Sustainability by using rejected tires to make Handlebar and Saddle Bags.
Handlebar bag to the front
Seat bag to the back
Worldwide demand for Panaracer tires has increased significantly in 2020 and 2021. Due to this increased demand the number of tires that don’t meet our exacting standards has also increased. This presented the problem of how to repurpose these tires in a way that would be eco-friendlier and more sustainable.
To help address this issue, a new position within our organization was created to further reduce defects and explore opportunities to look beyond currently used methods to utilize these discarded resources. Enter BUCK!T from Girona, Spain.
Craig working intently at his craft
Quality work up close and personal
BUCK!T was born in 2012 when former architect Craig combined his passion for design and sustainability with his love of cycling. Craig saw an opportunity to create well-made, upcycled accessories aimed at the growing market of both cyclists, and those looking for a more sustainable alternative. BUCK!T’s goals and Panaracer goals are shared and the collaboration was born!
Panaracer has begun to ship rejected tires for Craig and his wife, Jamaica, to turn into beautiful, high quality, and functional cycling bags. The project is starting with a handlebar bag and a saddle bag. We expect to start offering these to the public in August 2021.
While we can’t solve every environmental issue at once, we must start and go step-by-step.