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Bike to work or travel as a digital nomad with the world’s most organized bike briefcase. Converts from laptop pannier to office bag.
Bike to work or travel as a digital nomad with the world’s most organized bike briefcase. Converts from laptop pannier to office bag.
Bike to work or travel as a digital nomad with the world’s most organized bike briefcase. Converts from laptop pannier to office bag.
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Convertible Bike Briefcase

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 Introducing the Convertible Bike Briefcase 

The Convertible Bike Briefcase is the most organized laptop pannier for bike commuters. It quickly converts between pannier and briefcase.

Messenger style briefcase for biking to work.

Quickly converts to pannier that attaches to any bike rack.

Specifically organized for daily items on the commute.

Travel-ready for working from the coffee shop, plane or office.  

Briefcase handles and removable padded shoulder strap for off-bike carry.

What Makes the Convertible Bike Briefcase Special? 

The Best of Both Worlds

The Convertible Bike Briefcase converts between a bike rack mounted pannier and a professional messenger style briefcase in a matter of seconds. Its a hybrid bag designed specifically for biking to work. It doesn't look, function or carry like any pannier you've seen before.

Quickly converts to adjustable pannier for standard bike racks
Quickly converts to adjustable pannier for standard bike racks

 Secure Rack Mounting System

The German-made Rixen & Kaul Klickfix hooks (blue) lock the pannier to the bike rack. Additional mini inserts are included that clip inside the hooks (if necessary) for small diameter bike racks. 

Note: For best riding fit, mount bag on the rear left-side of bike rack

How It Works

Place the bag with open hooks onto the bike rack. Then close the two catches (blue) to lock the bag on the bike rack. Then use the bottom quick release strap to secure the bag to the side of the bike rack.

Fully adjustable mounting System (16 different hook positions)
Fully adjustable mounting System (16 different hook positions)

Organized Pocket Sections

Section 1: Padded Laptop & Accessories Organization

 Section 2: Daily Trip Items Organization

 Section 3: Accessories (Phone/Passport/Keys/Cords)

 Section 4: Rain Cover / Wet Gear (Front Pocket)

Carry 

Removable Padded Shoulder Strap 

Briefcase Carry Handles 

Amber is 5'4" | Jasper is 5'9"
Amber is 5'4" | Jasper is 5'9"

Rolling Luggage Attachment 

The briefcase lower strap conveniently connects around your rolling luggage's retractable handle. The briefcase handles loop over the top to securely fasten it to your suitcase. 

Technical Specifications

  • 600 Denier Polyester with TPE waterproof coating & UV protection
  • Weather protected zipper covers
  • Fluorescent neon rain cover included
  • Hidden compartment to access hardware (repair/replace)
  • Angled pannier design (provides maximum pedal heel clearance)
  • Rolling luggage attachment
  • Internal frame sheet provides structure and support
  • Quick-access, padded laptop pocket (fits up to 17" laptop)
  • Additional sleeve for second laptop or tablet
  • Internal mesh zip pockets (2)
  • Mesh organizer pockets for chargers and accessories (2)
  • Open mesh passport pockets (2)
  • Key fob leashes (2)
  • Pen organizers (4)
  • Loop for attaching flashing light
  • Reflective details for night visibility
  • Rock Lockster Quick Release Hardware 
  • Japanese YKK Zippers 
  • Zipper pulls to allow access with gloves
  • Dimensions: 16" x 12" x 6"
  • Weight: 1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs
  • Volume: 20 Litres

Reviews

  • Momentum Magazine "a hugely impressive bag which offers much more organization than any other bicycle bag I’ve come across."
  • Rob's Run and Ride Blog "professional but slightly rugged. Polished enough for the office but tough enough for a rainy west coast bicycle commute."

In the Media

What the media is saying about our products:

  

Here is what our customers say about our existing products:

Introducing the 2018 Product Line-up

This Spring we are launching upgraded models of the Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier and the Pannier Backpack Convertible. Backers get the first chance to reserve the new 2018 line. 

All Two Wheel Gear bags feature

  • Waterproof TPE coated 600 Denier Polyester - UV protected 
  • Weatherproof design for year-round commuting
  • Secure attachment system for standard bike racks (6-12mm)
  • Padded laptop pocket (15.6 inch laptop) 
  • Include high visibility rain cover

The Pannier Backpack Convertible (2018 Edition)

The hybrid bike bag that converts from Pannier to Backpack in seconds. Designed for commuting to work, campus and weekend flexibility.

Pannier Backpack Features

  • Converts from pannier to backpack in seconds 
  • Foam padded zipper panel conceals the pannier mounting system
  • 24 Litres of storage to organize your laptop and daily accessories 

Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier (2018 Edition)

The Garment Pannier is the bike suit bag designed to keep your clothes protected, wrinkle-free and off your back on your ride to work.

Garment Pannier Features

  • Hangs up to 5 garments for daily commuting or business travel 
  • Carry on your bike as pannier and transfer to padded shoulder strap or briefcase handles off the bike
  • 55 Litres of storage to organize your laptop, documents, shoes, lunch, tools and accessories 

Physical Rewards

Inspired by You 

Our community.

Since 1999, we've been making home-made bike bags for bike commuters like you. Our passionate customers have been guiding us the entire time. Through deeply routed "pen pal" exchanges, feedback surveys and lengthy phone interviews we've found out what sucks and what is worth seeing through. You've inspired us to make the best bags possible for biking to work. After much feedback, we created the bag concept most voted on by our loyal fans. We are listening.

About Two Wheel Gear

Two Wheel Gear is about biking to work. 

Our roots dig back to 1999. Craig Coulombe borrowed his mother-in-law’s sewing machine and created the world’s first (and possibly ugliest) suit bag to fasten to his bike. He then enlisted his college roommate Ken MacLean to help sell them.

Reid Hemsing took the reigns and started building on Craig and Ken's legacy in 2009. In 2014, the company's mission went full force.

We are still a small startup with some amazing experience and impressive capabilities. We have a cast of supporting employees that fluctuate between 1-5. We now work with a world-class manufacturing partner that is part of MEC's ethical sourcing program. 

Production and Fulfillment

We Always Deliver.

We started this in the basement workshop. We know every stitch, zipper, buckle, and notion. We manufacture in a world-class facility that also produces technical bags for the US military. Our quality is top of the industry.

Risks and challenges

We always deliver. We are reliable, honest and pride ourselves on great communication with our customers and backers.

While there are risks and possible delays with any project, our partnerships and company track record allows us to minimize these as much as possible.

We are highly experienced in production and delivery logistics. We work with professional freight forwarders, warehouses and fulfilment partners. We don't rest until our gear is safely in the hands of our customers.

We are 75% of the way to completion of this project. You will get your gear and you will love it!

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    THANK YOU!

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    Crack open a cold one with a limited edition magnet bottle opener that reads "Bike.Work.Relax." Remind yourself why you are a badass with our leather fridge magnet...and receive the glory of etching your name in the Two Wheel Gear history books.

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    Accessory Reward

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    Waterproof any of your existing 20-30 litre backpacks or panniers, receive a limited edition Two Wheel Gear T-Shirt, leather magnet and have your name immortalized on twowheelgear.com!

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    • (1) Pannier / Backpack Neon Rain Cover
    • (1) Two Wheel Gear Limited Edition T-Shirt
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    Early Bird Reward - Briefcase

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    A very limited Kickstarter offer. Get $50 off the Convertible Bike Briefcase (Retail will be $149.00). International backers will be responsible for customs and duties

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    • (1) Convertible Bike Briefcase (2018)
    • (1) Leather Branded Magnet
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    Kickstarter Reward - Briefcase

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    Receive $30 off the Convertible Bike Briefcase (Retail will be $149.00). International backers will be responsible for customs and duties.

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    • (1) Convertible Bike Briefcase (2018)
    • (1) Leather Branded Magnet
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    Backpack Reward

    KICKSTARTER OFFER

    Receive $30 off the 2018 Pannier Backpack Convertible (Retail will be $159.00). International backers will be responsible for customs and duties.

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    • (1) Pannier Backpack Convertible (2018)
    • (1) Leather Branded Magnet
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    Garment Pannier Reward

    KICKSTARTER OFFER

    Get our infamous 2018 version of the bike suit bag for biking to work that keeps clothes wrinkle-free. Get $50 off the Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier (Retail will be $249.00). International backers will be responsible for customs and duties.

    Includes:
    • (1) Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier (2018)
    • (1) Leather Branded Magnet
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    Pledge CA$ 225 or more About $173

    Maverick (Briefcase + Backpack)

    KICKSTARTER OFFER

    The best of both worlds! Get $83 off the Convertible Bike Briefcase + Pannier Backpack Convertible combo (Retail will be $308.00). International backers will be responsible for customs and duties.

    Includes:
    • (1) Convertible Bike Briefcase (2018)
    • (1) Pannier Backpack Convertible (2018)
    • (1) Leather Branded Magnet
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    Executive (Briefcase + Garment Pannier)

    KICKSTARTER OFFER

    Go professional with both the Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier and Convertible Bike Briefcase. Receive $99 off by backing the combo (Retail will be $398.00). International backers will be responsible for customs and duties.

    Includes:
    • (1) Convertible Bike Briefcase (2018)
    • (1) Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier (2018)
    • (1) Leather Branded Magnet
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    Pledge CA$ 399 or more About $306

    Legend (All 2018 Bags)

    KICKSTARTER OFFER

    The ultimate bike commuter legend offer. Receive $158 off the Convertible Bike Briefcase + Pannier Backpack Convertible + Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier (Retail will be $557.00). International backers will be responsible for customs and duties.

    Includes:
    • (1) Convertible Bike Briefcase (2018)
    • (1) Pannier Backpack Convertible (2018)
    • (1) Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier (2018)
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    Company Package (Bike to Work)

    KICKSTARTER OFFER

    The ultimate company promo gift or employee incentive. Back us for 5 Convertible Bike Briefcases and get one (1) FREE. Receive $299 off (Retail will be $894.00). International backers will be responsible for customs and duties.

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