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How To Choose Bike Bag And Racks

How To Choose Bike Bag And Racks

A daypack or messenger bag is good, but some of your best gear-carrying options are baskets or bags that fit on your bike.

Below are the features of Bike Bag that you need to know about.

Adjustability

Some bags adjust via compression straps or expandable collars. This allows you to carry loads of varying sizes without having the unused portion of the bags flapping in the wind or the load shifting as you move on your bike.

Ease of Access

Handlebar bags are more accessible than panniers or seat bags, making them a great choice for small, frequently used items. Other characteristics to consider: How many openings are there? Zippers or flaps? Are there small pockets for organization or simply a large, undivided space?

Water Resistance

If you’re an all-conditions rider who doesn’t shy away from rain and road spray, look for a bag rated as “waterproof” instead of “water resistant.” Waterproof bags are made from a rubberized material to keep the contents dry even in a downpour. Many feature a roll-top closure to prevent water from getting in.

Attachment Options

If you park in public areas, you’ll probably want to take your gear with you. Panniers attach to racks using a simple system of spring-loaded hooks, clips or bungee cords and are easy to disconnect. For seat bags, look for one with a quick-rele

Watch the video below to learn about your choices.