Timbuk2 Introduces New Urban Bike Commuting Solutions for Spring 2013

Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based manufacturer, announces a new collection of urban bike commuting solutions for Spring 2013. Created in 1989 by a bike messenger with a sewing machine, Timbuk2’s roots are ingrained in urban cycling.
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SAN FRANCISCO (August 7, 2012) - Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based manufacturer, announces a new collection of urban bike commuting solutions for Spring 2013. Created in 1989 by a bike messenger with a sewing machine, Timbuk2's roots are ingrained in urban cycling. With bike commuting on the rise, growing more than 63 percent in the past decade in major cities across the U.S*, Timbuk2 introduces a new series of on-bike and on-body solutions to get even more people off their butts and on their bikes.

“As an avid cyclist who regularly bike commutes from Marin County to Timbuk2's office in San Francisco, I'm personally committed to doing everything we can as a company to encourage bike commuting,” say Timbuk2 CEO Mike Wallenfels. “I'm extremely proud of our new on-bike and on-body solutions, which offer function, comfort and style. They practically ride the bike for you.”

Timbuk2's new Spring 2013 urban cycling solutions highlights include the Timbuk2 Especial Messenger, Timbuk2 Especial Medio, Timbuk2 Yield Pannier, Timbuk2 COG Pannier, and the Timbuk2 Seat Pack.

ON-BODY SOLUTIONS

Timbuk2 Especial Series – New Products

Code (and Spanish) for “special”, Timbuk2's Especial collection is the product of research, design and product testing with gritty messengers and serious bike commuters who pushed the products until it became worthy of introducing to the público. Timbuk2's Especial series features tough-as-nails 500d CORDURA® ripstop nylon, a new backbender flexible cooling panel and state-of-the-art designs for the next evolution in cycling products. This Spring 2013, Timbuk2 introduces two new bags to the series:

Timbuk2 Especial Messenger - The next level in messenger bags by the pioneer of the messenger bag for die-hard bike riders and commuters.

Available in Black
Sizes: Small/Medium; Medium/Large
Retail Price: $179 (S/M); $199 (M/L)

Especial Messenger design features include:
•Customizable Especial Messenger carry system includes plush ambidextrous shoulder strap that can switch carrying sides, adjusts length, and carry angle of the strap to achieve a true custom fit
•Molded Backbender cooling panels reduce contact and keep you cool on the go
•Magnetic buckles for easy one-handed accessibility are super secure and super speedy
•Fold over dry closure top and TPU drop liner enhance water protection
•Reflective binding for 360 visibility
•Internal padded pocket fits up to a 15” MacBook Pro in a sleeve (S/M); up to 17” MacBook Pro (M/L)
•Air jet textured 500d CORDURA® ripstop nylon featuring stylish durability and exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, offering resistance to tears, scuffs and abrasions, and specially treated for stain resistance and easy clean properties

Timbuk2 Especial Medio - A midsize pack that's perfect for daily use or bike commuting developed in response to consumer and retailer feedback.

Available in Black
Size: Small
Retail Price: $179

Especial Medio design features include:
•Air jet textured 500d CORDURA® ripstop nylon featuring stylish durability and exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, offering resistance to tears, scuffs and abrasions, and specially treated for stain resistance and easy clean properties
•Backbender flexible cooling panel reduces contact and keeps you cool on the go
•Waterproof Laptop Pocket: Internal welded pocket fits laptops up to 15 inches
•Designed with tapered top shape for good viability over your shoulder on a bike
•Large expandable pocket on front for helmet, jacket or other awkward items
•Removable waist strap and compression straps make it versatile and stable while riding

ON-BIKE SOLUTIONS

Timbuk2 COG Pannier - A weather-proof pannier that can be worn on body AND on bike, with dedicated padded laptop and iPad sleeves.

Available in Black
Retail Price: $139

The COG Pannier design features include:
•Fast clip pannier attachment for easy on and off bike
•Weatherproof and durable fabric makes this extremely water and road grime resistant
•Fully padded laptop compartment with premium tricot fabric and quilting (fits up to 15" MacBook)
•Separate padded iPad slip pocket with premium tricot fabric and quilting (supports all iPad models)
•Can also be worn as a briefcase or cross-body- comes with a detachable shoulder strap

Timbuk2 Yield Pannier - An everyday pannier with a rucksack design.

Available in Black/Black/Black and Black/Bixi Red
Retail Price: $89

The Yield Pannier design features include:
•Fast clip pannier attachment for easy on and off bike.
•Easy carry grab handle for carrying off bike.
•Made in a durable weatherproof ballistic nylon.
•Stretch laptop pocket inside – fits up to most 15” MacBooks
•Secure pocket on the lid for secondary organization and quick access to gloves, tools, wallet, etc.

Timbuk2 Seat Pack XT - The original bike seat pack just got better.

Available in Black, Gunmetal, White, Bixi Red/Black, and Emerald/Reso Yellow/Bixi Red
Sizes: Small; Medium

Retail Price: $25 (S); $28 (M); $45 (M with Tools)

The Seat Pack XT design features include:
•Easy and secure on-off bike attachment
•Adjustable s/r buckles for attaching to rails in multiple positions
•Bungee and keeper attachment to fit a variety of seat posts
•Wide mouth opening for quick access
•Reflective patch on back which doubles for blinky light attachment
•Seat Pack XT with Tools features dedicated pocketing for 3,4, 5, 6 mm allen keys, multi-tool with bottle opener, custom tire levers and phillips head screwdriver

The Spring 2013 line is available in February 2013 at specialty retailers and at www.timbuk2.com.

*American Community Survey, League of American Bicyclists, 2011

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