SAN FRANCISCO (June 24, 2014) - Timbuk2, the original San Francisco bag company founded by a bike messenger more than 25 years ago, leverages its cycling and city roots to take a new leap forward in the bike commuting gear category for Spring 2015. The company is putting forth its most comprehensive, innovative line of on-bike bags to date, and introducing a groundbreaking magnetic attachment system to its Especial Collection that is unrivaled in strength and functionality at OR Summer Market (Booth #34173).
Available February 2015, the company’s patent pending “Magnaclick” attachment system for the Especial Pannier and Especial Seat Pack represents new territory for Timbuk2 and the bike category as a whole. Incredibly secure and sturdy, the innovative magnetic attachment system features minimal hardware that immediately clicks into place when held up to the bike rack.
“Timbuk2’s customers are a decidedly diverse bunch, but a passion for cycling is a common thread in their lives,” said Director of Product and Design, Greg Bass. “We’ve made it a point to design panniers and packs that go the distance for our varying customer’s specific cycling occasions. Whether that entails a leisurely ride to the farmer’s market or a treacherous downpour commute depends on the customer, and we’re committed to offering maximum quality across the board.”
The Timbuk2 Cycling and Especial Collection highlights for Spring 2015 include:
NEW – Timbuk2 Especial Pannier
A fully waterproof pannier with secure laptop compartment and genius magnetic attachment system.
Available in Black
Retail Price: $229 (OS)
Especial Pannier design features include:
-100% waterproof construction featuring welded CORDURA and TPU coated nylon
-Patent pending magnetic attachment system (MAGNACLICK) is totally secure and incredibly easy to use: just hold it up to the rack and it clicks into place
-Carries up to 180 pounds
-Rack attachment fits on all bike racks
-External pockets with secure waterproof zipper closures for U-lock, phone, keys, etc.
-Integrated reflective seam tape offers reflectivity and waterproofness adding to the style lines on the bag
-Easy access flap opening for daily use or secure roll-top closure for the sudden downpour
-Padded internal pocket fits up to 15” MacBook
New – Timbuk2 Especial Seat Pack
A dual zipper seat pack with brilliant magnetic attachment system for carrying essentials under your saddle.
Available in Black, White, and Diablo
Retail Price: $55 (M), $59 (L)
Especial Seat Pack design features include:
-Patent pending magnetic attachment system (MAGNACLICK) for ridiculously fast and easy access
-Dual zipper top-opening for easy view and access to contents
-Molded foam construction is both water resistant and protective for gear
-Reflective patch on back for added low-light visibility
NEW – Timbuk2 Sonoma Seat Pack
The bike seat pack that transforms to suit rides short and long.
Available in Black
Retail Price: $79 (OS)
Sonoma Seat Pack design features include:
-Attaches to bike seat rails and post for short and long-haul rides
-Adjustable straps allow for multiple seat post configurations
-Easily expands from enough room for the bare essentials to overnight necessities
-Lightweight, durable ripstop fabric
-Reflective strips for high visibility on low light rides
-Daisy chain webbing and external loops allow for multiple off-bike carry options
NEW – Timbuk2 Alemany Pannier
A premium styled pannier with easy attachment system and grocery-friendly organization for multi-stop rides through the city.
Available in Black/Crimson
Retail Price: $129 (OS)
Alemany Pannier design features include:
-Fits a standard brown bag inside for your trips to the farmer’s market or grocery store
-Hanging fruit net allows you to store eggs, fruit or other fragile items on top and in a crush-free zone
-Easy to use pannier hardware allows you to adjust from side to side to fit the pannier to your bike rack and bicycle – one time setup and you’re ready to go
-Reflective hits on front, back and side for night visibility
-One external side pocket for easy access to U-lock or water bottle
NEW – Timbuk2 Essential Handlebar Bag
Minimalist styling paired with six-pack computability makes the Essential essential for easy rides to your favorite park.
Available in Black and Black Pinstripe/Pacific
Retail Price: $69 (OS)
Essential Handlebar Bag design features include:
-Designed to perfectly fit a six-pack of beer for the park or your lunch for work'
-Easy hook and loop attachment to handlebars
-Zipper on back allows easy access to the inside contents while riding
-Fits most handlebars
NEW – Timbuk2 Noe Pannier
A mid-sized pannier with style for the city that can be toted by the handle or carried like a pack.
Available in Carbon Full-Cycle Twill and Black Pinstripe/Blackberry
Retail Price: $159 (OS)
Noe Pannier design features include:
-Pannier that converts from a tote to a backpack
-Backpack straps hideaway quickly in back pocket
-Easy to use pannier hardware allows you to adjust from side to side to fit the pannier to your bike rack and bicycle. One time setup and then you’ll never have to adjust it again
-Pannier hardware hides away so no one knows you’re carrying a bike pannier
-2 internal zipped pockets
-Coated liner and boot for extra protection against the weather
-2 external side pockets for easy access to gloves, water bottle or a small U-lock
The Timbuk2 Spring 2015 collection will be available in February 2015 at specialty retailers and www.Timbuk2.com. The collection will be available to preview at OR Summer Market at booth #34173.
Timbuk2 is a San Francisco original, founded 25 years ago by bike messenger Rob Honeycutt in a garage in the city’s Mission District. Since its inception in 1989, Timbuk2 has designed quality bags, packs and accessories built to last a lifetime, evolving from the original bike messenger company to a pioneer of made-in-America customization and an industry leader in forward-thinking, sustainable manufacturing. The relentless drive to inspire urban mobility, enable individuality and promote responsibility has propelled Timbuk2 forward as it continues fusing passion and style to create durable, functional products informed by the company’s longstanding cycling roots and today’s vibrant city landscape. Timbuk2 products are sold at its retail stores in San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and Chicago, specialty retailers, and online at www.Timbuk2.com.