Old Man Mountain just had some exciting prototypes on display at Eurobike last week that will put a smile on every Bikepacking enthusiast
Full disclosure, OMM is pulling the curtain back here and sharing these with you before they are “finished”. This means that looks, finish, production methods, etc are still being refined, and they don’t yet have final details like price and release date.
One of Old Man Mountain’s standout features is that they can axle mount their racks to pretty much any bike out there. If your bike is missing eyelets to mount a rack to, or your eyelets are only made for fenders, they have a perfect solution for you in their Fit Kits. Front or rear, carbon, steel, aluminum, Ti, full-suspension or rigid, OMM has a fit kit for your bike.
The Old Man Mountain Elkhorn is a minimalist rack, but why have it if you’re not going to use the deck? ManyThing Cages are excellent for carrying small bags, but many forks don’t have 3-pack mounts to attach them to - so OMM designed the perfect solution for that.
It securely mounts to their axle studs, so it cannot slide down or rotate around the fork legs. It can also carry much more than a fork with 3-pack mounts. Most bike’s mounts are rated to just 1.5kg each! Add to that low weight limit, the possibility of an impact to the bags on a tree or rock and you have a fair chance of ripping the eyelets out of your fork, especially a carbon fork. Axle Pack is rated to 10kg per pair!
FLIP Cage is a cargo cage with a few tricks up its sleeve. At its base, we have a cargo cage that has a detachable foot, so you can tailor it to what you are carrying. The ace up its sleeve is its fast locking system. Simply rock the pack into place and rotate the lever 90 degrees to firmly lock the bag in place, ready for any trail conditions you want to take on.
At Eurobike, OMM showed a 3D-printed prototype, but the molds are in the works and the final form will be injection-molded nylon. This will make it extremely durable and light.
Also, the bag shown is a simple shop-made prototype. The final bag is in development and will share the same waterproof and durable qualities as their new Ponderosa Panniers.