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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meddyfirefighter Just the right size. Easy to put on,very useful.
It's care and ease is wonderful. When I bike to the store it is deceiving how much it holds. You can attach it to the bike easily. I know two of my friends have purchased it recently they also like the basket. The bike tech at the store was also very helpful.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by committedcustomer Almost perfect bike basket
The basket is easy to take off and fits nicely on the handle bar. I like to take it into the supermarket and place my purchases directly into the basket. My only grip is that the handle does not stay on the basket. I often have to put it into place when I want to carry the basket. Can't seem to have it ready to go all the time.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BikeHappy Handlebar Basket
I love my heavy duty Topeak handlebar basket!! I really like the fact that it is detachable and deep enough so that my stuff doesn't flop out when I go over bumps. The main reason I bought this basket was for the extra row of metal at the top, so that my cargo net would attach easily, and it does!
July 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyFeet44 excellent size
wish it wasn't quite as easy to remove....afraid someone will steal it. Wish it had a more resistant locking system.
June 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by LittleChickadee Bike Basket
Basket was easy to install. Good depth for keeping items inside. Love the ability to remove basket and easily reattach.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WaltB Very handy addition.
This is an updated version of a basket I bought last year. This one is built better. It attaches to the handle bars very sturdily by having the clamps being pulled in by the screws. It has a safety cable, which is new. The basket clips on the mount snuggly and detaches easily so you can carry it into a store for instance. I like it.
March 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ali1 Handlebar basket
I haven't used this enough yet to be able to tell for sure if it is as advertised. When installing I discovered that the clamp was bigger than the handle bar and so had to wrap elec. tape on the handlebar to keep it from slipping. Don't know if this will be a problem when the basket is full of picnic stuff. It does seem to be a well made basket. My biggest concern is will it shift around since the anchor is not sized correctly- even though I own the bike that was pictured in the ad.
January 22, 2014