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LUNCHBOX Handlebar Bag MultiCam Black

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Some Simple Answers to Using a Handlebar Bag on Your Bike

Do Handlebar Bags Affect Handling?

One common concern among cyclists considering handlebar bags is how they might affect their bike handling. Handlebar bags are indeed an additional accessory attached to your handlebars, but their impact on handling is generally minimal.

Handlebar bags are designed to be lightweight and compact, they typically don't add significant weight to your bike. It is important to distribute the weight evenly within the pack to maintain balance. Overloading the handlebar bag with heavy items can lead to instability and affect your bike's handling.

The key to preserving good bike handling with handlebar bags is to pack it sensibly and avoid overloading it. If the correct mounting procedure is followed you can minimise any potential swaying, vibrating or shifting during your rides. When used correctly, handlebar bags have little to no adverse effect on your bike's handling.

What Are the Benefits of Handlebar Bags?

Handlebar bags offer a range of benefits for cyclists, making them a popular choice from recreational riders to adventure racers. Some of the advantages of using handlebar bags include:

Easy Access: Handlebar bags provide quick and convenient access to essential items like snacks, warm clothes, and other personal belongings. This makes them ideal for storing items you frequently need during your ride.

Extra Storage: Handlebar pack will increase your bike's overall storage capacity, allowing you to carry extra gear and supplies without overloading your frame or saddle bags.

Improved Weight Distribution: Distributing weight at through handlebar bags can enhance stability, especially on long rides or when carrying substantial loads.

Enhanced Organisation: Our Lunchbox Handlebar Bag has external pockets, making it easy to keep your gear organised and accessible.

Versatility: These bags are suitable for various types of cycling, from gravel and bikepacking to commuting and recreational rides.

Overall, handlebar bags are a valuable addition to your riding gear, offering convenience and improved storage solutions for your rides.

What Do You Put in a Handlebar Bag?

Handlebar bags are versatile and can accommodate a variety of items. What you pack in your handlebar bag largely depends on the objective of the ride and duration. Here are some common items to pack in your handlebar bag:

  • Snacks: Easily accessible for quick energy boosts during your ride.
  • Maps and Navigation Tools: Keep your route maps, GPS, or smartphone.
  • Personal Items: Small essentials like a wallet, keys, and a mobile phone.
  • Cameras and Accessories: Capture memorable moments with a point and shoot or small mirrorless camera while cycling.
  • Tools and Repair Kits: Items for minor repairs and adjustments.
  • Rain Jacket or Extra Clothing: Be prepared for changing weather conditions.
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellent: Stay protected during outdoor adventures.
  • First Aid Kit: Basic medical supplies for unexpected situations.

Remember to distribute weight evenly and avoid overloading your handlebar bag to maintain good bike handling. Aim to centre any heavy items like fluids or battery packs to optimise balance.

Are Handlebar Bags Aerodynamic?

Handlebar bags are not known for their aerodynamic properties. When attached to the front of your bike, they create some wind resistance. This may affect your overall aerodynamics, especially when riding at high speeds. However, the aerodynamic impact is typically less significant compared to larger panniers or saddlebags.

If aerodynamics gains are a primary concern, consider using a more streamlined, compact handlebar pack with minimal protrusions. Keep in mind that while handlebar bags may not be the most aerodynamic option, their convenience and extra storage capacity often outweigh this drawback for many cyclists.

What Are the Available Handlebar Bag Sizes?

Skingrowsback Handlebar packs come in various sizes to cater to different storage needs. The available sizes are generally categorised as small, medium, and large. The specific dimensions and volumes can be found on the product page to assist with the expected load of each bag.

  • Small Handlebar Bags: These are typically compact and ideal for storing snacks, small personal items, and other essentials like a light weight jacket. The Little Lunch Handlebar Bag is perfect for this.
  • Medium Handlebar Bags: Medium-sized bags offer more storage space, allowing you to carry additional clothing, a small camera, and extra gear alongside your essentials. We would recommend the Lunchbox Handlebar Bag for this purpose.
  • Large Handlebar Bags: Large handlebar bags are suitable for bikepackers and tourers, as they can accommodate a substantial amount of gear, including a lightweight sleeping bag, a tent, and extra clothing. This is Overnighter 6 or 11 litre territory.

When choosing the right handlebar bag size, consider the type of cycling you'll be doing and the gear you need to bring. Larger bags are great for extended journeys, while smaller options are perfect for day trips or lightweight adventures.

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