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    2WG NEWS ACTION - BIKE TO WORK DAY

    CTV News: Lonny Balbi - Bike to Work Day Founder & Two Wheel Gear Advocate

    Recently I connected with Lonny Balbi, founder and organizer of Calgary Bike To Work Day happening Friday, May 1, 2015. Lonny is a longtime bike commuter and truly outstanding guy. This year, Lonny is donating $1 for every bike that shows up at the event's headquarters in Eau Claire Market to the Nathan O'Brien Children's foundation. With an average of 4,000-5,000 commuters stopping by for breakfast (catered by Lonny's law practice), Lonny is in for making a pretty substantial donation from his own pocket.  

    Lonny took a real shining to our newest suit pannier and we couldn't have been more excited to collaborate. This year Two Wheel Gear is honoured to sponsor Calgary Bike to Work Day and donate our Classic 2.0 Garment Panniers as event prizing. We set out to solve a problem for daily bike commuters riding to work. Lonny is helping us spread that word.  Watch the below videos from Global Calgary and CTV Calgary Morning News as Lonny's charm is put into action talking about his passion for Bike to Work Day and his killer suit and tie tucked neatly in his Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier.
     
     

     

    Two Wheel Gear Works for Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

    Last year, we received an amazing letter from our friend Anton in Seoul, Republic of Korea. This year we are sending him one of our new Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier's to test out in his incredible travels. Stay tuned for the follow-up review coming from Anton in the next few months. This is his story. 

     

    Dear Two Wheel Gear,

    Bike Commuting in SeoulI just want to thank you for your great garment bag. I work for Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and thousands of people are watching me while on stage. My dress has to be just perfect. But the problem is that I am a passionate cyclist (as well as passionate musician). I've tried many options of transportation my tails (tuxedo) before I found Two Wheel Gear. The biggest problem for me was that I could not carry my suit on myself because my viola is there so the rack pannier was the only option. The other pannier garment bags on the market are kinda...narrow and short. This "compromise" is not acceptable for my situation. 
    Anton's daily bicycle commuting itemsAnton Bike Commuting through Seoul to a performance
    Orchestra suit tails packed in Classic Bike Suit Bag

    My normal daily commute is only about 14km (round trip) to the rehearsal hall but much longer on the weekends. It is up to 30-60 km depending on where the concert is. I am not a light commuter. On the concert days I have to haul lots of stuff: my viola, concert dress and shoes, extra shirt,  towel, toiletries, lunch/dinner as well as my emergency repair kit (it is not good to get a flat tire on the way to the concert!!!), spare tube, tube repair kit, gloves, set of wrenches, chain tool and chain lock. All this stuff easily goes into the Two Wheel Gear garment bag! The climate here in Korea is very hot and humid in the summer and freezing cold, often snowy in the winters. I commute all year round regardless the weather. I just see no reason not to commute by bike in the rain or snow. With a proper gear it is even more exciting. You know :) 

     

    Anton's Classic Bike Suit Bag Setup on BikeI have never experienced really heavy showers while on the bike with Two Wheel Gear bag, but the bag has passed the test in my shower room at home so I have no worries about coming rain season in July-August.

    As you see on the pictures, my commuting route takes me through busy streets, bike paths and sometimes unpaved roads.

    Best regards,

    Anton

    Anton Kang playing with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra

    Two Wheel Gear Featured in Momentum Magazine

    We are extremely pleased to show-off Two Wheel Gear's brand feature in Momentum Magazine! It was great to pay homage to our company roots and show the cycling community how far we've come and where we are headed. We have had our heads down in our shop developing not only products but relationships and are stoked to be recognized in such an awesome publication. We haven't given away all our secrets and coming soons just yet but there is much more to come! In the meantime, have a quick read on what momentum had to say on our messenger bags, bicycle garment panniers and decision to start building products out of a legendary waxed cotton canvas.

    Two Wheel Gear Brand Feature in Momentum Magazine

    Read the review and check out the rest of Momentum's fantastic articles and reviews here: Two Wheel Gear's Bike Suit Bag

    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.

    Feedback from Ed in Seattle

    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 strap.  Nice!
    5) "D" ring attachment to pannier rack.  Much better than the hooks I've had on other bags.
    6) Relatively light for the quality of bag material.

    What can be better:
    1) A water bottle holder or pouch on the outside of the bag that can be used while caring it on my shoulder would be nice.  I take a water bottle with me and its nice to be able to put it on the outside of the bag instead of inside one of the pockets.
    2) The "D" Ring attachment straps were too short for my 1990's vintage Blackburn rack.  I had to pull the straps through the bottom cross webbing so that they would be long enough.  It still works, but more length would be nice (If you would like pictures of what I'm talking about, let me know.
    3) Some reflective tape on the "D" Ring straps pulls would make it a lot easier to see them when it's dark.  All the black-on-black is a bit tough to see on those dark, raining mornings!
    4) A more solid place to mount a tail light.  There is a little webbing strap on the back of the top pocket, but when I put either of my tail lights there, they flop around.  I'm never sure if they are pointing toward the back.

    So, keep up the good work.  At this point, I'd buy another product from you in the future.  Keep innovating!

    Cheers,

    Ed

    As for #4 we like to:

    Two Wheel Gear - Classic 1.0 Garment Pannier - Rear LightsTwo Wheel Gear - Classic 1.0 Garment Pannier - Rear Lights Dark

    Attach tail lights to the rear nylon straps. Snip the small threads to create your own loops and clip lights. Works great!

     -Two Wheel Gear