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    October

    2014

    Aaaandd We're Back....

    Hi there, I know what you’re thinking, “Two Wheel Gear, you haven’t blogged in a while, where have you been?”. Well it’s been a year, so let’s get caught up. In that time, we relaunched the brand, designed and built new products, moved into new offices in Vancouver...and went for a few pretty epic rides here in the Pacific Northwest. But it wasn’t all fun and games. This time last year, Two Wheel Gear was our little baby that we devoted all hours to. That is, when we weren’t working away at our ‘9-to-5’ gigs. In late 2013 this all changed and with this major personal shift, came a desire to update the brand to be more about who we are now and who we’re striving to become. Building beautifully simple commuter gear that is both highly functional and looks great everywhere is what we do now - full-time. Since...
  • 30

    June

    2013

    Feedback from Rick in Northern Vermont

    One from Rick... Contact Form Submission: Name: Rick Body: I have used you bag for commuting year-round for 5 years in Northern Vermont and I would still be using it except that it was stolen so I have ordered another. It has stood up remarkably well to cold, snow, salt, slush, sleet etc. It is the only bag that works conveniently for a suit and, if it is not convenient, you will not use it long for a daily commute. It is  well constructed for shedding water. I know permanently water-proofing a flexing fabric is problematic, but if you could come up with a coating that lasted as long as the rest of the bag, I would pay what ever it costs. Thanks for designing it and for still being in business.
  • 23

    May

    2013

    Two Wheel Gear - Customer Review

    We love feedback. We received this email yesterday from Ed in Seattle. We wanted to share his honest thoughts on his Two Wheel Gear bag... Contact Form Submission: Name: Ed  Hi.  Wanted to send you a couple of comments about your bag.  I've been using it for over a month and put over 500 miles on it, and in general I'm very pleased.  I live in Seattle, ride about 32 miles a day and have used it through various weather conditions.  Even in a somewhat heavy rain, all items stayed dry.  So here are the comments I have:The good:1) Big enough for my cloths so they don't get wrinkled.2) Love the big and small pockets.  Took a few tries to figure out where I wanted to put everything, but got that sorted.3) The angle that it sits on the rack is great!  My heels never touch the bag!4) Detachable shoulder...
  • 02

    April

    2013

    Two Wheel Gear - Roots & Beginnings

    Established in 1999, we've been around for awhile although you may have never come across us on the street....this is changing! Two Wheel Gear was started by Ken MacLean and Craig Coulombe in 1999. The two were University of Calgary roommates, who both started working downtown Calgary and cycling into the core. The goal was to get their gear off their backs by making a cycling pannier that could take their work clothes to the office wrinkle free....No Rolling, No Folding, No Sweaty Back Pack. The result was the Two Wheel Gear commuter bike bag (aka: 2WG Commuter Pannier) and to the thousands of customers who have purchased our bags around the world....a better way of bicycle commuting was discovered. We are a local, Calgary [Update Sept. 2014: VANCOUVER!) company that primarily lives online shipping bags to happy commuters in Canada, U.S., Australia, New Zealand and throughout Western Europe.  Craig...
  • 25

    February

    2013

    Commuter Pannier. Bike Suit Bag. Pack Everything.

    Above is my typical gear pack. My dress clothes are inside the main pocket (dress pants, dress shirt, jacket, socks, boxers and belt). I rarely commute with my dress shoes as I like to leave them at the office..but they are packed above.Above is my typical gear pack. My dress clothes are inside the main pocket (dress pants, dress shirt, jacket, socks, boxers and belt). I rarely commute with my dress shoes as I like to leave them at the office..but they are packed above.  My Gear   I'll admit that I am not the lightest packer. I like to be prepared. I take a small pack of roadside maintenance gear so I don't get stranded. The rest is really necessity for the daily trip. Above is my typical gear pack. My dress clothes are inside the main pocket (dress pants, dress shirt, jacket, socks, boxers and belt). I rarely commute with my dress shoes as I like to leave them at the office..but they are packed above. I shower when I get there so I always bring a towel, thongs, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste and hair gel. A pair of gloves is always in and out of the bag depending on the season. Of course there's tunes for the road, a pair of shades and I keep an ultra light beanie for under the helmet on chilly days. My keys, FOB and wallet...
  • 30

    January

    2013

    Our commuter bike bag reviewed by Commute by Bike!

    Overall Evaluation. This is a seriously well-thought-out product. There is a certain elegant simplicity to the design that translates equally into usability and effectiveness. As a fairly young company out to design products specifically for urban cycling, we were excited -- and maybe a bit nervous -- to have one of the blogosphere's most respected authority on bike commuting, Commute by Bike, tell us that they'd like to review our bag! Well, after some nail biting and waiting for the verdict to come out, we are extremely pleased to say that we managed to prove to the bike commuting community that our bag managed to impress: "Overall Evaluation. This is a seriously well-thought-out product. There is a certain elegant simplicity to the design that translates equally into usability and effectiveness. The pannier(s)/bag offered excellent, dare I say, serious, protection for my clothing, and it/they are easy to mount and dismount (once you get the hang of it). They are light and versatile enough that you may even consider using them as touring panniers for short trips, or shopping,...
  • 25

    January

    2013

    An Urban Commuter's Daily Trip Items

    Dave sent us this picture of his daily trip items. Pack your Two Wheel Gear Bike Suit Bag accordingly!  
  • 22

    January

    2013

    Urban bike commuting, Canada style -- staying warm when it's REALLY cold!

    Cold weather is cold weather no matter where you live. On your ride around town it's important to carry around the right gear for the cycling conditions; this is especially true for winter commuters like our pal David Norris. In the first video of our commuter series, David goes through a few options on wearing the right gear for his sometimes frigid ride in Calgary, Canada. We're talking -20C (-4F)! Keep on truckin' David! 

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