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Before deciding which bag to buy for your bike frame, there are a few recommendations to consider. The most important thing is to know the measurements of the space available in the central triangle of your bike's frame to make the most of it, and always rely on a waterproof material that guarantees that your load will be well protected. Always look for models that include zips and elastic straps to ensure closure. The inclusion of reflective elements may also be of interest to you as it will help other drivers to see you in low visibility situations.
It will depend on two main factors: the type of route you are going to ride and the design of your bike. In the first case. This compartment is usually used to store large items that you will not need on your route, but only when you arrive at your destination. These could be spare parts, tools, chargers, sleeping clothes, food, cookers, etc.... Don't forget that size will also have a direct impact on your ability to maintain the right balance.
In terms of design, you need to know the size of the triangle on your bike frame. Also, take into account where the bottle cage is located and also the size of the usual bottle so that the bag is not an obstacle that offers too much resistance, or if you can place the bottle cage on the fork, saddle and under the frame if you have anchors for it.
You will find bags of various sizes on the market. Universal bags usually fit all models, but we recommend that you choose a reference that is exactly the right size for the space available. This way, you will avoid lateral displacement and other problems that may prevent you from riding normally. Specifically, this means that the bag should not be in contact with the brake cable or other parts, which can cause distraction during the ride. The smallest size is 1.5 litres and the largest is 6 litres. It is up to you to select the most suitable model.
In terms of measurements in centimetres, the standard is between 20 and 30 centimetres high and 45 or 50 centimetres wide. The thickness is around five centimetres. Bearing in mind the variety of proposals, you should read the explanatory sheet for each reference very carefully to select the most suitable one in each case.
Remember that the use of these bags is not common on road bikes and mountain bikes, especially after the advent of dual suspension.
It all depends on the reference and the capacity. It is sometimes possible to install the bag above the frame, especially if it is small. Normally, it is placed on the bottom in two different ways:
We recommend that you try to distribute the weight of your belongings well and use a system to prevent them from shifting to the sides. Internal partitioning is essential for securing items and also to reduce the noise level as you drive.
It is not a matter of carrying too many items on this part of the bike, as there are complementary options, such as saddlebags designed specifically for this purpose.
In addition to our commitment to always offer quality products, we trust in the most recognised brands in the sector. That is why we work with manufacturers such as Ortlieb, Restrap, PRO or Topeak. Our idea is to take into account the strong points of each brand and to select only those references that are of most interest to you.
As an official distributor, it is easier for us to maintain the right balance between price and quality. In addition, we have constant offers that will help you spend as little as possible, but without affecting the quality of the product.
In each product sheet you will find the measurements, material, connection system and all the features explained in detail. If you are looking for a bag for your bike frame, find out which one is right for you on our website. From there, you will be able to ride your bike while carrying everything you need to deal with any incident.