The Perfect Commuter Bike : Carrying Things

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Our group build is wrapping up. We’ve had the project on hold during the snow, cold and winter. After many discussions about bicycle type, exact frame set, the type of shifting, component type and to have fenders installed, we’ve determined the Long Haul Trucker with a stock build is the bike we are going with.

Carrying Things

One of the most important things about a commuter or utility bike is aiding in carrying your belongings. This could be as simple as keeping your backpack off your back or as extensive as an Xtracycle or cargo trailer hauling all of your groceries and children.

There’s been many setups I’ve tried, probably my favorite to date is the front basket or generous sized front rack from Civia. For everyday small things, throwing a small bag or box in the front basket is easy to use and easy on the mind as you can easily see your belongings. The biggest downfall of this design could be how significantly it changes the handling of your bicycle.

What are your favorite styles, types or experiences of carrying things as you commuted by bike?

Ways to carry things on your bike




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