Best Bike Baskets: Top Picks for Increasing Storage Space
These bike baskets are a convenient way to add storage space on a bicycle
- Best OverallOhuhu Rust-Proof, Quick Release Front Handlebar Wire Mesh Bike BasketSummarySummary
Constructed from plastic-coated steel, this front basket is waterproof and rust-proof. It features a mesh bottom to hold small items and two carrying handles, so it can double as a detachable shopping basket. The handlebar hooks and velcro strap make installation quick and easyProsPros
The three-point attachment design makes the Ohuhu bicycle basket more stable than those with less. These attachments are also foam-coated to protect your bike’s paintwork.ConsCons
The basket is only secure if the carrying handles are down. Bumps in the road have the potential to dislodge it and disconnect the basket from the handlebars.
- Best ValueColorbasket Adult Front Handlebar Wicker Bike BasketSummarySummary
This front basket is handwoven with thicker-than-average wicker to increase durability and weight limit without sacrificing style. The basket is easy to fix to your handlebars via two fully adjustable, leather straps that can hold up to 15 pounds.ProsPros
These wicker baskets are handcrafted and come in different colors, so you can customize your bike as you like. They also don’t taper like conventional wicker bike baskets, so they’re much easier to pack.ConsCons
The velcro straps allow for easy installation but cannot be secured completely, causing the basket to wobble at times.
- Honorable MentionWald Rear Bicycle Carrier BasketSummarySummary
This rear rack and basket combo can haul up to 50 pounds, making it a cost-effective alternative to a full pannier system. Two deep baskets on either side of the rear wheel provide ideal storage space for longer items, while additional cargo can be strapped to the rack over the wheel.ProsPros
It’s solid and sturdy, but at just under five pounds it doesn't feel heavy. The basket is designed to be universal, so the mounting hardware can be fitted in either direction to facilitate this.ConsCons
Because of its attempted but ineffective universal design, installation may not be as straightforward as we’d like, and some tweaks might be necessary for optimal performance.