Top Tube Bags: Quick Access to Small Items
Some things, such as your mobile phone, power bank, money or bars, you need more often on the road than your sleeping bag or toiletry kit. Here you can attach a top tube bag to the top tube, either in front of the seatpost or in front of the headset, using hook & loop fasteners or screws. Depending on the setup you ride, or how many things you want to store, you can choose between different sizes and types. For example, there are models that have a cable opening so that you can charge your bike computer or your light comfortably while riding with a power bank. A particularly large amount of space is offered by two-piece top tube bags, which consist of a holder and a removable pannier, and are suitable, for example, as shoulder bags for shopping. Another option for quickly and securely attaching individual small items while bikepacking are smaller plastic straps. They are very resilient and stretchy, and can be fitted almost anywhere on your bike frame.