Timbuk2 Unveils New Pro Bike Series

Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based pioneer of the messenger bag, returns to Interbike with an entirely new series of bags and accessories for this year’s show

The new line-up starts with the Especial – Pro Bike Series. This performance line answers the needs of all the Lance Armstrongs and Eddy Merckxs in everyone. With the feedback of one of the bike industries leading cycling teams, KBS OptumHealth, and bike messengers and inspired by the brand’s rich bike heritage, Timbuk2 delivers an innovative line featuring premium fabrics and state-of-the-art designs for the next evolution in cycling products.

The Especial Dos ($119) features include:

  • Backbender flexible cooling panel
  • Comfort backpack straps with hydration of headphone routing, a reflective and detachable sternum strap
  • Internal pocket for laptops us to 13 inches or can accommodate a hydration bladder
  • Compact profile designed to carry the essentials
  • Multiple swing around quick access pockets
  • U lock holster attachment point
  • Reflective hits
  • Internal organizer for all of the essentials
  • Air jet textured ripstop nylon 6.6 for high abrasion resistance and exceptional strength to weight ratio

The Especial Tres ($209) adds a waterproof laptop pocket featuring an internally welded pocket that fits laptops up to 15inches. It also includes rolltop and swing around side access to the main body of the bag, a highly water resistant design including a zipper cover, compression straps that offer the flexibility to compress or expand your load, multiple quick access pockets on both front and back and a U lock holster which can double as a water bottle pocket.

The Especial Viaje Pannier features include:
• Converts from a pannier to a backpack; straps stow into flap when not in use
• Waterproof Laptop Pocket: Internal welded pocket fits laptops up to 15 inches
• Stands upright for easy loading and unloading
• Fast clip pannier attachment for easy on and off bike
• Rain cover included for additional waterproofing when needed
• Internal organizations for all your essentials
• Detachable sternum strap
• Air jet textured ripstop nylon 6.6 for high abrasion resistance and exceptional strength to weight ratio

The Spring 2012 Especial line is available beginning in February 2012 at specialty retailers and at www.timbuk2.com.

Travel Gear:

Timbuk2’s new travel line offers new options to keep your stuff on you at the airport and beyond, while offering distinct organizational design, skateboard mobility features and overall light weight features that will get you moving to your next destination hassle-free (and without any fees).

Passengers paid U.S. airlines $3.4 billion to check their bags in 2010* and Timbuk2 wants consumers to save their money for the important stuff – like their gear. The latest line-up of Timbuk2’s travel line offers new options to keep your stuff on you at the airport and beyond, while offering distinct organizational design, skateboard mobility features and overall light weight features that will get you moving and grooving to your next destination hassle-free (and without any fees).

Conveyer Wheeled Duffle:

Available in Black/Black; Gunmetal/Blue; Algae Green/Sorbet Green

Retail Price: (M) 22” $219 (L) 28” $269

Conveyor Wheeled Duffel features include:

  • Carry on – no need to check it in (M)
  • Ultra lightweight so you can take more with you (“22 Duffel is only 7lbs)
  • Bike inspired comfort handle system
  • Multiple grab straps for easy storage in overhead bins
  • Adjustable compression-straps
  • Oversized skate board wheels
  • Refined weave 840 ballistic

Copilot:

Available in Black/Black; Gunmetal/Blue; Algae Green/Sorbet Green

Retail Price: (S) 20” $249 (M) 22” $269 (L) 28” $339

Copilot features include:

  • Carry on board no need to check it in (S & M only)
  • Ultra lightweight so you can take more with you (22” Copilot is only 7lbs 5oz)
  • Bike inspired comfort handle system
  • Separate wet/dry compartment
  • Customizable skate board wheels
  • Clamshell construction for easy packing
  • Refined weave 840 ballistic nylon

Wingman:

Available in Black/Black; Gunmetal/Blue; Algae Green/Sorbet Green; Rev Red/Gunmetal

Retail Price: (S) $149 (M) $169

Wingman features include:

  • Carry on-board no need to check it in
  • Ultra lightweight so you can take more with you (Medium only 3lbs 3oz)
  • Can be work as a messenger or backpack with tuckaway straps
  • Padded laptop compartment
  • Multiple grab straps for easy storage in overhead bins
  • Refined weave 840 ballistic nylon

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