Bike Frame Bag

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Buyer's Guide: Bike Frame Bag

Bike Frame Bags

A full suspension bike frame bag, either custom built or available from the street, is often the ideal solution for extra storage for food and gear. As cycle touring is often more of an minimalist approach to bike travelling then traditional mountain bike touring. Bike Frame Bags are perfect for transporting your possessions when touring without the risk of your bike getting stolen or scratched. Bike Frame Bags are available from many specialist bike stores and online.

You will find there are many advantages to using a Bike Frame Bag rather than typical saddlebags. Bike Frame Bags are much easier to load with your bike than traditional saddlebags as they are able to provide a firm carrying handle and keep your bag in a central position on your bike frame helping you to distribute your weight evenly throughout your frame. This can reduce the potential for your bike frame bag to take hold and cause damage to your bike.

The standard size of bike frame bags is 30 liters and whilst this can be plenty enough room for most accessories they often don't have enough room for many items. A lot of modern bike packs provide additional storage area as standard. Many manufacturers now also offer specialist bike packs designed specifically for touring use. The benefit of these is that they are typically water proof, rugged and won't dent or scratch your bike. They are also made to help protect against theft and road rage.

Many companies that supply custom made frame bags will also supply bike packing accessories such as bike racks. These can range from simple snap on attachments to more complicated multi point rack systems that attach to your bike's wheels via a chain link frame. These can also be purchased as part of a custom built bikepacking bags set but you may want to consider having one of each so you have them as part of your bikepacking gear as well.

Bike Frame Bag: If you prefer to buy your bikepacking gear separately then a single large backpack style bike frame bag is a good idea. These can be found as fully adjustable bags or as ones that simply fit over your bike. There is typically good space for your pedals and if you use suspension then this is important. Some bikepacking bags even allow you to lock your bike's wheel stand to prevent it being stolen. These tend to be fairly small in size and lightweight so you will be able to carry a lot of supplies and will feel at ease in them. In fact, some models are made with straps to ensure that you can strap your other equipment such as bike racks and bike pumps onto them as well.

Bike Frame Bags Allow You to Carry More Accessories There are lots of accessories that you can take on your travels including water bottles. If you normally travel long distances in the mountains where you often camp out with your friends then you know how much trouble it is to keep your water bottles fresh and cool. A frame bag allows you to carry more water bottles while not straining yourself unnecessarily. You can also use these to carry all of the other necessary gear for the trip such as food, sunscreen, and hiking poles.

You Can Have Your Bag Custom Made There are custom made frame bags available as well from specialist stores and online. You can get your bag designed to your specific measurements and shape of bike. This is an ideal way to reduce the overall weight you take with you, which is especially useful if you are traveling on a budget. These types of custom made frame bags are generally pretty sturdy and hard wearing but there are some models that are very light in construction. So you really need to balance the pros and cons of which type of bag you want.

A frame bags actually comes in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit your particular needs. There are standard backpacks made in different sizes, as well as custom backpacks designed to fit your specific frame. Most bike shops will stock full frame bags but if you don't have one there are many online stores that you can shop at. The internet has made it much easier for us consumers to find what we need at a price that we can afford.

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