Bike Front Bags
Why buy a ho-hum handlebar bag when you can find something so stylish, practical and hard-wearing, all rolled into one? Dutch brand Basil has elevated the humble bike front bag and given it an inimitable and timeless Euro twist. So for handlebar bags that stand the test of time and will look as fashionable in years to come as they do now, shop Basil.
Bike Front Bags
What are you looking for in your bike handlebar bag? Whether you’re going for something sleek and sporty, bohemian and personality-plus, bursting with florals or down-to-earth and discreet, you’ll find it all here at Basil. They might look terrific, but rest assured, every bicycle front bag here will work hard. Consider the carrying capacity alone. Depending on the model you select, the range is six to 11 litres, meaning you can pack plenty! Waterproof material will protect your contents from the elements. Reflective panels play their part in helping keep you as visible as possible to other road users. For a bike bag on front handlebars that works hard and looks fantastic, start shopping!
What is a handlebar bag?
This is a carrier system affixed to your front handlebars. It can come in various sizes and styles.
How do I choose a handlebar bag?
You need something big enough to carry essentials such as keys, wallet, perhaps a cycling repair kit and spare bike battery (if you are on an eBike). Waterproof material is ideal along with a sturdy, good-quality closing system. It should be easy to access and ideally feature compartmentalised sections to help keep everything organised. It must not obstruct your bicycle lights (a legal requirement when cycling in Australia).
Do handlebar bags affect bike handling?
At first, you will notice a difference in that the front of the bike feels heavier. As such, you will need to compensate accordingly. However, you should get used to this very quickly and riding with a front bag will feel like second nature in no time at all.
Do handlebar bags slow you down?
If you want to talk technical and get into marginal gains, then anything you add to the bike slows things down, even if it’s just a fraction. We doubt you’re using a bag on the front of your bike when racing, so aerodynamic features are not what prompted you to shop for this accessory! Instead, you’re looking for a practical workhorse, so to speak. Something that will efficiently house and transport small items so you don’t have to wear them on your person. So, yes, they slow you down by a fraction but they make up for it in other ways!