Ostrich L-100 Rinko Bag


A strong Rinko bag that will withstand even rough use. The L-100 Rinko bag is made from durable Cordura, yet still small enough to carry under your bike’s saddle.

Rinko is the Japanese system of packing bikes for train travel. It’s an elegant way of converting your bike into a small package that you sling over your shoulder and carry on trains, subways, buses or in other crowded places. It is very satisfying to ride up to a train station, and 15 minutes later, your bike is reduced to a neat, small package. It’s also a great way to carry your bike in a car – it requires little space, and the Rinko bag keep your other luggage from getting soiled by the chain and other oily parts. A Rinko bike doesn’t need couplers or other parts that add cost and complexity, and compromise the ride quality. Consider a few small details when designing the frame, use a few special parts, and a standard bike can be packed Rinko-style.

The L-100 bag is large enough to fit a full-size randonneur Rinko bike. The bag comes with a carrying strap that attaches to the bike. (The bag only drapes over the bike and does not bear the weight of the bike). Three small straps keep the parts of the bike (frame; fork/front wheel; rear wheel/rear fender) together and rattle-free.

The L-100 Rinko bag has the same dimensions as the superlight SL-100, but it is made from a thicker, stronger material.

Pro Tip: You can also use the L-100 and SL-100 Rinko bags to pack a fender-less bike without removing the fork. Remove both wheels, stand the bike on the rear dropouts and saddle, and attach the wheels to each side. Then drape the bag over the bike.

  • Weight: 310 g (340 g with all straps and carrying bag)
  • Dimensions: 110 x 95 x 25 cm (43 x 37 x 10 in)
  • Holds a Rinko bike with fork removed (Alps system)
  • Bag for carrying the empty Rinko bag under your saddle and straps are included
  • Made in Japan
Availability: In stock