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Swap out that milk crate for a basket! We stock a wide range of bike baskets; handlebar mounted baskets, front rack baskets & rear rack mounting baskets too.
Bike baskets are a great accessory for a commuter bike or a kids bike. Being able to carry your clothes, your work gear or even your dog on your bike is super handy! If you aren’t ready to commit to full touring cyclist pannier bags then the basket is a great solution.
Need to check if the basket will work before you commit? If you are local to Melbourne you can order online as a Click & Collect from our Abbotsford Cycles bicycle repair shop & bring your bike in for us to try it on for size.
What to look for when buying a bike basket
When buying a bike basket, there are several things you should check first to ensure that you purchase the right one. Here are a few things to consider:
- Compatibility: Check if the basket is compatible with your bike’s handlebars or rear rack. Some baskets may not fit all types of carrier racks or handlebars, so be sure to check the specifications of your set up before making a purchase.
- Size: Make sure the basket is the right size for your needs. Consider what you’ll be carrying in the basket and choose a size that can accommodate those items safely without being too bulky.
- Material: Check the material of the basket to ensure it is durable and can withstand the weight of your belongings (or small dog). Common materials for bike baskets include metal, plastic, and wicker.
- Weight capacity: Check the weight capacity of the basket to ensure it can hold the items you plan to carry. Some baskets have a weight limit, so be sure to choose one that meets your needs.
- Security: Check how the basket attaches to your bike. Some baskets come with a mounting bracket or straps, while others may require additional hardware. You’ll also want to make sure the basket is secure and won’t fall off during your ride.
By considering these factors, you can find a bike basket that meets your needs and provides a safe and secure way to carry your belongings while biking.