The Best of Bike Baskets: Front, Rear, Dog, Wicker and Metal Options
If you’re tired of carrying such heavy weight on your back as your cycle, perhaps to and from work or after going shopping, then a bike basket might be the perfect answer to easing that load.
There’s plenty of range too; whether it’s something cheap, something compact, or simply something to keep the dog safe in while cycling, there’s a bike basket for everyone.
Here are seven of the best:
For a fraction of its RRP of £19.95, this metal bicycle front basket from PedalPro could be yours. A lightweight, functional design, it is a great solution if you are in the market for something to assist you with carrying shopping.
The black basket also boasts a universal fitting mechanism, so no matter what the size of your handlebars are, you can attach it to the front of your bike seamlessly. The model is simply clipped on and can later be removed with just the touch of a button.
What’s more, it also comes with a handle, to make it easier to carry when not attached to your bike.
Or, if it’s a wicker basket that you’re after, specifically for the front of your bike, then this retro, handmade design should be the ideal model for you, and will only cost you a mere £18.25.
This ‘D’-shaped basket is made from traditional steamed willow wicker, and is also fitted with a faux leather strap which can then be mounted on your bike with ease, and don’t interfere with your bicycle’s brake cables, either.
And that’s not all. It’s also a noticeably sturdy basket, which you can also buy with cream-coloured straps or in a matching version for children’s bikes.
If you’d prefer a wicker bike basket to go on to the back of your bicycle, though, then look no further than this lovely design from Ammaco.
Whether you’re looking for a basket to help you to carry your luggage, or for commuting, long-distance rides and more, this model will make it pointless to take a rucksack around with you everywhere and will ease the burden on your back. It’s also available in various colours, including pink, which costs just £12.99.
It is a strong, sturdy design, which clamps to the rear carrier rack of most bikes, as well as a slanted front side for fitting against the saddle. It’s also stronger than your average wicker basket, too, thanks to its large size (44 x 31 x 21 cm) and steel frame.
For those keen on a compact pannier basket which will take up as little space as possible, then look no further than this design from TOOGOO for just £10.64 (with free delivery, too).
Measuring at about 32.5 x 20 x 22 cm, this folding metal basket can be attached to the front of most bikes without any major issues, and, obviously, be ‘folded away’ comfortably when dismounted.
And do not let the lack of room it takes up fool you about how much it can carry, either. This particular ‘thick’ version, weighing about 1400g, can also manage a load of up to roughly 25kg.
For a rear bike basket, Ammaco again should be your first port of call. Just as with their rear wicker basket earlier, it’s perfect for easing the strain on your back, whether you’re a commuter, shopper or simply travelling.
At approximately 50 x 32.5 x 24 cm, it is also larger than most baskets, so will give you more space to fill up. Just clamp it to the rear carrier rack of your bike and get cycling.
A black, sturdy, steel wire mesh model, it boasts quality ridged frame construction, so though it is not the easiest basket to remove from your bike, it will fit particularly securely on to it when attached.
If you’re after a more portable ‘dog basket’, then this design from Docooler should be just what you need for finding a temporary home for your furry friend.
Fitted with a sturdy, unbreakable alloy aluminium frame, the basket can be attached and dismounted from your bike within seconds, and its adjustable closure system is superb should you wish to add to its capacity even further.
It also comes with two plastic straps for unfurling the basket’s inner space, and as a noticeably durable model with a long shelf life, can also double up as a handbag when dismounted from your bike, with great room for storage.
Available in black, ‘coffee’, grey or purple, this detachable basket is another great design with exceptional durability and the ability to also be used as a handbag with large capacity if you wish.
Again, it’s fitted with an unbreakable aluminium alloy frame, with a handlebar mounting system that makes it quick and easy for the basket to be attached to and removed from the bike.
Its two plastic straps can also increase the capacity of the basket, and its adjustable closure system gives you the ability to increase its capacity. For just £11.64, you could own one of the most versatile models on the market.
Not only does this cover offers wider choice in terms of colour – either in black, grey, orange or red –but it will give your bike basket great, effective protection from both the rain and dust.
A suitable fit for most models, either on the front or the rear of your bike, an elastic band helps to keep the cover fitted in place, and is sure to protect your basket from becoming wet or dusty.
Measuring 50 x 40 cm, just slip on to your basket with ease and watch it work its magic should you come in to some adverse weather conditions, or if you simply want to keep your bike in the garage, for instance.
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