It made me realize that while I am a fan of all sorts of bike bags for storage, I’m really finicky about the bags I actually do use … and much like my fussiness over bar tape, I’ve cycled through a bunch of them over the years, and currently use several different bags depending on the application.
I’ve also spent many an hour on the internet searching for the perfect bag … so I thought I’d share my favorites below. Please add to this list if you want and we can maybe crowdsource a solution for someone.
My go-to bag for road riding:
Bag for gravel riding (cleans off easily)
Extra storage for my everyday errand/commuter bike:
One-handed top tube bag for racing where I need quick/extra access to gels:
And, finally … my COVID-era bag. I wanted extra storage for long rides so I didn’t have to stop for food, etc., and could carry it with me.