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Bicycle saddle bags are used to carry a small storage space just under the back of the seat. Typically they are used to carry small tools and a spare inner tube.
Also, the design of your bike is an essential factor that can make one model or another more advisable. Ultimately, it is a matter of making the most of it so that the bag does not affect speed by offering too much air resistance.
There are also a number of features you should know about before choosing the model that best suits your needs. We will tell you about them below.
It all depends on how you use your bike. If you're a daily rider, it's best to go for a model with a capacity of between 0.4 and two litres. If road cycling is your thing, the dimensions will be a little smaller with a minimum capacity of 0.2 litres. The aim is that the bag does not alter the aerodynamic design of the bike too much.
If you prefer to ride in the mountains, it's best if it's slightly larger, around a litre, so you can carry a larger spare. Bikepacking (attaching easily removable bags to your bike to travel with it) will allow you to carry much more capacity so you can include food, drink, clothes, a toiletry bag or towels, to name a few examples. Ideally, you should have a model with a capacity of six litres or more. In all the above cases you should check:
The sum of the above factors results in a simple choice of the product that best suits your specific needs. We recommend that before selecting a model, you review each aspect carefully. This is the only way to ensure the best possible purchase.
It all depends on which system is included with each product. Usually the corresponding screws and nuts are included so that you can attach your bag to the saddle rails. It is also very common that the anchoring system is with straps to the rails and seatpost.
In addition, you must also fix it to the seatpost to prevent it from slipping. In the product box you will also find the necessary tools to make this operation easier. As they are small in size, don't hesitate to carry them with you in case the bag moves.
In terms of the load you will be carrying, especially if the bag is large, it would be advisable to look for a reference with inner pockets or compartments. The aim is that the load does not move downwards, thus weighing down your speed. It is also always advisable to carry just enough and to choose lightweight products so that you don't have any problems when you're on the move.
Each manufacturer has its own system for attaching the bag to the saddle. Usually you can install the base in a few minutes and then attach the bag itself (except in the case of micro models, which are sometimes in one piece). Check that it is securely attached before riding, that the load does not shift and that you can pedal normally.
On the Santafixie website we offer a wide and interesting variety of options. From a micro bag of 600 ml to a bag with a capacity of more than 16 litres. We sort the bags by size to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for.
We sell products from leading brands such as Ortlieb, Blackburn, Restrap, PRO or Topeak. Just click on the image of your choice to read a very complete explanatory sheet. You can also ask us to advise you personally to choose the ideal bag for you.
This confirms that saddle bags for bicycles are the perfect complement to ensure that you travel with greater guarantees of success. Not in vain, we are all exposed to a puncture or any mishap that requires immediate repair. In addition, if you like longer routes and enjoying nature, the option of carrying some clothes and food will encourage you to enjoy yourself on two wheels more than ever. Give these bags a try and trust the usefulness of these bags and you're sure to be surprised.