Travelling with your bike can be a healthy form of exercise, not to mention fun and environment friendly. When travelling using this form transportation though, especially on long trips, you may need to take more stuff than your backpack can accommodate. Good thing bike bags can be attached to your bag to help carry your stuff. There are a variety of travelling containers you can install on your bike to make your biking trip easier. Here are a few you may consider:1. Handlebar bags ?these are attached to your bicycle抯 handlebars using clamps of straps and can carry maps,
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cameras, water bottles and other small items. These are convenient as they are also easily detached. There are some designs that come with transparent map cases so you can check on your map without stopping. Do not fill it to the brim with stuff though as it could interfere with your steering and make sure that the big fits perfectly so as not to affect shifting or breaking. 2. Saddlebags ?these can be fitted directly under the saddle and can hold small items. These small-capacity bags are advantageous if you want one that is easy to rich into and does not contribute much wind resistance. They also offer easy access to items like money, tool kits and the like. They may have limited capacities but they are perfect for short trips.3. Panniers ?these bike bags attach to racks using a system of hooks and springs. These baskets are preferred by riders who are touring since they have bigger carrying capacities. Some panniers are even waterproof, perfect for people who tour a lot. These can be placed in the front or rear part of the bike and can carry more gear than other bags. With panniers, it is easier for a biker to ride while balancing his bike抯 load. The only problem is that these carriers are not easily accessed and when full,
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they tend to add to the wind resistance which can affect control and steering. Bigger sized panniers should come with dividers, compartments and pockets to make them easier to organize. These can be bought with bike racks or separately. When buying bike bags, always consider their accessibility,
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Always make sure that these bags are securely attached to your bike and that there is no danger of them getting unattached while riding and prevent the risk of losing your stuff.