Gondola is a small sized saddlebag for traveling fast and light. Not every ride requires a huge saddlebag, and if you’re wielding that XL saddlebag into technical terrain, forget about using your dropper. Instead, pack your puffy, clothes, and snacks in the Gondola and leave that dropper post on your bike where it belongs. The Gondola’s strategic use of plastic support, webbing, and contoured panels allows for a secure anchor without the use of a seat post strap. This creates a clean look and lets your saddlebag go up and down the mountain with you.
Tip for use with a dropper post: The Gondola is 4.5″ to 5″ deep when full (depth from rails towards rear tire). Check the clearance between the tire and the seat at its lowest position to ensure your rear tire won’t rub the bag. Don’t forget to account for rear travel as your shock cycles through its compression. If you think you need a “thinner” bag, an inch or more can be shaved off to give more room.