Love Handle

Bikepacking handlebar wrap.

Availability: In stock

NZD $149.00
 

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Love your Love Handle – the curvaceous Cactus handlebar wrap.

An ingenious fitting and adjustment system means this wrap fits securely to almost any bike.

Adjusts to fit up to a 15L drybag (a 10L drybag plus separate lightweight tent also fits pretty good).

Designed, tested and built in NZ by serious long-time biking enthusiasts.

Bikepacking forever  ♥ ♥ ♥

Choose traditional C-1000 cordura (Olive), or go for Cactus-tough Premium C-Canvas (Black) for lifelong durability, at the cost of an extra 20 grams (that's the weight of one AAA battery).

Covered by our Cactus Tough lifetime warranty.


Specs

  • Weight: 440g (cordura); 460g (canvas).
  • Size: Fits a 15L drybag.
  • Colours: Olive (cordura) or Black (canvas).
  • Fabrics: C-1000 Cordura or Premium C-Canvas.

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Reviews

Perfect Old Ghost/Heaphy bikepacking kitReview by Karolyne
Purchased this a few months ago and have now used it on the Heaphy and on the Old Ghost Road. The Heaphy trip went without a hitch, and I thought it might be a little more bouncy on the OGR as it's a much more technical, rough track. But it was rock solid. Once you set it up you just don't have to think about it again until you take it off for a clean at the end of your trip. There was lots of snow on the tops so we had to hike-a-bike a bit, and with the biking, walking, carrying down the steps the love handle didn't budge. I carried a 15-ish litre dry bag in this with all my sleeping gear, extra clothing, book, and anything else I could fit in. Having the weight up front instead of behind me (I didn't use a seat bag at all) meant I could ride switchbacks (well, I could have if there wasn't a foot of snow) and move around my bike unhindered. The Love Handle didn't bounce, slip or move at all and I just forgot about it. Awesome bit of kit and you can use a dry bag/tent/bivy or whatever you want, lovingly wrapped in the Love Handle. Love it. (Posted on 6/06/19)
Great designReview by Phil
Seems a practical, robust and well made unit. Great mounting system. My only complaint is some of the mounting straps are a bit short and I had to use pliers to grip them to pull them through the buckles. Used on a couple of trips and it performs perfectly. (Posted on 29/06/18)
A must have bikepacking bit of kit. Review by Deane
This rack is able to take a wide variety of loads. It swallows my packraft and paddle. The grippin alloy buckles are bomber and easy to operate. The handlebar spacers give ample clearance from the brake hoses which has been an issue with other brands of handlebar harnesses that I've used. The surface area of the roll is huge and this gives it the ability to take drybags, tents, sleeping mats and large bottles of whiskey. It's a bit harder to install but once fitted it's secure. For rough terrain I like to carry all my sleeping gear and camp clothes across the handlebar in a harness and the Cactus Love Handle is one of the best. Tough secure and lightweight. (Posted on 26/02/18)

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