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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joda Beautiful Basket
I've only had my basket for a short while but love the look of it. Best looking basket I found on the internet. My husband attached it and said that it went on easily. My bike fell over (not with me on it!) and the basket came off. I was able to reattach it without a problem. A little pricey but it looks like quality and it is. It looks great on my new Electra Townie which has black trim.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheLongmeadowan Practical, not precious basket
This is a replacement for the same basket I bought a few years ago. This new model is more stout than the old one. This is so practical the way it unhitches so you can carry it with you to shop or picnic. And it re-attaches just as easily. Recommend you don't overload it as the attachment points on the wire mesh will tear as your load bounces along on your ride. But the company has addressed this issue and has beefed up the mesh. In short, I like it so much, I'll buy it twice.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BradfordActiveMom Excellent Basket
First ride I rode 41 miles up the MA/NH/ME coast. It is a great basket, with plenty of room. I like that it detaches, as it makes it easy to carry lunch, etc, without wearing a backpack instead.
September 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by CityGalLovesLLB Much Cuter in Person
I did some research online about this basket and was leaning towards buying it before an improptu trip to my local LLB store. When I saw it in person I just had to have it! It's adorable and the pictures really don't do it justice. The one thing that seemed to be a common trend in all the reviews I had read was how difficult it was to install. I found it to be extremely easy. The instructions are just pictures but as long as you look at all the pieces and pictures before starting you should be ok. It does require a 5mm allen wrench which did not come with the bracket so keep that in mind. Once everything is installed removing the basket from the bracket is a breeze and the handle is really handy! My only complaint really is the size. It's much larger than most baskets which makes it easy to carry more than you need to. The added weight can really throw off your balance.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by yogame Love it!
I bought this for my LLBean bike...it's just what I needed. The best feature is that the basket is quickly removable....it snaps on and off. When I get to where I'm going, I can carry it with my helmet inside. I use small bungee hooks to keep things from bouncing around during riding. When just going for a ride, I can leave it at home. Great purchase!
May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SQsGG Basket wonderful but need better directions
not sure what to do with "ipad cable" when installing??
directions need to be more clear. once installed(and hopefully correctly), great! sturdy, doesn't bounce or rattle going over bumps!
very easy to take on and off!(primary reason for wanting this item!)
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanIndyShopper2 Topeak Handlebar Basket
I've only had the basket for about a month. I have used it for various errands (i.e. grocery shopping, farmers markets, picking up library books). The fact that the basket is easily detachable is quite handy and it has a farily large capacity.
Assembly was a little confusing, I didn't understand how the shims worked, to adjust to my smaller handlebars (i.e. Fits 25.4 & 31.8 mm Handlebars (shims included)).
First I didn't identify the shims correctly thinking I had missing parts (they were actually black but on the instruction sheet they were yellow). I then remembered another reviewer said to make sure you use all the parts. So I finally figured out what the extra black parts were....
I then had a little trouble visualizing how they actually worked but finally figured it out. It didn't make sense to me until I actually tightened the clamp... then aha...
Next I want to try a rear mounted basket. I think I'm overloading this one at times and it does affect my balance a little.
October 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mom22kids Love
This is a great basket. I love it! It is secure and easy to remove from bike to take with you.
September 20, 2012