Innovative Shuttle Pack Gear Tote Puts Gear Where No Gear Has Gone Before (Securely Under the Bike)

March 09, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Trekking on a weekend camping and bicycling trip with his buddies, Mike Latham was once again stuck in a back seat crammed with gear. Feet resting on top of bike equipment set on the floorboard, his knees were uncomfortably bent into his chest, and his armrest was, unfortunately, a bicycle helmet.

Despite Mike’s bodily discomfort, his mind was racing. He pondered the question: where can you store gear, without taking up precious interior or crossbar space? Mike’s necessity became an invention when Original Shuttle Pack(TM) was born a year ago.

The wedge-shaped cargo carrier attaches securely on top of a car under any bike with a fork mounted wheeltray. Made of durable, weather-resistant nylon material, Original Shuttle Pack holds 41 liters of gear, yet is light and portable enough to carry with a shoulder strap.

“It’s no secret that bicyclists, triathletes and campers need lots of stuff. To be able to put everything into a place that is compact, portable and organized takes the concern out of packing for active roadtrips,” said Mike Latham, creator of Colorado-based Shuttle Pack.

Inside the carrier, supportive foam maintains the wedge shape for easy packing. The pack’s main compartment carries shoes, helmets, wetsuits, spare parts, extra clothes and other necessities and is lined with an abundance of organizer pockets. On the outside, another pocket keeps essentials handy, and a bungee cord holds loose or overflow equipment.

Mounting Shuttle Pack to the car and bike frame is a simple proposition. It attaches to any bike with Jettison(TM) straps that customize to the bike’s frame. Padded straps protect bikes from scratches and scuffs, and the aerodynamic wedge design eliminates wind drag or annoying noise on short or long trips. If bike grease gets on Shuttle Pack, it just wipes clean with mild soap and water, or can be thrown into a washing machine when necessary.

Original Shuttle Pack is $90 and is sold at specialty retail stores and can also be purchased online at For more information on Original Shuttle Pack, call 866-590-4040.