Rated 5 out of 5 by FloridaGirl55 Nice Quality Basket
Putting on this basket was a little challenging, but I finally got it! Threading the piece of wire was different. Also when you put on the black grippers on the handlebars, and they are loose, don't be discouraged. When you screw the front screws in they tighten up.
I went to the green market last sunday and filled the basket with veggies and raw milk. It threw the balance off but not too bad. I got use to it after pedaling for a few moments. It's a great small basket.
I like it even with the difficulty in mounting it. Heavy duty metal. It feels substantial!
March 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MetalMoPortland Adorable and functional
Love it, use it every day on my commute to work. I throw my pocketbook in the basket, buckle my bike helmet and away I go. Deep enough so that when I go over bumps, pocketbook doesn't come flying out.
The removable aspect of the basket is great too. No worrying about whether someone is going to detach it and walk away.
September 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by JR1955 Handlebar basket
This basket is fine and works well. My problem is that it makes mt Acadia Cruiser top-heavy, so the kick stand cannot hold the bike. This may be just the shape of the bike (which, by the way, I adore). I might return the basket for a rear wheel rack and panniers.
July 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mavis33 once you get it on, it's great
I like the basket a lot. Thought the directions for how to mount it to the bike were a bit confusing- no words, only pictures. Took much longer to get on than I anticipated. Looks like nice quality. At this point it is stiff coming on and off, but I'm hoping that will get better. It looks great on the bike.
June 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by naiviv grocery
Perfectly adapted for a little grocery. I take it from the bike, full it of vegetables and then, put back on the bike. This is perfect for my purpose!
Sorry for my English (I m French Canadian)
May 27, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by kayaktime Just OK
Bought this because llbean usually only sells products that are well made. But with this basket the mounting brackets are very weak and poorly designed. They broke when we tried to tighten them and the wieght of the basket was also to much for the weak plastic that they used. The basket is great so ifi you buy this be prepare to modify the mounting system!
March 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anomad Great Value
This Basket is perfect. Well made, sturdy, yet light weight.
Perfect size to pick up a few groceries and easy on and off with
A handle for shopping. After shopping on the internet I found this to be very economically priced.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vitruvius2 Great basket...but displaced headlight
I will write this review in two parts:
- the basket is wonderful - a good size, well-made and the instructions on the box weren't hard to follow, though they are only pictures, no words. The latch which holds it to the bike is secure and the basket doesn't move if the road is not great. NOTE: might not be a bad idea to use some sort of 'net' over the basket if you are carrying lighter objects as they are prone to bounce out if you hit a pothole.
- only issue I have is that the basket is of a good size and mounts above my handlebars and takes up enough 'bar space' that I have no place to mount my headlight. The company that makes the basket does offer its own headlight which mounts to the front of the basket, but I would prefer to use my LED handle-mounted headlight. As it is, if I ride at night, I take the basket off and mount the headlight - would be nice to not have to remove one to mount the other.
Overall very happy with the basket as to its usefulness.
September 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vitruvius2 Four-and-a-half stars
Very well-made basket - no instruction 'sheet' - just pictured instructions on the box for the mount, but everything went together without much effort. Two slight issues:
- wish the handle came with some sort of plastic cover/wrap. When you ride, the handle rattles slightly against the basket - no big issue.
- on the plus side, the basket is very roomy and a good size to hold many things. Unfortunately, it also took away most of the 'extra' space on my handlebars, making it required that you remove your (handlebar-mounted) headlight to make room for the basket. They do sell a special headlight that mounts to the front of the basket, but I just bought a very good LED headlight that no longer fits on the handlebars when the basket is in place - would have liked to see some sort of 'bracket' included to attach the headlight to the basket when used.
September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zonegirl Basket Case
Nice basket. Like the fact that it's airy and you can remove it. In the beginning when I started to ride, it feel off the handle and I was disappointed. I was getting ready to send it back. But after I figured it out. I needed to reinforce it with the optional piece of rubber. Now it's sturdy and safe. Just have to get accustomed to riding with it.
August 22, 2014