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The basket is OK, does a job for light things up to 5kg. if the object is heavier then it feels it is not stable. I have been using it for around 2 months and it is still OK. When this one breaks, I will purchase a mesh basket that is a bit more robust.
I like it and I just tried it out today with my dog. The bracket is thick plastic, looks a little cheap, but so far, it held up my 10.5 lb Yorkie (5 kg/~11 lbs is the maximum carry weight anyway). At first, the carrier shifted when I turned my bicycle, so it would dip and rub against the front wheel--yikes! However, there's a round silver cap at the end of the bottom screw, which I think due to the smoothness of the cap, it caused the problem of slippage. While making adjustments, the cap fell off. At first I thought, "Gah, what a cheap screw!" Now, I think it had to be removed in order for the screw end to sit flush against the bike frame and provide resistance. There's nothing on the instructions about this, however. This is my guess.
I hope this carrier lasts for awhile. I'll see and I will update if anything goes wrong, but I find it practical for light grocery shopping and transporting small, well-behaved pets. See below for more info.
** For pets, there are no safety straps. You either have to trust s/he behaves and sits or you can wrap the leash around the handle with enough slack for your pet to not choke, of course. I'm sure there is a better alternative, but I just tried this out today and might look into finding something that's more secure in case my dog sees a squirrel, haha.
The bike I used this basket on is the one-speed Sixthreezero Around The Block Women's 26-Inch Single Speed Cruiser Bike.
I was looking for a basket to take my 8 lb chihuahua on bike rides with me. After reading reviews I decided on this one. The instructions are mostly pictures so my first install was all wrong. However, I finally figured it out (all in all, probably took me 20 minutes to install all wrong, uninstall, then install correctly). The only downside would be the instructions, but if you’re handy at all - you can figure it out. The pieces are well made and when installed correctly, don’t move (VERY secure). The pieces that attach to the handle bars are awesome. The basket actually clips into the bracket on the handle bars, so it easily is removed/attached. When attached, I don’t worry about my dog falling out. The basket itself has a hard bottom and doesn’t “give” at all on the bottom. The top has a drawstring so the contents can be put inside without worry of them falling out. For my purposes, I put a small padded disc on the inside for my dog to make her more comfortable. The basket also has soft handles that Velcro and a small pocket in front. I’ve used Amazon for years and I’d say this is the best purchase I’ve ever ever made. Even better than I thought it would be! Great price, great quality.
For those reviews saying it doesn’t lock or “gives,” it is not being installed correctly. It is not a defect in the product. As I stated before, the instructions are mostly pictures, which is unfortunate. But the basket has a great connection to the bracket that installs onto the handlebars. It definitely locks and is definitely secure. There’s also a piece that’s meant solely for stabilizing the basket away from the front tire. Take your time. Install it correctly and enjoy.
I love this thing. I have a very anxious puppy who likes to jump out. With the cinch cover she stayed safe and cozy in the basket while we rode. Very easy to install and easy to take the basket off and with you
This was a great buy. Very simple to attach to the bike, and even on my roadbike it fit snugly onto the bar. My U-Lock slips perfectly into the front pocket, and I can even fit my 15in laptop in this on my way to work every day. Easy to pop off and take inside when you arrive at your destination, I really think this was the perfect solution to whether I should buy a basket, rack, bags, etc.
This is a huge upgrade from my previous basket! I had one of those cutesy wicker baskets with the belt straps, but with no support, it would just drag along my front tire. I had tried other baskets before, but my Liv bike has weird handle bars that would not allow for anything other than adjustable straps. But this changes everything! It is easy to assemble and it even has an adjustable support so it won't weigh down with its contents. The quick release function is a bonus too, so I can take my bike on trips and not have to hassle with removing the screws to get the bag off. Great product, very versatile and sturdy!
I received this package earlier today and did not need instructions to install (although it took me two tries). The bag does not drag on the front tire at all (when installed correctly) on a standard bike. We recently moved to a small town and I ride my bike to get groceries. With the flick of a finger the bag detaches, I carry it in, fill it up and easily reattach for my trip home. This bag serves its purpose and more. I could imagine a small dog sitting safely inside. There is a bonus with the drawstring coverage in case it rains. This product is well made and I will recommend it to all of my friends.
So I was able to install it but you can’t actually clasp it with the clasp. There seems to be some plastic in the way of the groove that it is supposed to fit into, so the locking mechanism doesn’t work. Not a great bag. Don’t know why none of the other reviewers haven’t commented on this flaw. So, essentially, it just sits on the handlebars if there is enough weight on it. Sort of a waste of money.