The Catalyst Pack is our answer to all the requests we’ve received for a more svelte version of our best-selling Zeitgeist Pack. Riders with narrower bar widths and shallower head tube tolerances, or really, anyone looking for a bomber mid-capacity pack, now have a new option for stowing gear up front and off the saddle! The Catalyst Pack is perfect for gravel adventures, road touring, bikepacking, the daily grind, and even XC-MTB!
**Please note, due to material shortages, bags are shipping with either a Dyneema grid liner (as pictured) or with a solid black liner. As of this posting Coyote is only available with the black lining fabric. Black and Dark Green are available with either Dyneema grid or black lining fabric. If there are multiple items in an order, we will try to make sure everything matches or accommodate requests made in the comments field at checkout.
As any rider of smaller stature will tell you, when it comes to bike bags, there’s a fine line between big enough to haul my adventure gear and too big for my small frame. Where our classic Zeitgeist Pack was often too wide and deep for smaller frames, our all-new Catalyst Pack strikes the perfect balance. With an unmistakable design nod to its predecessor, the Catalyst retains the functional features and the clean aesthetics that make the 2020 Zeitgeist a bestseller, but in a slimmed-down silhouette that works well on smaller platforms. The design inspiration for the Catalyst was answering to the specific needs of smaller riders, and the end result is a beautifully functional mid-capacity bag that can work for everyone!
Attachment point options matching standard spacing of integrated saddle loops and a wider set for mounting on bars
Internal batten at attachment points for added rigidity and stability
HDPE liner for added structure and stability
Zip pocket on flap for easy stowing and access of small items
Top flap features twin daisy chains for lashing extra gear, and reflective tape for added visibility
Compression strap under top flap cinches weight and volume for maximum on-bike stability
Telescoping neck prevents spillage when accessing main compartment
Ships with foam spacer kit with (6) foam spacer blocks, and (2) 9-inch Voile Nano Straps
Measurements: 10.84″x5.8″x 6.16″d
- Shell Choices
- Black VX21 X-Pac™
- Coyote VX21 X-Pac™
- Dark Green VX21 X-Pac™
- Customize your own
Also built with
- Packcloth Lining
- Dyneema™ Grid Ripstop
- TPU Coated Nylon Ripstop Waterproof Lining On Flap
- Coverlight Lash Tab and Batten Sheath
- HDPE Body Insert
- Reflective Tape
Mounting the Catalyst pack is straightforward and simple. For handlebar mount, you’ll use the outermost/widest attachment points on the top/backside Coverlight strip. Using the included Voile Nano Straps, thread one strap through the Coverlight lash tab on one side of the stem making sure to loop around the internal batten and looping around the handlebar. Loosely lock into place with the plastic cleat on the strap. Repeat this step on the other side of the stem. Center your Catalyst Pack on your bars, and then loosely attach the bottom shock cord to your head tube. Now firmly cinch the top Nano Straps on either side of your stem locking the bag into place on bars. Lastly, adjust bottom shock cord to appropriate tightness. For saddle mount, simply repeat the above steps using the innermost/narrowest attachment points on the top/backside Coverlight strip.
The Catalyst plays nice with bikes that have at least 9.5″ from the center of the handlebars to the top of the tire/fender. This is to accommodate a loaded-down bag with spacers. As little as 7.5″ of clearance is required to run the bag with support/rack.
We’ll be posting a heckin’ sweet, more thoroughly detailed video tutorial real soon, so check back!
You will notice we shipped your new Catalyst pack unassembled. That’s to reduce the carbon footprint of your order. Have no fear! We promise setting it up will be easier than an IKEA Ektorp. Check out this video tutorial for the Zeitgeist. Set up for your new Catalyst will be identical!