Bicycle saddle bags are used to carry a small storage space just below the back of the seat. They are typically used to carry small tools and a spare inner tube.
Likewise, the design of your bike is an essential factor that can make one model or another more advisable. In short, you should make the most of it to ensure that the bag does not affect speed by offering too much air resistance.
Likewise, there are a number of features you should know 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 usually go on daily rides, it is best to go for a model with a capacity of between 0.4 and two liters. If your thing is road cycling, the dimensions will be somewhat smaller with a minimum capacity of 0.2 liters. The objective is that the bag does not alter too much the aerodynamic design of the bike.
If you prefer to ride in the mountains, it is best if it is slightly larger, around one liter, so that you can carry a larger spare part. Bikepacking (mounting easily removable bags to your bike to travel with it) will allow you a much larger capacity so you can include food, drinks, clothes, a toiletry bag or towels, to name a few examples. Ideally, you should have a model with a capacity of six liters 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 fits 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.
Everything will depend on the corresponding system 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 attach it to the seatpost so that it does not move. In the product box you will also find the necessary tools to perform this operation more easily. Since they are small in size, do not hesitate to carry them with you in case the bag moves.
Regarding the load you are going to introduce, especially if the bag is large, it would be advisable to look for a reference with interior pockets or compartments. The goal is that the load does not move down, thus weighing down your speed. Likewise, it is always advisable to carry just enough and to choose light products so as not to have problems during your travels.
Each manufacturer has its own system for connecting the bag to the saddle. Usually you can install the base in a few minutes and then incorporate the bag itself (except in the case of micro models, which are sometimes in one piece). Check that it is securely fastened 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 one of more than 16 liters capacity. We classify 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 complete explanatory sheet. You can also ask us to advise you personally to choose the ideal bag for you.
Thus, it is confirmed that saddle bags for bicycles are a perfect complement to 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 enjoy nature, the option of carrying some clothes and food will encourage you to enjoy on two wheels more than ever. Dare to try and trust the usefulness of these bags and you will surely be surprised.