The Thule Group, a Swedish company best known for its roof racks for skis,
bikes, and outdoor gear, is launching a new product line for bikes called Pack n' Pedal.
The Pack n' Pedal product range will include saddle bags, panniers, and racks, in
addition to handlebar-mounted sleeves for iPads and iPhones.
The idea behind the Pack n' Pedal line is to provide multi-purpose practical bags
and panniers for modern commuters who take their tablet pads, smart phones, and
laptops with them on their bikes. Thule has slated 20 products for the inaugural
Pack n' Pedal line, but the US$850 million company has much bigger plans for its
expansion into the bike accessories market.