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Fat Lion

From: £92.00

The Fat Lion is the large version of our Mountain Lion bar harness, designed to securely hold your dry bags in excess of 13 litres (up to 35 litres). Fitted under the handlebars of your bike, it provides a very secure attachment even with the increased volume, and still with minimal interference with your bike.

Exped Fold Dry Bag - Individual

Lightweight (70 Denier) waterproof dry bags with roll-top closure. Durable PU coated taffeta nylon with 10,000mm water column and fully taped seams for waterproof performance.
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Description

The Wildcat Gear Fat Lion comprises of a large padded harness to retain your large dry bag under the bars. Our unique and secure retention system developed and proven under the Mountain Lion is supplemented with two additional straps to provide maximum stability for a larger load, and continues to resist working loose over rough terrain.

The Fat Lion delivers a solid storage solution with minimal interference to your riding for dry bags between 13 and 35 litres in size. This helps to maintain predictable handling, and compliments our frame bag and seat system storage solutions.

Wildcat Gear Fat Lion Features

  • Unique 4-strap retention system eliminates movement when loaded.
  • Padded VX21 and ballistic nylon fabric construction protects your dry bag.
  • Adjustable and removable under panel to distribute strap pressure and protect the underside of the bag
  • Scaleable storage: use your own dry bags sized for your trip.
  • Optimised for large dry bags 13 to 35 litre dry bags.
  • No excess weight: Only 290g.
  • Colour: black. Custom colour options available with custom frame bag orders.

Compatibility

  • The Wildcat Gear Fat Lion will fit a wide range of handlebar types designed for off road use, but not dropped handlebars.
  • Note that the width of the padded panel may require adjustment to brakes/ shifters to ensure proper clearance and function
  • The retention system fits around all types of conventional forks, rigid or suspension. Not compatible with the Cannondale Lefty “fork”.
  • It may be necessary to lengthen gear cables to provide a smoother curve around your luggage for an optimum fit.

Additional information

Weight 290 g
Dimensions 38 x 35 cm

Exped Fold Dry Bag - Individual

Size

13L, 22L

Colour

Olive, Black

Questions

Which colour options are there on the Fat Lion?

The standard in-stock colour is black. Colour options are available with a custom frame bag order, allowing you to have coordinated luggage across the whole bike.

Does the Fat Lion come with a dry bags?

The Fat Lion is priced excluding a dry bag. However, we now stock Exped dry bags in a range of sizes that can be purchased at the same time at additional cost.

What size dry bag would recommend?

The Fat Lion will take a dry bag between approx 13 – 35 litres in size.

I have dropped handlebars – will the Fat Lion fit?

No; while the padded panel of the Fat Lion measures approximately 35 cm wide, but is intended to take a 13 litre dry bag, minimum, which are usually too wide to fit between the controls on drop bars.

Will the Fat Lion fit around my brake and gear cables?

The Lion is designed to generally sit under your cables, leaving space between the padded panel and the head tube for cables to be routed without significant difficulty. Depending on your precise set-up and load size, it may be necessary to lengthen cable outers to maintain a smooth curve for cables and hoses.

Is the Fat Lion compatible with v-brakes/ calliper/ cantilever brakes?

The extra length of the padded panel may cause issues with rim mounted brakes. We recommend it is used with bikes fitted with disc brakes.

Is the Fat Lion compatible with a Jones Truss fork?

Yes, it is. Instead of attaching the lower strap to where a conventional fork crown would be, they can be strapped to the triangular braces just forward of the head tube.

Is the Fat Lion compatible with a Cannonade Lefty fork?

No, it isn’t.

Will it mark my forks and handlebars?

As with most accessories attached directly to the bike, we recommend using some protective tape to preserve you anodised/ painted/ carbon finish. We stock genuine transparent 3M Helicopter Tape, available separately.

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