The guys at 76 Projects recently sent us some of their great kit to use…it was quickly snaffled by Andrew and is being made good use of on his gravel bike. Neat bits of kit for storage – lightweight and easy to fit! You can see the stuff on his bike on the @YorksTrueGrit instagram feed.
Anyway, 76 Projects sent over this release about some new kit which you all might be interested in. 76 Projects are sponsoring this year’s Yorkshire True Grit, and each person who signs on at the event will receive a lovely 76 Project free gift. (Thanks guys!).
MORE THAN JUST A STRAP
76 Projects today launches the Little Piggy, an on-bike tube and tool storage solution for all mountain bikers. The Little Piggy can be mounted directly to bottle bosses or strap mounted anywhere via its paint-friendly rubber coated strap and silicone pads. Either way, it stays put and doesn’t rattle. It works with all frame and suspension designs and securely holds a 29” MTB tube, CO2, levers, multitool, tubeless plugs or whatever your ride essential kit is. There’s even a built-in recess for a chain quick-link. Little Piggy is XC light and Enduro tough.
Our on-bike storage products were born of frustration with the many other products we’ve used over the years. Tube straps are prone to slipping, carry less, and don’t work without a tube. Frame bags offer no choice of position, limited compatibility, rattle, and eat your frame’s paint. And don’t get us started on saddlebags for MTB.
The original Piggy was designed to provide on-bike storage behind a bottle cage. It’s loved by hardtail, gravel and road riders wanting an alternative to packs and saddlebags. The new Little Piggy was developed as a more versatile solution which can bolt on or strap mount and is ideally suited to Enduro or adventure.
Prototypes were tested for hundreds of hours, in all conditions, by a select group of riders which included EWS racers. Their feedback and insights were essential to the development process.
Paul Robertson of 76 Projects, comments:
“In recent years there has been a trend to reduce the amount of kit carried by riders on their
back. A bulky and heavy pack negatively affects handling. Many riders have also realised that there is no need to take the kitchen sink for a short local ride. We’ve noticed that, in response to this trend, bike brands have started adding accessory mounting bosses to their bikes. The Little Piggy can be fitted directly to these mounts or securely strap-mounted, enabling every rider to benefit from switching to on-bike storage.”
At 76 Projects, we’re currently collaborating with several bike brands in order to get mounting bosses added to their frames.
PIGGY DRY BAG
Developed alongside the Little Piggy, and also compatible with the original Piggy, is the bespoke Dry Bag. The base of the Dry Bag is shaped to match the platform for a perfect fit. The Dry Bag is 100% waterproof, so it’s perfect for winter rides or using in an exposed position such as the underside of your downtube. Capacity is 0.95L max, 0.65L on the bike.
The Little Piggy joins the original Piggy in the range. The Piggy is direct-mount only and is designed to fit beneath a bottle cage such that your tools are located behind your water bottle. Like the Little Piggy, the Piggy has a built-in recess for a chain quick-link, and can be used with our optional Piggy Pouch or Dry Bag for protection from water and dirt.