Luggage racks are helpful when you want to transport larger quantities of stuff by bike. But if you're going to carry loose items without a bag, a basket is often a better alternative. Whether mounted on the rear wheel on
the rack or at the handlebars, a basket is a convenient carrying solution. Varying in shape, colour and material, most baskets rely on a simple clasp to lock them onto the luggage rack or hook onto the handlebars in seconds. They're also straightforward to remove, so you can take your basket with you when you dismount.
Bike baskets: keep your gear safe with the right bike basket!
Bikester.co.uk combines innovation and passion to create a wide choice of bicycle accessories and solutions to further enhance your ride and performance. You can shop for easy-to-mount bike baskets that come in an assortment of styles and models to help you get the most out of your cycling experience. On the Bikester.co.uk website, you can choose from a selection of baskets for your bike that are both functional and look good.
Keep your gear safe with the right bike basket
Bike baskets are a fundamental item for many cyclists. Simple to attach or fix onto your bike, these stable, practical baskets can be used for a multitude of different things. Carry your shopping, place important small items inside to keep them safe while you ride, or sling your handbag inside and off you go.
Depending on your needs, you can find baskets that fix onto your handlebars and baskets that can be mounted onto the carrier or onto the back of the bike, as well as those that can be fixed to the handlebars while riding and then detached and used as a shopping or handbag when you’re off the bike. Alternatively, perhaps you would prefer something more traditional, such as the old-fashioned style bike baskets that are made from woven fibres – perfect for vintage bike models.
How to choose the right bike basket or bag for you
Whether you use your bike to run errands or commute to work, take more adventurous trips or need to carry heavy loads, choosing the right option to carry your gear around is essential. On the Bikester.co.uk website, there is a huge selection of bike racks, baskets and bags that are suited to different purposes including:
Handlebar baskets or front bicycle baskets by i.e. Klickfix – these baskets are usually made from materials such as metal, woven materials, plastic, fabric, etc., and are mounted onto the front handlebars (always the upright kind rather than the drop racing bike handlebars)
Animal or pet baskets – a covered or closed basket with a cushion that can be rack mounted so that you can transport your pet easily. Keeps your furry friends protected and safe from the outside elements, while still allowing in plenty of air and light
Luggage carrier baskets (or rear baskets) – a basket that is usually mounted above the rear wheel and has the ability to carry a greater amount of weight, which makes them especially useful for carrying around cargo or bulkier items. These baskets are normally narrower in shape than those that sit at the front of the bike, and can handle heavier loads. Having the basket mounted to the rear of the bike means that even when carrying heavier loads, your ride is not impeded or imbalanced
Bike basket shoppers/shoulder bags – more than a basket, these are made from fabric, feature a removable shoulder strap and can be detached and reattached to the handlebars so you can make an easy transition from riding the bike to going shopping. Multi-purpose Inner compartments and pockets help keep your items organised