For fans of the Porcelain Rocket Mr Fusion, you’ll notice some key updates to this stable saddle pack platform. The support bar is now curved to match the line of the pack. Now, Mr. Fusion comes in a 12 or a 15 size. Mr. Fusion 12 is the same size as the old Mr. Fusion. The included drybag has a capacity of 8-12L. Mr. Fusion 15 is the new Mr. Fusion XL. The included drybag has a capacity of 10-15L. See Porcelain Rocket for clearance requirements. These are in stock now, although the XL is momentarily sold out… Head to Porcelain Rocket for more!
Colin Dowler was mountain biking in a remote region of the British Columbia coast when a grizzly bear attacked him. He survived by fighting back with a pocket knife. Watch him tell this harrowing tale from a hospital bed where he is recovering from his wounds.
Porcelain Rocket has taken their Nigel handlebar bag and olivized it. Olivactivated? OD from OD? Whatever you call the process of making a solid product a little more fashionable by making it out of olive drab, that’s what they did and they call it OliveIt. These handlebar bags are amazing. They’re weatherproof, easy to swap from bike to bike, and make access while riding simple! These are in stock now at Porcelain rocket for $150 CAD. See some more specs below.
The Hunter Cycles hip pack is one of the best packs out right now and it just got better with a new, updated design. Now you can carry your rain jacket, knee pads, or even a burrito on the top of the pack thanks to this simple, functional addition.
These packs are made by Porcelain Rocket in Canada and are in stock now in Bonny Doon, California at the Hunter Cycles HQ.
Did you catch our Hunter Cycles shop visit? Be sure to do so!
Stuckylife takes to the roads and trails surrounding Victoria BC in this year’s “don’t call it Groad” ride.
Porcelain Rocket has redesigned the Nigel Handlebar Bag. This redesign aims to distill the design elements that made the original Nigel unique and practical, into a much simpler, sleeker package. The new Nigel is smaller, which will allow for use on a larger variety of bikes. However, at 4.5L, it is still larger than typical burrito-style bar bags. Its wide opening and one-handed bungee closure make for extremely easy access on the bike.
The whole thing has been made much sturdier, with Voilé Nano Straps main straps, a semi-rigid back plate, and a removable EVA foam “bed liner” in the base. Also included are die-cut foam spacers, so that people can space the bag out for clearance for their hands on the tops, or for cables/hoses.
By paring down the design Porcelain Rocket is now able to sell the Nigel for $150CAD / US$115. They’re in stock now at Porcelain Rocket.
Panniers can be an interesting pickle for bag designers. With so many racks out on the market, being flexible in terms of mounting is of the utmost importance. With their new Microwave Panniers, they have solved that problem, creating a cradle pannier which holds onto individual dry bags. The system itself is secure, adaptable, modular, and practical, as all panniers should be. Check out their mounting instructions, and rack fitment for answers to your questions before heading to Porcelain Rocket to check them out!
In part two of the Outskirts series, four riders travel to Canada’s northeastern province of Labrador to traverse the Trans-Labrador Highway, one of the most remote and isolated highways in the world.
IFHT spent a week in Quebec riding everything from the bike park at Mont-Sainte-Anne to the backcountry singletrack in Valée-Bras-du-Nord.
A carbon and leather saddle, made in Canada, with revolutionary construction techniques, available in various widths and comes in both brown or black? Sign me up! See more information on the new Reform Saddle at their website.
I love seeing videos like this!
“Biketown is a celebration of cycling in Victoria, BC. A parody of Downtown by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Biketown features the people and places that make Victoria the cycling capital of Canada.”
Read more at CBC.
Here’s another video from Sigma’s cine lens campaign, featuring Mike Zinger of Farsik Supply!
Bikepacking British Columbia’s Chilcotin Range
Photos and words by Gabe Tiller
I merely whetted my appetite for the Chilcotins last year. It was a fun, albeit short trip. It was challenging in its own right, but really gave me an appreciation for Canada’s mountain ranges and how, errrr, ‘fun’ it is to drag your mountain bike through them. Regardless, in recent years the Chilcotins have become quite popular. They’re one of the few Provincial Parks to allow mountain biking and one of the few places to ride alpine terrain.
I mean: push your bike through alpine terrain. Scott from Porcelain Rocket once told me “The Chilcotins are a perfect place for a singlespeed. You’re either pushing your bike, or grabbing handfuls of brake lever. There’s very little pedaling to be had.” And he’s right. Regardless, the payoff is worth it. Once you push your bike—or more frequently the case—lift and hoist and scramble your bike to the top of a pass you’re rewarded with hordes of giant vicious biting horse flies.
When I saw Scott from Porcelain Rocket selling these buffalo plaid (Canadian Camo) roll top shred packs on his Instagram, I had to buy one for Morgan, knowing he’d be making his way from Canada down to Los Angeles this summer. So… what’s he do with it the first day? Buys a gallon of ice cream.
Here I was thinking the Mr Fusion was as good as it gets. Like all great minds, Scott at Porcelain Rocket wasn’t satisfied with V1, wanting to make he and Rick Hunter’s collaboration project even better.
Mr. Fusion V2 is the evolution of the Porcelain Rocket bag system. It uses the same support rack design, is 100% waterproof, and with the snap of one buckle, it’s insanely easy to load or unload. The included RF-welded Porcelain Rocket drybag has a 5–13L capacity, just roll it as your crap seems fit.
Sometimes things are lovely, until they’re not…
YNOT have been working on new bags with new hardware and have an IndieGoGo Campaign to help get things moving. Head on over to check it out.