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All Mountain Style OS Strap – Accessory Review

All Mountain Style OS Strap – Accessory Review

Ride Pack Free with The All Mountain Style OS Strap

If your backpack is overflowing or your Bibs are so jam-packed with food and spares on your longer rides, maybe it’s time to move some of that onto your frame!

When trail riding there is nothing worse than suffering a flat tyre or a mechanical. It’s either a long walk back home or using some sort of Macguiver skills to ‘jimmy’ something together to get you back to safety.

But, what if you could carry your spares on your bike with you at all times?! The All Mountain Style Strap is the latest product from a company that is passionate about providing innovative products for your mountain bike. You may have seen their AMS Frame Skins all over peoples bikes over the past few years.

The AMS Strap is designed to strap a tube and spares onto your bike so that you don’t have to carry them on yourself or in a backpack. Allowing you to ride with the assurance that you can get yourself out of the bush if you’re unfortunate enough to suffer the infamous flat tyre.

Features

At a quick glance, the AMS Strap looks like a giant watch strap, with its stretchy plastic material and slots to adjust the size, it is capable of fitting around any size top/down tube on your bike. The strap comes in 7 different colours so you’re bound to find a colour that matches your bike.

This strap is seriously light (42g to be specific) and is made of a soft, elastic and smooth material allowing it to not scratch but also grip your frame to prevent sliding and moving. It is also TPE material approved, meaning it is safe for contact with food and as AMS said: “you can even lick it”.

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As simple as it gets. The OS Strap from All Mountain Style. Photo: ©Richard McGibbon
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The OS Strap is incredibly lightweight at only 42 grams! Photo:©Richard McGibbon

Features

Installing the AMS Strap took some getting used to. A small, tightly wrapped tube with a C02 and tyre lever pressed into the side, is what we found to be the most efficient way to install. Wrapping the strap around the tube and pulling it onto the frame held the contents in place while you then tightened the strap as you would a watch band.

We dropped it a few times when initially using it. But, like most new things once you got the hang of it, it was quite a straightforward task. The benefit though is that, once it is on, you shouldn’t have a need to take it off until you need to use the contents.

For storage when not in use, you can just wrap it around the frame on its own and tighten it up and you’re away. Because of the food safety specification, fitting a banana would be easy too, just don’t strap it too tight, or you’ll be drinking your banana at the next food stop.

The rubberised material reduces frame rub/wear. Photo: ©Richard McGibbonThe rubberised material reduces frame rub/wear. Photo: ©Richard McGibbon
Neat and elegant on the frame. Photo: ©Richard McGibbonNeat and elegant on the frame. Photo: ©Richard McGibbon
Large enough for the essential 'get you home' items. Photo: ©Richard McGibbonLarge enough for the essential 'get you home' items. Photo: ©Richard McGibbon
The OS Strap cinches up just like a watch strap. Photo: ©Richard McGibbonThe OS Strap cinches up just like a watch strap. Photo: ©Richard McGibbon

On the Trails

We tested this product at a “jump jam” day up at the Trailshare trails and on some of our local trails, nothing particularly technical or rough but it didn’t move at all. We also tested it at the recent Gravity Enduro National Round in Toowoomba, QLD. With a mix of loose and rocky terrain and a fair bit of pedalling it was the perfect test for such a product.

Unfortunately, we lost our tube during practice and I don’t recall where it happened, so I can’t explain why it happened. But, I have to put it down to not being tightened enough or in an awkward part of the frame (different bike to earlier tests).

But overall, the OS strap stayed put and kept the contents in place. Just be sure to strap it up tight and you’ll be fine. The rubber material is a nice touch as it not only acts as a grippy material to stop slip, but it also reduces any unwanted frame rub/damage.

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Out on the trails, it kept everything in place. Photo: ©Richard McGibbon
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Ride pack free with the All Mountain Style OS Strap. Photo: ©Richard McGibbon

Price / Where to Buy

You can order through All Mountain Style website or contact Lusty Industries as the Australian Distributor. Or ask your local bike shop or your favourite online store.

Price: €19 or $39.95

 


Conclusions

  • 6/10
    Set up - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Functionality - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Durability - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Weight - 9/10
  • 6/10
    Reliability - 6/10
7.2/10

Summary

The All Mountain Style Strap is an incredibly useful tool to ensure that you have a back up in those “Oh s%&t” moments. It took some practice to fit it to the bike but due to its elastic qualities, enabled it to fit to pretty much any location on your bike. Just be sure to tighten it up good and proper or you’ll be walking home wondering why you spent the money.

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