An almost essential device for the regular commuter is the pannier bag. Perfect if you don’t wish to ride with a backpack, panniers keep the weight you’re carrying low and near the wheels, where they’ll effect your riding balance least. We stock a comprehensive panniers from the ‘double as a shopping bag’ Basil bags to the heavy-duty-cross country touring Ortlieb range.
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Hailing from the Netherlands, Basil make the perfect bicycle friendly shopping bag. Basil’s Blossom and Twig range (pictured below) are made from gel coated polyester – and waterproof.
Complete with rubber feet, rear reflectors and a discreet pocket for the pannier clips, the Dutch have thought of everything in designing this range.
If you’re after something a little more havy duty, Basil‘s Preston range might be the go (below).These panniers are perfect for laptops, shopping, and occasional touring.
Made from high grade polyester, the fabric has a foam core sewn in to protect the bag’s contents. This makes the panniers a little soft and squishy, and so, will stop your books and vegies going the same way.
If you need a pannier that is going to withstand all weather conditions, daily use and long distance touring, The Forrest Rear Rider is for you (pictured below). Its simple construction – one compartment, minimal seams – means there are less weak points for the bag to fall apart.
These bags also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap, so can be easily carried through the grocer’s when you’re doing your nightly shop.
Many of Basil‘s pannier bag clips that attach to the bike’s pack rack can be tucked away in a pocket. See how it works here. And All of Basil‘s bags include reflective paint applied to their rear side – ideal for commuting on those dark winter evenings.
If you’re after something a little more Al Fresco – We also sell Basil‘s bicycle baskets – read on here. (basket page link)
Fro more information, and the complete (and massive) range, check out Basil’s website here.
Ortlieb panniers are widely regarded as the touring pannier. Very simple and strong construction, mean these bags will go the distance, in all weather conditions. Available in a variety of colours and sizes, for front and rear racks, All Ortlieb bags come with a shoulder strap and a 3M reflector printed on their side.
All Ron D Swan gear is handstitched in Castlemaine and made from a combination of reclaimed and new materials. Their Panniers are super strong, and come in a massive range of funky 70′s inspired colourways.
Aside from looking the business, these panniers has an ingenius mounting system and shoulder strap which means that the pannier doubles as a groovy bag when it’s off the bike. It also has a PVC inner making it completely waterproof, and a front pocket so you don’t lose your wallet and keys.
Read up on Ron D Swan’s entire range at his website here.
We also stock Mr Swan’s great legbands and reflective vests.
Topeak supply bike bags for almost every purpose, notably their packrack top bags. If you’re after something a little smaller, or for occasional use, topeak will have a solution for you. We keep a handful of Topeak bags in stock, pop in for a look, or check out their entire range on their website here.
Offering a great range on entry level pannier bags, Deuter offer good value bags for those who are keen to dip their toes into cycle touring or the occasional shopping run. We keep a few of their bags in the workshop roll in for a peek, or browse their complete range on their website here.