Double Decker Frame Bag
Anyone whose ridden a London double decker bus knows how effective they are at fitting a large crowd of people into a small vertical space. Our Double Decker Frame Bag works the same way, except with your stuff instead of dour Englishmen (no offense).
Organize Your Stuff
In the immortal words of Alton Brown, “organization will set you free”. If you have a large frame, using a single zipper frame bag can be a maddening experience. There’s nothing quite like rooting around elbow deep under a mountain of gear, trying to find your toolkit (yeah, we’ve been there). With a Double Decker bag, you get two zippers instead of one, with a horizontal divider to separate the two compartments.
The divider also provides width control, which actually gives you more volume on very large frames (like larger steel road bikes). On a really big frame, without a divider you end up losing volume around the edges. A divided bag allows for a more rectangular cross-section.
Stretch Zipper Technology
Just like our Full Frame Bags, we use #10 YKK Molded Tooth zippers and add a panel of stretch Cordura fabric underneath. The stretch fabric allows for a little give when you’re trying to close a stuffed-to-the-gills frame bag, extending the life of the zipper.
Instead of using straight hook-and-loop for our divider, which is hard to adjust and can be abrasive on your gear, we sew smaller strips onto light-colored fabric. As a bonus, the bright fabric makes it easier to find small items.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Send Dimensions?
All of our frame bags are custom made to fit using our PandaVision process. We have patterns for some common frames already, and if not we just need a photo of your bike with a ruler or dollar bill for scale. See the pattern list and instructions on the Custom Frame Bag page.
Is Strap Abrasion a Concern?
Good news! All Rogue Panda frame bags ship with clear vinyl tape to protect your frame. It’s not as thick as helicopter tape or traditional down tube protectors, but it’s sufficient to guard against frame bag rub.
We recommend using long pieces that cover all the straps for each tube of your bike in one shot – it looks better than individual straps for each velcro piece. We’ve tested removal after a year of use and it peeled off fairly easily without any extra steps. But if you’re able, heating it up with a hair dryer first will reduce residue left by the tape.
Can You Make a Double Decker for a Full Suspension Bike?
So, that depends on your bike. For most FS frames, the answer is no. The zippers would be too short to access the bag easily.
The exception is if you have a large frame in the style of the Giant Anthem, Trek Fuel EX, Kona Hei Hei, etc. Those frames have a large enough space to make a double decker work.
Standard on all frame bags.
YKK #10 molded tooth zippers.