Wheelbase are proud to announce that we now stock premium bike-packing brand Apidura who are suppling us with some of the most cutting-edge, user-friendly bike-packing luggage available.
Apidura is made up of a team of creative people who were brought together by a shared mission to find better, more efficient ways to explore the world by bike. This group of cyclists, makers and problem solvers have gone on to create ultralight packing systems which help us all to ride further and explore ever-more remote cycling destinations, helping to support our taste for adventure.
All of Apidura’s products are designed to help people discover the world by bike, with this function dictating the design process their team of in-house designers and makers produce protypes which provide solutions for some of the most extreme environments and conditions out there. Apidura’s designers benefit from their own first-hand experience as adventurous cyclists, enabling them to make the most innovative packs available using technical fabrics and hi-tech manufacturing processes. Integrated into their business is the ‘Apidura Innovation Lab’ a place for pushing the boundaries of design, construction and ideas. The Innovation Lab provides a platform for their staff to work collaboratively, sharing ideas and mixing individual’s skills and experiences to create ever-more functional, efficient packs.
As well as in-house development and real-world testing by the Apidura team, this forward-thinking brand work closely with a wide range of brand ambassadors from all genres of cycling to gain honest, reliable feedback on new protype products before going into full production. All of Apidura’s packs are precision crafted in China where skilled specialists carry out pattern cutting, sewing and fabric-welding to create the final product ready for the challenges of adventure riding.
Apidura also stand out as one of the more thoughtful, outward-looking brands within the bike trade. They proudly state on their website that they are working to reduce waste and packing in the manufacturing and retailing of their products to minimise their environmental impact and they do not advertise on websites, social networks or in print because they believe ‘the world in noisy enough’. Apidura do not work around typical season releases either with the design process and the necessity for a new product to be released taking priority over ‘season collections’ and slick advertising campaigns, which is a refreshing approach where user-friendly function clearly leads the business’ ethos.
The Apidura products are split into three distinct categories to help make it easier for customers to find a pack that suits the exact demands of the type of riding that they do….
The Backcountry Series is optimised for gravel, singletrack and mountain trails, the Backcountry Series is built from an ultralight, hard-wearing laminate and designed to excel in a wide range of weather conditions.
The Racing Series is designed for the specific demands of ultra-distance competition and audax. Constructed from a bespoke ultralight laminate developed specifically for Apidura.
Created for road riding and long distance tours, the Expedition Series is built from a lightweight material that provides unparalleled waterproofing and defence from the most punishing conditions.
Here is a selection of Apidura products currently available in-store and online at Wheelbase now….
Simplicity and convenience at a moment’s notice, on any track or trail. Ideal for stashing food, sunglasses, gloves, or a cold drink, the Backcountry Food Pouch is a convenient and easy-access storage pocket for frequently used items. Attached firmly with a versatile three-point system, the stem bag easily fits on either side of the cockpit and works with aerobars and Jones bars. The bag’s contents are kept secure by a simple one-handed open and closure system, and a subtly tapered design prevents knee contact while pedaling out of the saddle. The plus versions of the stem bag include exterior mesh pockets for catching empty wrappers as well as a mesh drainage hole to help keep the interior dry.
The Backcountry Top Tube Pack is a convenient space to store frequently used items, whether navigating a challenging trail or on a daily commute. The mountain bike top tube bag is ideal for stashing snacks, light valuables and electronic devices. It securely attaches to the top tube with Hypalon-reinforced velcro straps that minimise abrasion on the frame. A one-finger zipper puller allows easy access on the move, while the full-length fully waterproof zipper safeguards contents against water and dirt when closed. The top tube bag is also padded with closed cell foam to safeguard items against impact and features an internal pocket for organisation and a battery lead port for charging electronic devices on the go.
The Backcountry Handlebar Pack is designed to carry bulky, compressible items on long distance rides and multi-day adventures. Eliminating the need for a front rack, it helps to create a balanced load that makes steep climbs or technical sections effortless. These mountain bike handlebar bags hit the sweet spot between low weight, durability and waterproofing, and the roll-top closure system protects gear while allowing adjustment of the bag’s capacity as required. A simple but strong attachment system secures the bag to handlebars, and anti-slip Hypalon safeguards against wear.
The Backcountry Saddle Pack is an essential partner for bikepacking trips in the wilderness and for carrying layers for all-day rides. Designed to hold light, compressible gear on off-road rides, these mountain bike saddle bags provide a spacious compartment under the saddle, eliminating the need for a rear rack. The three-point attachment system and optional Dropper Post Adapter ensure a secure, sway free fit and dropper post compatibility. The waterproof fabrics offer unparalleled resistance to abrasion and tears, and it’s also simple to pack down. There’s a bungee cord for spare clothing, while reflective graphics and light attachment point mean that there’s no need to compromise on safety. The roll-down compression and closure system mean the saddle bag’s volume can be tailored precisely to fit a range of packing needs. This bag is compatible with dropper posts when used with a Dropper Post Adapter supplied separately by Apidura.
Highly versatile, the Backcountry Full Frame Pack was designed to carry big, heavy loads over long distances and across technical trails. The full frame bag fits into the bike’s main triangle, providing a large space for bulky items — anything from cooking gear to heavy tools and a water bladder. The resulting low centre of gravity results in a bag that has minimal effect on handling while offering a high volume of storage space. With a reinforced structure and internal straps for securing contents, the full frame bag is versatile enough to either fill the main triangle entirely or leave enough space for a bottle cage on the seat tube. The pack features a dual zip opening which allows easy access and full visibility of contents, while retaining the ability to open just the top zip for easy access while riding.
The Racing Bolt-On Top Tube Pack is designed for ultra-distance competition, gravel racing and the needs of time-conscious riders whose bikes have top tube bolt bosses. With an innovative magnetic quick-access flip-top opening, this waterproof bolt-on top tube bag is ideal for storing battery packs, mobile phones and race essentials. Constructed from an ultralight, waterproof laminate developed for Apidura, the bag fastens securely to the top tube bolt bosses common on gravel and adventure bikes, with a choice of two mounting positions to accommodate different frame sizes and geometries. The completely waterproof flip-top opening provides fast access and a clear view of the full contents of the bolt-on top tube bag, while keeping your belongings dry. A closed-cell foam padding structure protects your frame and electronics from damage on unsealed gravel roads and for added convenience, a protected cable port enables charging of devices on the go. Specially designed, high-contrast reflective features enhance side visibility in all light conditions. The race bolt-on top tube bag is a useful standalone bag for gravel riding or as part of a full Racing Series setup. For bikes without bolt-on bosses see our Racing Top Tube Pack.
The Racing Saddle Pack is the first rear pack dedicated to ultra-distance cycling competition and audax. Featuring a sleek design with a compact capacity, the bag is ideal for storing light, compressible items over vast distances. Constructed from an ultralight, waterproof laminate developed for Apidura. The seat bag weighs less than 210g and securely fastens with a sturdy three-point attachment system. It’s designed to fit ergonomically under the saddle, minimising sway and reducing drag. Light attachment points are laser-cut into the fabric, increasing rider safety without adding unnecessary weight. The saddle bag features a high-contrast reflective design to enhance visibility in all light conditions. A roll-top closure provides adjustable capacity, and tailored webbing, straps and buckles shed extra weight, while ensuring the simplest setup for ease of use, when every second matters.
Designed with long-distance competition in mind, the Racing Handlebar Mini Pack is a compact storage space for keeping mid-ride essentials close to hand and easy to access whilst on the go. The bag consists of a large storage chamber with an interior mesh pocket for organisation. The mini handlebar bag has been designed with snacks, packable clothing and small electronics in mind. The full-width waterproof opening allows fast access on the go and can be opened and close one-handed while riding. Accessory attachment points are laser-cut into the fabric, increasing versatility without adding unnecessary weight. A high-contrast reflective feature is specially designed to enhance visibility in all light conditions. The mini handlebar bag is built from Hexalon, an ultralight laminate designed specifically for Apidura. It attaches via reinforced lightweight velcro straps and optional EVA foam spacers that are designed to work well with drop, flare and flat handlebars.
Designed for the needs of ultra-distance cycling competition and audax, the Racing Frame Pack utilises the area inside a bike’s main triangle, creating a lower centre of gravity and enabling more neutral handling. This makes it useful for storing heavier, bulkier items, as well as items that need to be accessed on the go. The waterproof frame bag is constructed from a lightweight laminate created specifically for Apidura, and has been shaped to provide a universal fit, for use with any frame. The three velcro straps are lightweight, easy to use, and can be set in multiple positions to ensure compatibility when used alongside a top tube bag. An integrated support structure adds stiffness and allows the frame bag to be exceptionally minimal and lightweight, and a flexible pocket divider securely holds contents in place. For added convenience, a protected cable port enables charging of devices on the go.
Designed to store the essentials to repair a mid-ride mechanical, Apidura’s Expedition Tool Pack is a sleek, ultra-compact pack that’s excellent for short rides and bikepacking adventures. Fitting neatly under the saddle, the tool bag attaches securely to the bike with a velcro-backed Hypalon strap that’s effective even when exposed to road spray and grit – a weakness of traditional zippers and buckles. Inside, there’s enough capacity for two spare road tubes, tire levers, a small multi-tool, and a CO2 canister. The exterior of the tool bag is protected by a tough, lightweight fabric that’s completely waterproof. Reflective graphics and a light attachment point add visibility in low light.
The Expedition Fork Pack is an ultralight waterproof storage bag that attaches universally to any fork cage. It is designed for use on any bike with fork bolts, providing extra storage for adventures long and short. The fork bag is ideal for storing compressible items such as sleeping gear and extra clothing, as well as bulkier items such as cooking gear or extra food and drinks, the 4.5L bag is extremely adaptable. Built from a lightweight laminate developed specifically for Apidura, the bag is waterproof, and highly resistant to abrasions and tears. A hands-free air release valve allows for easy packing and compression. The attachment mechanism, unique to Apidura, ensures that the straps do not wrap around the fork itself. This makes removal and attachment far easier, and allows for access to contents without removal the fork bag. Multiple attachment loops and the ability to cut down straps ensures that the bag can be fitted to any fork cage.
A useful standalone bag for daily riding or as part of a larger bikepacking setup, the Expedition Top Tube Pack is a lightweight, secure storage space that’s ideal for stashing frequently used items on the road. The top tube bag is waterproof with welded seams and a pioneering waterproof zipper. Available in 0.5L and 1L volumes, the smaller top tube bag is suited for storing bars and snacks, while the larger version can also accommodate smartphones and battery packs. It fastens securely to the top tube, opening and closing via an easy access one-finger zipper puller. Adjustable attachment points ensure that the bag is versatile enough for a range of different frames.
Designed to securely clip to Apidura’s Backcountry and Expedition Handlebar Packs, the Expedition Accessory Pocket is a useful space for storing snacks, light electronics, and documents on weekend road trips or longer bikepacking tours. The bag is built from a tough, lightweight laminate and welded at the seams to be completely waterproof, ensuring that valuables stay protected and dry. Inside, there’s an interior mesh pocket to keep the contents in order, while a bright lining makes it easy to search for individual items. A light attachment point and reflective graphics have been added to the bag for added safety.
The Expedition Frame Pack is designed for storing items within the main triangle, creating a lower centre of gravity and enabling more natural bike handling. The frame bag securely fastens to the top tube with velcro straps, and is useful for storing heavier items as part of a larger bikepacking setup. The result is an even, balanced load, making longer tours and multi-day trips more comfortable. The frame bag is equally useful when used on its own for storing essentials on a daily commute. It’s constructed from a lightweight fabric, custom milled to Apidura’s specifications and welded together at the seams to create a watertight seal. Zippers with protected closures ensure that kit stays dry, even in a sustained downpour. A battery lead/hydration hose port is handy for charging devices or staying hydrated on the road.
Ideal for carrying lightweight, compressible kit, the Expedition Handlebar Pack is a handy partner for long-distance road bike tours, weekend trips, or even a daily ride to work. Eliminating the need for a bulky front rack, the bag fastens to handlebars with a reinforced attachment system that adds stability while improving handling and preventing abrasion. Dual roll-top closure keeps the contents secure, while allowing flexible packing capacity. A hands-free air release vent makes compressing the bag hassle-free, while welded seams ensure that contents stay dry in all conditions; this 14L version is ideal for long haul touring.
The Expedition Saddle Pack is waterproof, lightweight, and provides a spacious compartment under the saddle, eliminating the need for a rear rack. It’s designed to hold clothes and equipment on long distance rides. Built from a lightweight laminate developed specifically for Apidura, the saddle bag is highly resistant to abrasions and tears. The seams have been welded together, creating a waterproof seal that ensures contents always stay dry, even in sustained rain. A three-point attachment system with Hypalon-reinforced velcro straps allows the saddle bag to hug the seat post, increasing stability and cutting down on lateral movement. Additional Hypalon on the bag’s body keeps frames in good condition. The roll-down compression and closure system means the bag’s volume can be tailored precisely to fit a range of packing needs.
See the Apidura range here available in-store and online at Wheelbase now.