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Cycle World Magazine Holiday Gifts for Dual Sport and Adventure Motorcycles
Thanks Cycle World Magazine!
Naughty Or Nice? Five new products that beat the hell out of a bag of coal
If you like to travel light on your ADV or dual sport machine, Giant Loop is one of the favorite makers of luggage and accessories. One new item that’s fundamental to keeping your soft luggage from melting on a hot exhaust pipe is the oversize Hot Springs Grande Heat Shield ($50). Affixes to most mufflers with two large stainless steel hose clamps.
1st Annual Giant Loop Garage Sale & Local Customer Appreciation Day! This Saturday, November 21, 10am-4pm at 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suites 16 + 17, Bend, Oregon 97703.
Production samples, display models, dry bags, saddlebags, tank bags, shirts, jerseys, hats, stuff sacks at bargain bin prices. Gear for motorcycles, snowmobiles, snow bikes, paddlesports, camping, ATVs, UTVs, SXSs – used, refurbished, new-old-stock, dusty display samples.
Giant Loop Garage Sale Bend Oregon
Thanks Rider Magazine for including Giant Loop’s Kiger Tank Bag and Pronghorn Straps in the December issue’s Holiday Gift Guide. We especially appreciate that they were chosen based on Rider editor’s experiences using our gear!:
“Giant Loop, started in 2008 and based in Bend, Oregon, designs and manufactures soft luggage and accessories for dual-sport/adventure riding. Some of GL’s tough, versatile luggage we’ve tested over the years, like its Fandango Tank Bag and horseshoe-shaped Great Basin Saddlebag, remains go-to gear when we head into the backcountry. But you don’t need a bike with knobbies to take advantage of GL’s no-nonsense designs and rugged, mil-spec construction. We used the 9-liter Kiger Tank Bag ($290) on a weeklong, rain-soaked tour of Italy and then strapped it on our Yamaha FJ-09 long-term test bike. We like its zipperless clamshell opening, touchscreen-friendly map pocket and removable waterproof Dry Pod bag. And GL’s Pronghorn Straps, made of super-tough stretch polyurethane with unbreakable fasteners (available in 16-, 20- and 26-inch lengths, two per package, $16-20), are some of the strongest, most versatile straps we’ve used for securing cargo to a bike.”
October 15, 2015
Giant Loop Signs USA Distribution Deal With Tucker Rocky
Starting in 2016, Giant Loop’s Packing Systems And Gear Available From Industry Leading Power Sports Parts And Accessories Distributor
(BEND, OREGON USA) Giant Loop announced today at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) that starting in January 2016, the adventure proof packing systems and gear innovator will sell its products to USA power sports dealers through Tucker Rocky Distributing. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Tucker Rocky is a leading wholesaler of motorcycle and ATV aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel, offering tens of thousands of products from the finest brands for street, custom, touring and off-road motorcycles as well as ATVs and UTVs.
“Tucker Rocky is aggressively expanding into the fast growing Adventure Touring market,” explains Tyler Morgan, segment specialist at Tucker Rocky. “Giant Loop’s product line is a great addition to our portfolio to further enhance our Adventure Touring selection. The GL product is not only great quality but offers unique benefits to address the Adventure Touring rider’s needs. We are very excited to work with Harold and all of his team to drive sales for this strong brand with our vast network of dealers and 7 warehouse locations.”
“We have discussed distribution with Tucker Rocky since 2010, so it is a significant accomplishment finally to be in a position as a company to work with one the world’s largest aftermarket parts distributors,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, Giant Loop owner. “For our customers, purchasing Giant Loop products will be easier than ever because every U.S. power sports dealer that works with Tucker Rocky can now order our products. For our dealers, Giant Loop products can be added to the regular orders they’re already submitting to Tucker Rocky.”
Giant Loop adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile, snow bike and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from international distributors, as well as from a network of dealers throughout the USA. Founded in 2008, Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com.
“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found is from Giant Loop. Coyote 39-liter saddlebags (giantloopmoto.com, $360) attach securely without using heavy metal racks and come with heat shields to protect from the hot muffler. Capacity is huge, and three waterproof liner bags are included. Diablo Pro Tank Bag adds 4 liters up front ($210) and has a clear map pocket with a power cord inlet for devices. Zippered base has a fuel-cap cutout, meaning the bag can flip out of the way for easy refueling. There are cheaper solutions to carrying stuff, but these American-made pieces have been over mountains and across deserts with no issues.”
— ADV Lite, Cycle World Magazine, November 2015
With all of the news swirling around the introduction of the new Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin, the timing is perfect to revisit the story Giant Loop owner/founder Harold Olaf Cecil published in the March/April 2015 issue of Adventure Motorcycle magazine about spending a week on the Honda XRV750 Africa Twin, riding dirt, gravel and twisty paved roads in Norway last June. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF “VIKING BIKING – NORWAY ON AN AFRICA TWIN”:ADVMoto Mar 2015 – Norway on an Africa Twin by Giant Loop’s Harold Olaf Cecil
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July 20, 2015
Giant Loop Opens Retail Showroom at Bend, Oregon Headquarters
Full Line of Adventure Proof Packing Systems on Display and Available for Test Fitting, Plus Maps and Motorcycle Travel Essentials
(BEND, OREGON USA) To accommodate local riders and the many customers who make Giant Loop a destination, the adventure proof packing and gear systems innovator recently opened a retail showroom at its Bend headquarters, located at 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 17. The Giant Loop showroom provides a single location to see, test fit and purchase the entire Giant Loop line of motorcycle, snowmobile and snow bike products.
Plus, Giant Loop offers hand-selected premium travel and adventure products, including Butler Motorcycle Maps, Benchmark Maps, SPOT GSP trackers and emergency beacons, fuel canisters, cables and locks, ROK Straps and the full line of Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories.
Motorcycle travelers are invited to stop in for route and ride planning, packing tips, or to fill a hydration pack with cold water. A rotating stock of blemished and reconditioned Giant Loop gear is also available.
“Especially during the peak motorcycle riding season we see a steady stream of customers who make a stop at Giant Loop a part of their trip plans,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, Giant Loop’s owner. “Now, instead of pulling products out of shipping boxes in our warehouse space, we have everything on display like a retail store front, with saddlebags, dry bags and our entire packing systems stuffed and ready to throw across a bike. Local riders can order any product in any color or size from their favorite Giant Loop dealer and pick up at our shop, too.”
Giant Loop adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from international distributors, as well as from a network of dealers throughout the USA. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com.
Giant Loop® and the GL® logo are registered trademarks of Giant Loop LLC.
Here’s what Touren-Fahrer writes in its “W8-Watchers” universal motorcycle softbags buyers guide (note that the Google translation missed a couple of words if any German speakers can help us out!):
Material: Bombshell , vinyl coated polyester , 1050 Ballistic Nylon Cordura. Volume: 35 liters. Dimensions (WxHxD): 45 x 33 x 18 cm. Weight: 4,8 kg (pair). Leak test: Passed. Integral-helmet -compatible: Yes.
Equipment: Good access royal large main compartment with zippered cover with two click close and integrated lid pockets with zip, reflector circumferentially, vehicle facing side upholstered, yellow interior rule with roll closure, lashing on Taschendekel and Velcro Steg, 2 heat shields with large hose clamps, 2 large side pockets for receiving two-liter petrol bottles. Mounting: 2 straps, wide velcro jetty, 2 lashing straps. Accessories: paint protection film. Fit: Very good, of additional spacer disc to be able. Pillion Suitable: No. Color: Black.
Conclusion: A lot of space, waterproof and top handles. Although Giant Loop is the pricing spearhead, they are a real alternative for hard luggage objectors.
And in German:
Material: Bomb Shell, vinylbeschichtetes Polyester, 1050 Nylon Ballistic Cordura. Volumen: je 35l. Masse (BxHxT): 45 x 33 x 18 cm. Gewicht: 4,8 kg (Paar). Dichtigkeitstest: bestanden. Integral-helm-tauglich: ja.
Ausstattung: gut zugangliches grosses Hauptfach mit RV deckel mit zwei Klickschliessen und integriertem innefach mit RV, reflektor umlaufend, zum Fahrzeug gewandte Seite ungepolstert, gelbe innenschen mit Rollverschluss, Zurrgurte auf Taschendekel und Klettsteg, 2 Hitzeschutzbleche mit grossen Schlauchschellen, 2 grosse Seitentaschen zur Aufnahme von Zwei-Liter-Benzinflaschen. Befestigung: 2 Gurte, breiter Klettsteg, 2 Zurr-Riemen, Zubehor: Lackschutzfolie. Passform: sehr gut, zusatzlicher Abstandhalter erdorderlich. Soziustauglich: nein. Farbe: Schwarz.
Fazit: Viel Platz, wasserdicht und top verarbeitet. Auch wenn Giant Loop die preisliche Speerspitze bildet, sind sie eine echte Alternative fur Kofferverweigerer.
Having ridden thousands of miles with the Siskiyou Panniers and a passenger, that would be the point we would quibble with the editors about!
“The more people said ‘you can’t’, the more I wanted to say ‘yes I can’.” — Danell Lynn, Black Tie 2 Black Top, Triumph Spirt Magazine
“Danell Lynn is aiming to gatecrash the Guinness World Records book for the longest journey in a single country on a motorcycle. The 30-something is part way through visiting every one of America’s 50 states, Canada and Alaska, on her 2006 Bonneville called Amelia.”