Before knowing which bag to buy for your bike frame, there are a few recommendations to keep in mind. The most important thing is to know the measurements of the space available in the central triangle of the frame of your bike to make the most of it, and also always rely on a waterproof material that ensures that your load will be well protected. Always look for models that include zippers 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 objects that you will not need on your route, but only when you reach your destination. These could be spare parts, tools, chargers, sleeping clothes, food, stoves, etc... Don't forget that the size will have a direct impact on the possibility of maintaining the correct balance.
Regarding the design, we clarify that you have to know what is the size of the triangle of the frame of your bike. Also, consider where the bottle cage is located and also the size of the usual water 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.
In the market you will find bags of various sizes. The universal ones usually fit well in all models, but we recommend that you choose a reference that has the exact size for the available space. In this way, you will avoid lateral displacement and other problems that may prevent you from riding normally. Specifically, we mean that the bag should not be in contact with the brake cable or other parts and that this may cause distraction during the ride. The smallest size is 1.5 liters and the largest is 6 liters. It is up to you to select the most suitable model.
As for the measurements in centimeters, the standard is between 20 and 30 centimeters high and 45 or 50 centimeters wide. The thickness is around five centimeters. Taking into account the variety of proposals, you should read the explanatory sheet of each reference very well to select the most appropriate in each case.
Remember that the use of these bags is not common on road bikes and mountain bikes, especially after the appearance of dual suspension.
Everything will depend on the reference and capacity. Sometimes it is 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 that you use a system to prevent them from moving to the sides. The internal division is essential to fix some elements and also to reduce the noise level while driving.
It is not a matter of carrying many objects on this part of the bicycle, 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 recognized brands in the industry. Therefore, 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 select only those references that are of most interest to you.
Being official distributors, 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, the material, the connection system and all the features perfectly explained. If you are looking for a bag for your bike frame, discover on our website which one is right for you. From there, you will be able to ride your bike while carrying everything you need to deal with any incident.