Xtracycle has a new bag system out called the Hoodie – [shown above]. Priced at $125USD for the bag and 2 V-racks it will be cheaper than the standard Freeloader setup with a more streamlined aesthetic, but it’s not nearly as versatile for carrying odd loads.
It doesn’t have a top deck so you’ll be limited how much weight you put on top and how well it carry a passenger and it won’t fit your Surly Big Dummy.
Having a lower cost option makes sense and gives people choices – that’s a good thing.
New 2010 Freeloaders are also going to hit the streets. They are shown above on a 2010 Radish, but specific details on what’s new with these bags have not been released yet.