Lourí Frame Strap
In this review, we are going to take a look at the Lourí Frame Strap. So what is a Lourí Strap and what benefits does it offer?
What is it?
The Lourí Frame Strap which is handmade in the UK was created to help you ditch your bag. Riding without a bag offers you a great range of body movement, keeps you cooler and in my personal opinion makes riding more fun. However, heading out on a big ride without a spare tube, some tyre levers, maybe some co2 canisters and a multi-tool could end in disaster. This is where the Lourí Strap comes in.
The Lourí Strap costs £18.99 and is available in 21 design/colour variations.
The frame strap was designed to carry the essentials such as those mentioned previously. The strap is compatible with any bike frame and secures you gear tightly, securely and silently. It even has some rubber protection to prevent rubbing against your frame.
The strap is available in many different designs and colours allowing you to match it to your frame or stand out from the crowd.
Measuring 61cm by 2.7cm the Lourí Frame Strap has a max secure mounting circumference of 52cm and minimum of 16cm.
How does it work?
The strap which is made from strong durable materials features an “Elasticated Pre-loading System”. This is essentially two durable elasticated bands that you can put your inner tube, water bottle, tyre levers or other tools into. Then the strap wraps around your kit and your frame securing your essential kit to your bicycle using Hook-to-hook tape.
Loading the Lourí Strap
For this test, I am using the Tie Die Lourí Frame Strap.
Loading up the strap with all my essential ride tools was a breeze. I choose to fit a 29r inner tube, CO2 canister and set of Granite Tyre levers for this test.
I’ve used similar products before and they’ve not felt that secure but that isn’t the case with the Lourí Frame Strap. All my kit was very secure and the rubber elasticated straps meant that none of the tools were able to rub on the frame which was a concern I had initially.
Testing the Lourí Strap
I wanted to really test this strap as there would be nothing worse than losing those essential tools out on a big ride when you really need them. So I loaded up the bike with my tools using the strap and set out for some trails I know have some nasty braking bumps, rough rooty sections and even a few rock gardens to try and put this product through its paces. I also wanted to pay close attention as to whether the tools would move as I really didn’t want the metal levers rubbing against my frame.
My first run on the trail I took quite easy as I wasn’t sure how the product would hold up. I wanted to see if the strap needed adjusting/tightening but when I got to the bottom and checked it was as solid as when I had first set it up so I was happy to do some more rigorous testing.
I completed another 5 or so runs, aiming for all the roughest lines, I even locked my shock out for some real punishment but the strap took everything I could throw at it. At this point, I was pretty impressed as I’ve tried competitors products and they’ve not performed so well.
I’ve now had the Frame Strap mounted to my bike for a week and have used it every day. I must say I am impressed with how easy it is to use and how little maintenance it needs. Accessing the tools is also very straight forward just undo the strap remove the tool and then replace again when ready to ride. Simple!
So, in summary, I am really impressed with the Lourí Frame Strap. It does exactly what it says on the tin and I’m confident it will hold up even on the most gnarly of terrains if set up correctly.
The strap is a little more pricey than some of the competitors at £18.99 but it’s handmade in the UK and it’s clearly a quality item.
With over 20 different designs to choose from it shouldn’t be too hard to find a strap that suits your tastes or even match your bike colour. I will personally be ordering a plain black strap when they come back in stock.
The strap has been well designed allowing you to safely carry multiple tools directly on your bike with ease and without causing any damage to your frame.
I’ve not yet been unlucky enough to have a puncture on a ride but I am glad that I now have peace of mind that I can fix it easily without having to carry I bag especially now that the weather is getting warmer. I would certainly recommend this product to you.
Lourí also makes a saddle strap that allows you to achieve the same results as the frame strap but using your saddle as the mounting point instead. I am looking forward to seeing what other products Lourí launch in the future.
How to use the Lourí Strap
Lourí have kindly made an easy to follow video guide on how to correctly use the strap. Check it out below.
What do you think of the Lourí Frame Strap? Have you used one before? Perhaps a competitor. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.