Japanese cycling product giant Shimano has unveiled a new 2013 range of cycling-specific bags, which should be available in the shops in October.

Four models of bag are on offer, all of which Shimano claim are the result of “countless hours running lab and field tests, checking quality and fine-tuning the designs”. Who are we to doubt that?

The Osaka model is an over-the-shouder, messenger-style bag with plenty of pockets and a padded laptop section.

Aimed squarely at the commuting market, the spacious Tsukinist (‘tsukin’ is Japanese for ‘commuting’, apparently) bags also feature a padded laptop section, an integrated rain cover and mobile phone pocket in one of the shoulder straps.

The Rokko and Unzen are in a more traditional rucksack format and would suit mountain bikers, commuters and touring. The Unzen comes complete with a hydration pack.

Prices to be confirmed.

Contact: www.shimano.com





  • Bart

    I saw these bags at Icebike and I assure you that there was a rear-light attachment loop on all models as well as reflective sections. The commuter bag also had a bright rain cover with reflective logo. No problem with safety if you ask me!

  • Wynn Griffith

    To claim to have run extensive lab and field tests then come up with a range of bags that are essentially invisible in the dark and that would cover up hi-vis cycle jackets / tops is laughable. I would have hoped that a short read of this site alone may have indicated that cycle safety is becoming a hot topic. Not impressed Shimano…

  • phil j

    Nah mate their probably designed to match rapha condor gear for poseurs.
    You know, the type with the thousand yard stare who never wave back

  • Ken Evans

    Reflective sections ?
    Rear-light attachment points ?