- Product Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 8 inches
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- ASIN: B000BTEODY
- Item model number: 8985-700
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
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Kettler Bicycle Accessory: Detachable Rear Mounted Metal Wire Bike Basket with Carrying Handle
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- Rear mounted powder coated steel bicycle basket is perfect for carrying groceries, flowers, a tote/handbag, or even your small, well behaved dog
- 2-in-1 design allows this bike basket to detach, so you can take it with you while you're out; A comfortable grip folding handle makes heavy lifting a breeze
- Designed with powder coated tubular steel offering strength and durability that can be used year-round in any weather condition
- Non-slip clamping system securely attaches the basket to virtually any luggage rack; Soft foam covered spring-actuated hand levers allow for quick and easy attachment and release
- Measuring 16" L x 12" W x 8" H, this bicycle basket holds 2.6 gallons (10 liters) by volume, with a maximum load capacity of 27 pounds
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The Kettler detachable rear mounted metal wire bicycle basket is perfect for carrying groceries, flowers, a tote/handbag, or even your small, well behaved dog. Measuring 16" L x 12" W x 8" H, this bike basket holds 2.6 gallons (10 liters) by volume, with a maximum load capacity of 27 pounds. It's designed with powder coated tubular steel offering strength and durability that can be used year-round in any weather condition. A non-slip clamping system securely attaches the basket to virtually any luggage rack. An adjustable safety strap is included that can attach the basket to the bike for added security. It features 2 pressure point plates that keep the basket from becoming damaged by the luggage rack during attachment. The 2-in-1 design allows this bike basket to detach, so you can take it with you while you're out. A comfortable grip folding handle makes heavy lifting a breeze. Soft foam covered spring-actuated hand levers allow for quick and easy attachment and release.
Pick up groceries, flowers, tote our purse or bag, or even put your (well-behaved) little dog in it--the rear bicycle basket from Kettler adds transport storage to your bike. It attaches quickly to luggage rack via two pull handles and also includes a carrying handle for easy portability.
Features & Specifications:
- Rear bicycle basket
- Quick attachment to luggage rack via 2 pull handles
- Carrying handle
- Dimensions: 16 by 12 by 8 inches
- Weight: 2 pounds
- Ship Weight: 4 pounds
- Weight Limit: 27 pounds
- Assembly Required: 27 pounds
Top customer reviews
There are some cool features on this basket-- the handle is helpful for taking it off the bike and inside a shop. The little pull bars underneath that are spring mounted make it easy to position this basket on the rack. The basked holds a LOT of stuff. The materials seem sturdy.
Make sure you understand before you buy this basket: It absolutely, positive WILL NOT stay on your rack by itself. You MUST secure it with a bungie cord or similar. [e.g., one end of cord on front of bike rack, cord up and over basket, other end of cord on the back of bike rack] The handles on the bottom pull out spring loaded clips which position the basket on your bike rack. But if you brush the basket even lightly after placement it will immediately unclip itself. Don't even think of putting weight in the basket or riding over a curb or bump in the road if you haven't secured the basket with something else besides the spring loaded clips. The basket will fall off.
The spot welds which attach the basket to the spring clips are very poorly done. On my second trial use, with no weight ever yet put in the basket, the basket detached from the clips while I was rolling the bike down my apartment hallway and through a door. The clips were still attached to the bike rack but the basket was swinging loose. I have reattached the basket to the spring clips using paperclips and needle nose pliers. This works well and I added the clips to all four weld spots after a second weld spot broke a week later.
The spring clips can come off easily. Each of four springs are held on with the plastic clip that fits to your bike rack. The plastic clip screws on and, therefore, can screw off after lots of use. I almost lost a spring and clip when they came undone, but I found them and screwed them back on. Be prepared to do a visual inspection from time to time to make sure the ends of the spring are still tight.
If you go into this purchase knowing that you need a bungie cord and will need to make repairs (or do preventative surgery before the breaks happen), you won't be disappointed. After doing my homemade fixes and always using an elastic cord to hold the basket to the rack, I have had no additional problems. The basket holds a lot and is doing its job.
I happen to be online searching for the replacement for one of these baskets because the same thing happened to me that happened to all these other people -- the clamps on the bottom failed and we've been limping along with the basket hanging askew and not firmly seated.
As an aside, the Topeak Fixer 6 and basket with clamp work reliably, but are overpriced to my way of thinking.
If you're looking for something sturdy and reliable, this is not your choice.
The basket pops on and off the bike rack easily, but stays firmly on for all of my 6 mile ride home from campus, even when it's full of heavy groceries. It also doubles as a shopping basket, which I love for two reasons: 1) I rarely remember to carry re-usable shopping bags, but lots of places give points/discounts for not using their bags, and with this basket I usually don't have to. 2) It keeps me aware while I'm in the store of how much space I have. Yes, I can pack the basket on the bike much tighter than is reasonable to do in the store while shopping, but it's a good reminder.
I have had one problem with the basket: it attaches to your rack with a spring-loaded mechanism on bottom, and contacts the basket with 4 screw-on rubber stoppers. I had a minor accident on my bike (swerved suddenly to avoid being hit by a car, hit the sidewalk). The basket popped off partially, but I hurriedly put it back on and headed home. I later noticed that one of the stoppers was missing, along with the corresponding spring. In the past, I had noticed that with abuse the stoppers occasionally twisted out of the right orientation, and apparently the fall was just enough to pop off one that had been loosened.
Notably, I was still able to use the basket in this condition, but it was less stable. I was bummed and considered replacing it, but first I gave emailing the company a shot. Within a few days, I had two spare stoppers and springs at my apartment, FREE OF CHARGE.
In summary, I would definitely recommend this product. That said, remember that between popping the basket on and off, and dealing with the weight, the stoppers take a lot of abuse. I would recommend checking them now and then to make sure they aren't coming off or twisting out of the proper position. Before I actually lost a stopper, I never looked closely enough to realize that the stoppers screw on, and can be tightened if they loosen/shift. Honestly, I don't find that to be much of an inconvenience to deal with in exchange for the convenience of removability.
[Side note: I use this basket in combination with Sunlite Bicycle Bungie Cargo Net, Black. While I would never use it to strap something really heavy to my bike, as the cords are thinner than your average bungie, it is fantastic for keeping groceries firmly in the basket, and for strapping my backpack to the rack when I'm not using the basket. If you're someone who plans to shop by bike on a regular basis, I highly recommend this option. Panniers also have their advantages, but from what I've seen, the high quality ones are out of my price range, and you also really can't leave the nice ones on the bike and unattended--they WILL get stolen. This basket is removable, and so in theory has the same problem, but this isn't obvious without a bit of inspection. And honestly, at under $30, I'd rather lose this basket than a fancy set of panniers.]