BUCK!T UWMiniBARbag Handlebar Bag Review: Made from an Upcycled Gravelking SK Tire / Tyre!

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Craig, the man behind BUCK!T

Who is BUCK!T?

“Hi! We’re Craig & Jamaica, and we run this bicycle-based, eco-business in Girona, Spain. We produce handmade products from a variety of upcycled bicycle parts, tyres and tubulars of all colours, styles and descriptions!” – BuckitBelts.com

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BUCK!T UWminiBARbag fitted to the Ridley Kanzo Fast

“We travel absolutely everywhere by foot or bicycle and don’t own a car, never have! Wherever possible we use sustainable methods, products and materials. The tyres we use are donated by Pro-Team mechanics, customers / fans and our local bicycle shops – every belt is one less tyre in landfill!” If you live in Girona, use this link to donate tyres.

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Craig at a former edition of the Tour Down Under, collecting ex-pro tyres!

BARbag: What is it?

“BARbag is a compact handlebar-bag; handmade my us from ~90% UPcycled materials; using upcycled tubular / tubeless tyres (and other bicycle parts) combined with quality new materials (zip + velcro + ripstop) and attaches easily to all shapes of handlebar (road, gravel and MTB), providing extra storage and freeing up your pockets!” There are three sizes on offer: 1.4, 1.9 and 2.5 litres. This is a review of the UW model, which can hold 1.9 litres of goodies. Note: sizing does vary ever so slightly due to tyre-stock and hand-production.

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BUCK!T UWMiniBARbag Handlebar Bag Review Video

In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew covers the tech features, ins-and-outs, cargo carrying capacity of the BUCK!T UWminiBARbag, and real-world riding showing the bag in use. Not your typical accessories review!

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BUCK!T UWminiBARbag aboard the Enigma Escape Titanium

“There are three sizes on offer: 1.4, 1.9 and 2.5 litres. This is a review of the UW model, which can hold 1.9 litres of goodies. Note: sizing does vary ever so slightly due to tyre-stock and hand-production.”

buck!t minibarbag handlebar bag review

“BUCK!T is essentially a one-man-factory! Apart from our labels and fabric-tape; all the other parts are prepared, combined and finished by Craig himself; including the packaging! This means that we can only produce a certain quantity of items each week, especially as these bags require a lot of work to complete!”

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Zipper tab began life as part of the tyre sidewall

Pricing

  • 90€ $US110 UWminiBARbag *
  • 85€ $US104 miniBARbag *
  • 95€ $US116 BARbag *
  • * Standard finish, no customisation, no extras Exchange rate as at May 7, 2021

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Our Materials

  • belt- / watch- strap is made from used and/or defective bicycle tyres or tubulars​
  • wallet bodies are made from tubular tyres, with inner-tube pockets inside
  • string for tags and pendants is from tyre side-walls & elastics are cut from old inner-tubes
  • tags, envelopes & cards are all made using 100% recycled paper (post-consumer waste)
  • wallet boxes + presentation cards (eg. watchbelts) are made with upcycled card
  • belt- / watch-buckles are sourced locally or within European Union
  • chainlinks (for earrings) are new and are extra links discarded when fitting a new chain
  • Prior to assembly / manufacture, the upcycled materials are cleaned using eco cleaning products & good old fashioned elbow-grease!

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