Bike road trips are made easier with the right luggage. Mountainsmith agrees and the new Cycle Cube storage duffel is just what the doctor ordered to haul all the necessary essentials for bike-focused adventures.

Mountainsmith Cycle Cube Features:

  • Tri-panel load access to keep gear separated for fast access and easy organization
  • Die-cut ventilation holes for breathable storage
  • Interior shoes & clothes divider
  • Multiple organizer pockets for tools, food and accessories
  • Padded eyewear pocket
  • Padded tote style haul handles
  • Dual D-Rings for shoulder strap attachment (available separately)
  • Volume: 51 liters
  • Dimensions: 15″ x 17.5″ x 11.25″
  • MSRP: $79.95
Mountainsmith Cycle Cube Review

Tidy little Cycle Cube gets it done.

Cycle Cube to the Rescue

When traveling, it can often be a challenge to make sure that all the proper gear makes it from point A to point B intact. Mountainsmith really nailed the needed organization with their Cycle Cube. The main compartment features an adjustable divider that can easily swallow a couple pairs of shoes, helmet and enough space for multiple cycling kits or extra changes of clothing for off-bike activities.

I loved being able to drop my shoes into the ventilated side with a saddle bag and another pair of casual shoes while the other side carried a cycling kit and enough clothes for four days of regular life. With a couple of trips under my belt with the Cycle Cube, the culmination was a weekend of gravel riding in Southwest Minnesota.

Minnesota Gravel Riding

Everything I needed for a weekend of Minnesota gravel.

When riding Midwest gravel in early June, it’s important to have the proper layers because mornings can be cool and rainstorms are common. As usual, it’s also critical to have extra tubes, energy gels and a variety of other bits.

Mountainsmith Cycle Cube Review

Pockets and storage galore are perfect for hauling your bike gear.

The large side compartments feature full-depth zippers for easy access to the mesh pockets — each one perfectly-sized for a couple of tubes or other small items. I used each pocket to the maximum because there really is a place for everything and everything in its place.

Mountainsmith Cycle Cube Review

Tons of laser-cut vents keep the shoe side airy.

While it’s easy to open the zippers by pulling on them, I did wish for non-locking zippers on the main compartment so I could pull the lid open. You wouldn’t want that on the end compartments, but the top lid would be nice. Also, this one is large enough not to be carry-on friendly, so don’t get any ideas of carrying it onto the plane.

The Good

  • Killer organization pockets everywhere
  • A place for everything and everything in its place
  • Adjustable main compartment is awesome
  • Ventilated shoe compartment area
  • Durable materials

The Bad

  • Doesn’t come with shoulder strap
  • Wished I could pull the main compartment open

The Bottom Line: Mountainsmith Cycle Cube

If you have bike trips in your future, you owe yourself to pick up something like the Mountainsmith Cycle Cube. Organization is perfect with just the right variety of pockets to store shoes, helmets and misc. parts for a weekend on two wheels.

Buy Now: Available at Backcountry.comĀ 

About Author

A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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