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Bicycle Bags and Racks – a practical way to carry your stuff

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For bicycle commuting converts it’s of great importance to know the efficient and comfortable ways of transporting workday necessities. There are many ways you can get your cargo to the office, and it is essential to consider your distance, your load and your style when selecting the type of bag, as well as the bicycle attachments. There are many fast and effortless options that may require little or no bike modification. Take a look at the basics on bike-friendly bags and their benefits:

Messenger Bags

Messenger Bag

Ease and accessibility have made the messenger bag very popular with bicycle commuters. With a single strap across one shoulder, the bag can be swung from back to front for easy access. Also, most bike messenger bags are equipped with shoulder pads and plenty of pockets to help you stay comfortable and organized on your trip.



For larger loads and longer commutes, investing in a front or rear bike rack and bike panniers will allow you to move your luggage from your back to the bike. After securing a rack to your bicycle, the panniers can be attached easily and removed once you reach your destination. You can opt for panniers of different sizes and shapes based on what you need to transport - from laptop bags to garment bags to grocery bags.



With two shoulder straps and often a chest or waist strap, the backpack evenly distributes weight across your body when worn properly. Carrying capacity is dependent on the bag’s size and the rider’s comfort. However accessing the contents of your backpack will be almost impossible while riding. Specific backpacks designed for cycling provide features such as water bladders, helmet holders and are also designed with specific features to make them more comfortable while cycling.

Frame Bags

Frame Bags

These bags attach directly to your bike without a rack, so you get the benefits of moving weight from your body to your bike.
However, frame bags tend to have lower carrying capacity than panniers and are a little trickier to put on and to take off.

Seat Bags and Jersey Pockets

Seat Bag

The commuter with a locker or storage area at the office, can carry the essentials such as wallet, keys, and phone in a bag that tucks nicely under the saddle or in a rear pocket in a cycling jersey or jacket. Laptops and lunch bags don’t typically fit in a jersey pocket, but these options can be great for half-days or casual Fridays.

So, find out what works for you and make your ride efficient, comfortable and stylish.


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