How To Carry Your Belongings On Your Bicycle

How To Carry Your Belongings On Your Bicycle

How do you carry your clothing, food, camping equipment and other belongings on your bicycle?

In this video, the Bicycle Touring Pro (Darren Alff) tells you about the two most common ways of carrying your gear and personal belongings in your bicycle – panniers and trailers.

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  1. Romelia Polly on July 4, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Nice movie. However you can make it yourself. Just google Woodprix and learn how to do it easily.

  2. HotClutch on July 4, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    What are the thoughts of using panniers on just the front or just the back pros/cons?

  3. Kit Lam on July 4, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    I got a lot of short trip roadie actually using back pack. not a problem

  4. cycling with kiwi on July 4, 2019 at 11:38 pm


  5. Adam Macer on July 4, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Hot & sweaty are reasons?!.. I rode the Pilgrim route from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela with a 45 litre rucksack and realised what a stupid mistake it was within a day – it was utterly exhausting and really hard on my lower back. Carrying that weight, that high, on your back and arms is idiotic when you have a frame that will carry the load for you..

  6. paul wood on July 4, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    good advice…

  7. mounir tazi on July 4, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Hello everyone here some adject us at my country we have tour

  8. Jakob M. on July 4, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Hey Darren,

    you forgot to mention framebags and other ways of mounting your belongings to the bike without a rack.
    It eliminates the possibility of the rack breaking and saves some weight as well.

    I would like to hear your opinion about these options. Best regards from Germany!

  9. Super -sim on July 4, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    30kg rear racks are great and some double up as a rear mudguard. Trailers are like riding with the brakes on and all the dirt is flung over then from the bike wheel.