Merlin Randonneur Bag 12L Black

The Merlin Randonneur Bag is a front mounted bicycle bag that sits on a traditional randonneur rack and is further stabilized by the use of a decaleur. It’s set apart from it’s predecessor with modular attachment points for you to choose your rider-facing pockets. We know that having the right organization for an endurance event is key, so we bring you the Merlin Randonneur Bag!


Swift takes the classic French handlebar bag design and pairs it with modern textiles to bring you the lightest traditional randonneur bags on the market. The Merlin Rando bag is installed at the front of the bicycle on a small front rack and attaches to the bike using a decaleur.

We took the Merlin Rando Bag to the next level with durable X-Pac™ fabric.  Additional abrasion resistance and a rip-stop grid make X-Pac™ an excellent material for more rugged adventures.

A favorite of long-distance cyclists, rando bags make for more efficient riding by keeping gear accessible while on the move.

The Merlin Randonneur bag is held in place with four velcro straps (on the bottom), an essential webbing loop that holds the rando front rack’s tombstone, and a decaleur (sold separately). Be sure to check the Rando Lexicon for guidance and installation instructions. This is a more involved bag to install, but pays off with secure attachment for confident riding on even the roughest roads.


Cool Features:

  • Flat elastic interior organizing system (varies slightly according to size of bag)
  • Discretely flared flap for increased weather protection
  • Front pocket
  • Two flat side pockets
  • Side dee rings for optional shoulder strap
  • Four velcro straps on the bottom for additional stability


12L Merlin Randonneur Bag

  • Measurements: 9.25”h X 11”w X 7.5”d
  • Capacity: 12.5 L
  • Bag Weight: 1.4 lbs
  • Decaleur Attachment Height: 6.5”-8.5” from bottom of bag



  • Black VX21 X-Pac™
  • 200 Denier Packcloth
  • Clear Vinyl Pocket
  • Velcro™ Hook and Loop
  • Nylon Webbing

Made in-house at Swift Industries, Seattle WA


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