Bags For Cyclists

If you are planning to begin commuting or touring with your bicycle, one of the primary accessories you need to install will be bags. Bags for bicycles come in a variety of sizes, shapes and mounting methods. Let’s have a look at some of the storage solutions on offer for the stuff you’ll need to carry with you while cycling.

Bags are essential for any cyclist, whether you’re a roadie, a mountain biker, a commuter or a cycle tourer. One thing all cyclists should strive for is to be self-sufficient, and you will need some way of carrying, at the very least, a tube, puncture repair kit and tool kit with you. With the advent of smart phones, handlebar and top tube bags with clear top casings have become popular, as the multi-functionality of smartphones allows you to navigate and monitor your workout simultaneously.


Experience will tell you what you need for a cycle bag, and good quality, durable bags will last you through a lifetime of cycling.


SKS Tour Bag Large – RM149.00

SKS has been making high quality cycle accessories for decades. Their large Tour Bag is one of those essential accessories for any long distance cyclist. The bag has an internal capacity of 1.4 liters, and you can add another 0.6 liters by opening the zip extension. Mounting is quick with a single strap and secure clamp that attaches to your seat-post. Good value, especially if you have multiple bikes and need to move your bag quickly between them, or remove the bag at rest stops.


SKS Tool Wrap – RM80.00

When you really need to take everything with you, or just want to keep your toolkit organised especially with larger tools, the SKS Tool Wrap is what you need. This sturdy canvas wrap is simplicity itself, with indents and pockets for you to keep your required tools in order. There is space for a mini pump, long tyre levers and most anything else you may need while riding. Designed to go into panniers, if you’re a touring cyclist, you’ll need one of these. The SKS Tool Wrap is made from nylon, and rolls up using hook and loop fasteners.


Exspider Handlebar Bag (HB6201) – RM147.60

This 10” by 10” handlebar bag from Exspider is on the bigger end of things. Looking more like a camera bag, with a depth of 6.5”, this large-ish bar bag has adjustable internal dividers and a padded interior. A transparent upper lid pocket allows for storage of maps or smartphones. Side mesh pockets give more storage space. The front cord assembly allows for storage of occasional items. A shoulder strap for carrying the bag off the bike is included, and a rain cover is provided.

Available at My Bicycle Shop, 6016 -632 2599



The Birzman ZYKLOP NAVIGATOR III is a hand handlebar/stem mount bag that lets riders put their essentials in one easy-to-reach place. Measuring a slim 128 x 70mm, this handy bag has space for tools and other small bits of kit, with a transparent upper cover putting your smartphone or GPS within easy reach. The Birzman ZYKLOP NAVIGATOR III is made from water resistant nylon, and mounts to the handlebar or stem using hook and loop fasteners.

Available at SA Sport, 603-3358 6650



If you’re travelling light, or just needing a secure, waterproof case to carry your phone, ID, cards and other necessities, the Birzman WEATHER WARRIOR is ideal. Measuring 19cm by 11 cm, a transparent window allows access to most popular 5” screen smartphones. This 600 denier nylon pouch also has an inner compartment for money, ID and cards. Waterproof to IPX6 standard, this is a great item for any rider.

Available at SA Sport, 603-3358 6650


Giant Shadow ST Seat Bag – RM70.00 (Small)

Every cyclist knows that carrying a spare tube, patch kit and multi tool, plus inflation system is the minimum required for any ride. The Giant Shadow ST Seat Bag has enough capacity to carry all of that, and small enough to stow under your seat without detracting from the lines of your frame. Made from laminated water resistant nylon, the Giant Shadow attaches to your seat rails and seat post with hook and loop closures, making it easy to take on and off. A looped zipper pull makes access easy. Comes in small and medium sizes.

Available at Sin Boon Seng, 604-468 6263


Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Handlebar Bag – RM439.00

Known more for their highly engineered roof racks, Thule’s Handlebar Bag is their foray into the world of cycling luggage with their Pack ‘n Pedal system. This sturdy handlebar bag has a 6.5 liter capacity, with 2 zippered compartments, a side compartment and a mesh top strap. There are also two elastic straps to hold flat items like maps. Mounting is with Thule’s proprietary handlebar mount, which has 2 adjustable attachment points. A shoulder strap is included for off bicycle carrying duties.

Available at Thule Store, IPC Shopping Center, 603-7725 8797


Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Tote – RM359.00

If you’re an urban commuter, take a look at Thule’s Pack ‘n Pedal Tote. This functional, water resistant bag has enough capacity to swallow a change of work clothes along with your laptop and associated business gear. The wide mouth allows oversized items to go in with ease. The Tote attaches to any bicycle rack system, and a clever hinged plate hides the mounts when off the bike, making the Tote look like a regular bag. A carrying handle is sewn in, and a shoulder strap is provided. External mesh pockets allow for miscellaneous items to be carried.

Available at Thule Store, IPC Shopping Center, 603-7725 8797


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