Our bike cases are designed, built, and tested to withstand the stress and strain of modern travel. Just relax and prepare for the adventure ahead, safe in the knowledge that your bike is expertly protected. You can relax in the knowledge that Thule bicycle accessories will hold your gear securely and stay on your bike safely. At the Thule Test Center™, all our products are given multiple tests to ensure they won’t fail no matter how hard you push them. From heavy loads and long-distance simulations to exposure to heat, cold, water and sun, they’ve effectively been to the ends of the world and back. You’re free to enjoy the breeze in your face and the road ahead. Versatile and stylish bike basket that securely mounts to front or rear bike racks and delivers plenty of added storage space.
This bag includes multiple compartments to enhance easy organization of different tools and accessories. Also, there is a 3M Scotchlite reflective trim that improves visibility at night. The straps secure the bag on the mount to protect it from falling when riding on a bumpy road. You can expect the pack to come with a carrying handle and shoulder strap so that you can carry it when you are not cycling. Furthermore, the bag includes a small water bottle pocket which allows you to separate a water bottle from other items. In this section you can find a wide selection of high-quality bags in varying materials, designs and shapes, as well as mounting accessories for transport. Next to special flight and transport bags for bikes, we also offer backpack, hip bags, sports bags and special bicycle bags. There are bike bags to fix on the carrier or handlebar bags with a transparent map pocket, which also serves as protection from dirt and rain. Special saddle bags provide storage room for tools and other items. Most bicycle bags are made of waterproof or water-repellent materials and will surely become perfect companions on your tours.
I enjoyed my trips without worrying about my safety because the product’s imprinted logo served as a reflective safety warning while on a road trip. Added to it are waterproof glue zippers that are airtight for a better shield against water. I do not have to worry about my stuff getting wet thanks to this feature. That’s why I like to ride and bring this pack during rainy trails. Another handy point of this piece is its big main storage space. I can pack my tools for repair, essential medical aids, and other valuable stuff along with me. Plus, the outside pockets mesh can hold other tiny belongings. Besides, the bike bag’s slim and lightweight design helps minimize wind resistance. Due to its compact structure, I enjoy a fast and hassle-free trip as the bag does not hit my legs while pedaling like my old cumbersome one. Moreover, I do not have to worry about heavy rains damaging my smartphone, as this bag is waterproof.
An inner tube or two fills up the dead space at the bottom of the bag, followed by extra food when needed . I generally pack my waterproofs at the end – unless I need quick access to them, in which case they’re cinched to my Jones Loop H-bar with a Revelate Washboard strap – a great accessory in itself. As mentioned above, if I’ve embarked on a dirt road tour, I’ll use a Tubus Vega rear rack with a Carradice Super C Saddlebag in lieu of a seat pack. I find it easier to access, it’s roomier, and the shape is better suited to stowing for my chunky DSLR camera. My other go-to setup involves mounting a saddlebag to the handlebars, supported by Nitto’s minimal M-18 front rack. Because of the small size and odd shape of Brompton folding bicycles, bags designed for use with Brompton bicycles are small and usually meant to be carried on the front and rear ends of the bike. While the Brompton handlebar bags and rear rack packs are the most popular bags available, there are a few smaller panniers made for use with Brompton folding bikes.
Consider first investing in a seat pack, then a frame bag – just be sure you’re completely happy with the bike you’ll be using for bikepacking first. If you’re crafty and have access to a sewing machine, make your own! You’ll end up with a complete, relatively inexpensive, and bomber strong setup. Bikepacking soft bags can be awkward to access quickly on the road. Cue the accessory bag, which adds handy packing space to your kit. Stem bags are small can-shaped bags that fit at the stem and handlebar.
The only downside is that I cannot carry this with me if I plan to bring my iPhone 11 because it is not big enough for a size like that. But, if you have a separate phone holder, this bag is perfectly fine for essential use. As a cyclist, I do not want anything that can add too much weight to my bike as I hit the road. This product provides me with just the right amount of weight because of its light and compact build. It is enough to accommodate all the things that I needed to carry with me on my backpacking journey. If you are frustrated with bags that do not provide a proper storage system for all your belongings, then it is time to switch to the ICOCOPRO Bike Saddle Bag. Because of its perfect size, I could easily and conveniently carry all the things I needed for the trip.
The bag does stand up well against showers but isn’t fully waterproof. If you have anything that really doesn’t want to get wet and you’re cycling through persistent rain, you really should combine it with a dry bag. The bag uses straps for either direct bar mount or attaching to a rack. The frame-mounted system boasts to be quick release unlike traditional racks, coming free in a claimed 30 seconds, with either QR or thru-axle compatibility. The seatpost connection is secure and kind to carbon, and is designed to wrap around any size or shape of seatpost, including deep aero. Simply put, the Cam-Lock® allows you to securely attach or quickly remove your bike bag from your rack in a matter of seconds. To match the situations it makes sense to certain the weight of the things that you carry around.
Mounting wise, it might take a bit of fiddling to get your dashboard setup just right, especially if you are using a bike computer and lights too. Bar shape will also play a role in system compatibility, although many will work across both straight and dropbars cockpits. However, you will need to consider how much space between both shifters, how much drop from bar to front wheel and your front end cabling before deciding on capacity. Sometimes you don’t need to bring the kitchen sink with you, and just need to have snacks or tools to hand. For smaller loads like this, a compact handlebar bag like the Speedsleve Diego might just be the ticket. Bag brands are well aware of this fact, and we are beginning to see designs that accomidate dropper posts like the Revelate Designs Vold Dropper Post Seat Bag. The total maximum load for the racking system is a substantial 9kg. With two Transcontinental Races under its belt, the fully waterproof system has won plenty of fans.
They are also completely adjustable so you can micro fit the bag to your bike frame. Not to mention this frame bag is available in four sizes – so you can choose the one that will best fit your bike. There are plenty of bicycle travel bags and cases on the market for you to choose from. This can get difficult and confusing if you are unsure of what you are looking for, so hopefully this guide can lead you to make the right decision about the best cycling bags for you. With all bicycle carriers and cases there is some degree of disassembly necessary. If you are not sure of how to disassemble and reassemble your bicycle completely, consider a larger bag that can fit with the pedals, handlebars, and bike seat on. This way, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is the wheels.
I had the best experience in the entire duration of using this saddle bag. This product holds my essentials in a way that keeps them all safe and well-organized. It never gets and looks bulky at all, even if I fill it with a lot of stuff. That is why I highly recommend this if you want to go on long hours and days of cycling trips. This product is well-designed and constructed, and I applaud its waterproof fabric and zippers. Rain and mud splashes could not get through the insides of the bag. I therefore highly recommend this sleek and compact saddle bag for everyone. The bag is built with a waterproof material in case of unexpected rains. However, there isn’t much storage capacity for extra items that you want to fit inside.
The main zippered compartment is spacious enough for a few bars, and there are two mesh external pockets on the side for super-easy snack access. The side pockets also act as convenient places to stash your wrappers and trash instead of stuffing them back into the main storage space. Keep food, tools, and other goodies at your fingertips with these handy top-tube bags. Some bags can be rolled down to give variable capacities, which can extend their utility to multiple purposes. Drop bars will limit the width of the bag you can use and will also make it harder to access side-entry bags while mounted. Flat bars can run into issues with cable routing, especially with larger bags. Finally, due to the design of the harness, it won’t work well when very lightly loaded – the dry bag needs to be fairly well stuffed to function properly.
The frame bag is an excellent place to store heavier items as it maintains a low center of gravity, though smaller frames and full suspension will have more limited capacities. If you want to keep the option of mounting two water bottle cages, there are half/partial -framebags available too. Beyond carrying the bare necessities, saddle bags are convenient to use in combination with a variety of other bags. They also provide a great option for cyclists who are looking to add a little cargo capacity on their bicycles without having to install a bike rack. For even more “rackless” capacity, the combination of a handlebar bag and saddle bag provides a good amount of easy-access space. You can also pair a bike saddle bag with a bike backpack or bike messenger bag if you prefer to keep your tools separated and organized in the small, toolbox-like bags that are bike saddle bags.
Today the company is still making packs in the USA that are tough, reliable and functional. Lone Peak designs and manufacture packs for bicycling, communications, as well as medical and custom applications. The company utilizes the finest materials available, superior design and construction to manufacture the best packs available. Every component of a Lone Peak Pack is chosen to contribute to the functionality, durability, and visual appeal of the packs. If you know you’re the latter, its probably worth scoping the bag or box out in person, or getting some more of an idea of how well your precious cargo will fit. We’ve not had the Chain Reaction Cycles Pro Bike Bag in for review but for its minimal price it looks good. According to the retailer and brand, only pedals, bars and wheels need to be removed for the bike to fit and it comes with a Shock Blocking System which features Crush Protection inserts. However, the bag does have some weak areas and for the price you pay this doesn’t induce confidence. The Thule RoundTrip Pro XT falls into the not-quite-a-bike-bag category.
The Cam-Lock® will automatically fit rack tubing of 8mm to 15mm diameter. The right choice will certainly look stylish and likewise match the bike and the surrounding too. It’s important that you take a look at the design, color, and also dimension of the bike prior to making archaizing. The ideal pick will be practical and also matches different conditions. We also love the high-quality fabric as well as good tailoring. It handles the use well and is less likely to tear, rip, or come apart. Angled pocket design – Angled pocket design ensures pedaling space.; 3M reflective trim – 3M Scotch Lite reflective trim ensures night time visibility. The Carradice carries all my stuff apart from stove, sleeping bag and tent and a few things I want to get to quickly which go on a barbag.