Concours de Machines Ultralight Handlebar Bag


The bikes for the French Concours de Machines were weighed with their luggage. One key part to the success of the J.P. Weigle – the lightest bike to complete the event – was the superlight Berthoud handlebar bag.

Dispensing with all outside pockets and reducing the leather reinforcements to an absolute minimum, the full-size GB28 bag weighs just 266 g. The bag is made from the same cotton fabric as standard Berthoud bags to offer the same waterproof performance and durability, and it even has a map/cue sheet holder and full inside flaps to offer the same functionality.

Rene Herse Cycles offers an exclusive, limited edition of these bags in three sizes. To make up for the reduced stiffness of the bag, it includes the Rene Herse bag stiffener, which is designed to connect to a decaleur. The ultralight bag does not have an adjustable rear strap. The leather sleeve on the back is designed to fit over a rack backstop no wider than 48 mm. It’s a perfect fit on Rene Herse racks.

Made in France.