What is a Bicycle Basket?
A bicycle basket is a bike-mounted basket designed for carrying cargo, usually light. They’re commonly used for running errands on bikes and often made of traditional basket weaving materials like wicker or cane (though some are woven plastic that merely looks wicker).
Unlike bags or backpacks, which take the weight off of your back when you’re riding, baskets distribute it evenly between both wheels. This means they help to keep your balance stable and prevent you from straining when you’re cycling, especially if you’re hauling lots of stuff. Moreover, they can be easier to access than a bag or backpack since you can simply lean over and grab what you need.
Practical and Stylish: Enhance Your Cycling Experience with a Bicycle Basket
If you’re looking for a classic rear bike basket that is durable, stylish and practical, this one from Public Bikes is an excellent choice. It slots beside your rear wheel and is easy to mount using a tool-free attachment system. It’s also collapsible and clasps at the top to make it easy to stow away when not in use. It has tall sides that protect your gear from being blown out of the basket while you’re cycling and is available in a dark honey colour to look great on any bike.
Front baskets are attached to the handlebars and may be attached via braces that extend from the basket to the front hub bolt or tabs on the front fork. Overloading a front basket can throw off the handling of the bike as it will add to your bike’s center of gravity and any load that is far too large could potentially obstruct the rider’s vision.