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Whether you are using your bike to commute, do errands, or have longer trips, you will need a way to bring the items you need. A backpack or a messenger bag is good but the easiest to carry stuff without a hassle while biking are baskets or racks that will fit your bike. If you have a problem what kind of bike basket to use, here are some we can suggest to you.
Sunlite Standard Mesh Bottom Lift-Off Basket
The Sunlite Standard Mesh Bottom Lift-Off Basket is a powder coated steel-made basket with a mesh bottom that can be attached to the bike’s handle bar with a lift-off bracket. It can be used by men and women of all ages.
Wald 582 Folding Rear Bicycle Basket
The Wald 582 Folding Rear Bicycle Basket mounts unobtrusively on the side of your rear bicycle rack. It can be folded compactly for an easier storage when not in use. It gives you a lot of space to put on the things you need to bring with an assurance of safety.
Ohuhu Rust-Proof Bicycle Lift Off Basket
The Ohuhu Rust-Proof Bicycle Lift Off Basket is a plastic coated steel-made that is easy to install with its handlebar hooks and a Velcro strap that makes it easy to attach. It has unique foam-coated hooks to protect the head tube and handlebar from damages or scratches. It can also be used as a shopping basket which is ideal for a mini grocery shopping.
What to Look For?
In choosing a good bike basket, you need to consider these things:
Materials. Most people choose wicker baskets as their bike accessory however, it is heavier and less durable than its metal alternatives, it is also typically less secure and awkward to mount. Metal baskets may not be visually appealing but it can last longer than the typical wicker baskets.
Mounting position. Baskets can be mounted on the front or the rear side of the bike, if in any case you will be attaching the basket to the front and putting on heavier loads, you should consider that it may affect the steering balance so if you’re planning to carry heavier object you might just want to consider a rear- mount basket.
Mounting requirements. While oftentimes the front-mounted baskets are simply attached by handlebar hooks, others may require brackets, make sure they are included in this case. The rear-mounted baskets are designed to be used in conjunction with a rear luggage rack so make sure you have a luggage rack that has a compatible design with your chosen rear-mount basket.
There are many different types of bikes and therefore there are also many different types and designs of mounting baskets so it is best to know what type of mounting basket you will need. A durable bike basket will last longer and be more useful. Just make sure you’re not rough in using it, otherwise it’ll defeat the purpose of having the basket in the first place.