using the Vole without the Valais clamp (normal non-dropper seat posts) on mellow terrain such as gravel and road cycling.
Compatible with Cirrus Cycles Body Float suspension seatposts (without using clamp).
- Indie-Rail attachment system and active camming hardware.
- External plastic bottom frame sheet.
- Aluminium hardware at high stress points.
- Composite internal frame sheet.
- Foam stiffened side panels
A minimum of 15cm (6") of clearance is required from the tyre to bottom of saddle rails. This varies slightly due to bike geometry and how good of a packing job you do. Checking tyre clearance with dropper post and full suspension travel is mandatory prior to use. Bag contact with a tyre can cause a bad wreck and generally ruin your day (and gear!). Tyre damage to the bag is not covered by warranty.
Although designed for use with dropper posts, we make no claim or assume any liability for your post's performance, increased maintenance needs or warranty coverage when using this bag. Please evaluate how your system works well before a planned trip.
Post Clamp Sizing (stanchion diameter):
25mm - Easton Haven, Giant Contact (internal routing), RaceFace Turbine, RockShox Reverb Stealth, Specialized Command Post, 9Point8 Fall Line, Bontrager, Bikeyoke Revive, Other 24.75-25.25mm (cable routing dependent)
26mm - Thomson Covert, Fox Transfer, Crankbrothers Highline, Other 26-26.5mm cable routing dependent
Weight: 315g Bag only, 370g - Bag with Clamp
Volume: 2-7 L
Normal delivery on most 'In-store' items is 2-3 business days (weekdays) from payment, but can take up to 5 days for items dispatched from our 'Warehouse'. Please allow up to an extra 2 days for rural delivery. Orders placed after 3pm are not processed or dispatched until the next business day (weekday).
You'll receive a tracking number once the order has left to ensure you know where this is every step of the way. If you haven't received this within 48 hours then please contact us to confirm.
Giant, LIV and Norco branded bikes cannot be shipped. They must be picked up at the store. This is part of their warranty conditions and Pushbikes dealer agreements. We're happy to process the order through the website, but you'll need to collect the bike fully assembled in-store.
All electric bikes are unable to be shipped due to the weight and lithium batteries being classed as Dangerous Goods. The shopping cart will only give 'Click & Collect' options for these.
Bikes that can be shipped are charged at two different rates, $50.00 for smaller bikes/boxes and $75.00 for full size bikes. This will automatically calculate at the checkout.
Processing of bikes can take up to 7 days if they are needing to be shipped from our suppliers.
We offer free freight on all orders over $99 in value*, and just $6 for orders under this. Regardless of the size and weight of your order we want to deliver the best value with no hidden fees. *This excludes larger items, which are charged at flat fee of $25.00.
Larger and or bulky items which carry more weight, like, bike racks, smart trainers, wheels, are charged at a flat fee of $25.00. This will automatically calculate at the checkout.
CLICK & COLLECT
Order online and collect from either of Pushbikes stores. If you're wanting to collect your order in store, please note that some items are drop shipped from our suppliers, and may not be ready for collection straight away.
Delivery time frames for Pre-Ordered items are an estimate on the delivery window given buy our suppliers or logistics agent. Currently due to Covid-19 related delays dates can change, if this happens we'll contact you to advise. Items are shipped or completed ready for 'Click & Collect' once they become available.
RETURNS AND WARRANTY
You can read Pushbikes return and warranty policy here.
Please contact us with any questions.