Do your panniers need pimping? We take a look at cycle luggage options from 20 top trade suppliers...

Sector Guide: Cycle luggage

Featuring 2pure, Zyro, SKS, Chicken Cyclekit, Madison, Bob Elliot, B&W, Bill Nichols, Silverfish, i-ride, Polaris, Coyote Sports, Fisher Outdoor Leisure, Moore Large, Nemesis Active, Greyville, Raleigh, Oxford Products, Karrimor and Wildoo.

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Crankbrothers’ luggage range includes the big, tough and simple Baseline Gear Bag for £99.99. The gigantic main compartment has enough space to carry plenty of gear for a week in the Alps or at a 24 hour race. The outer front pocket is perfect for smaller items like keys, money and spares.

The Alley Messenger Bag (also £99.99) is designed for full days in the city with enough space to carry everything you will need, despite being a manageable size when empty. It’s ideal for courier work or the hard-core commuter, says 2pure. Crankbrothers also supply the Gutter Messenger Bag (£129.99). Taking design cues for the Alley, the Gutter is as tough, spacious and versatile yet is more suited to carrying heavier loads due to the rucksack style straps.

Abus’ Urban Exclusive series includes style with safety from an LED light, including the 20L Office Bag (£109.99 – 16.5 L version at £89.99). Abus’ range also includes the Exclusive Pannier (SRP £79.99). Altura holds a wealth of solutions too. The traditional sewn panniers remain popular with the entry-level Arran and Dryline ranges continuing as best sellers. The Fuse and Arc welded panniers have also seen strong sales, with a modern waterproof welded construction making them tough yet lightweight for the long distance adventure rider who doesn’t want to compromise performance. For city commuters the Night Vision waterproof pannier, rack pack and post pack offer lots of hi-vis trim. The Metro and Urban briefcases provide a smarter look off the bike with easy-to-use fitting systems and practical waterproof Dryline linings and protective padding for your laptop and important documents. Speed Seatpacks cater for riders looking to carry the bare minimum with a range of sizes and colours to match up with bike and riding kit. All Altura Luggage uses Rixen Kaul hardware.

CamelBak’s Urban Trek range – aimed at commuters – features generously sized commuting packs. The Solvo 30 and Solvo 25 are both crafted with high grade leather and waxed canvas fabrics, and are compatible with CamelBak’s Antidote reservoir, bottles, or both.

SKS’ luggage line-up incudes the Tour Bag saddle bag, featuring a quick release fastening to allow quick attachment to the seat post. The angle adjustment allows for optimal adjustment and inside there is a compartment for a mini tool. The Tour Bag is available in XS, M and XL. The Base saddle bag is also for that classic seat post spot, secured with Velcro. All the Base bags have a reflective stripe to boost safety and an extra compartment for a mini tool, again. They are available in XS, S and M. Finally, the Race and Tour Bags complete the SKS bag line-up. SKS goods are available from Chicken Cyclekit, Madison and Raleigh.

Chicken Cyclekit
Chicken has been importing Pletscher for many years and is one of the company’s oldest suppliers. Produced in Switzerland, the Easy Fix range is focused on the commuter market and consists of high quality alloy carriers coupled with a unique range of purpose-designed luggage are simple mount and fit securely. All models from the brand come with a three-year warranty.
The luggage range includes baskets, rack packs, lockable hard cases and child seats, all easily interchangeable on the Easy Fix carriers.

If you are interested in the brand please contact the sales office on the number below or order online at from your PC, iPhone or android device.
01525 381347

Ogio’s all new Endurance 9.0 bag (80 litres) is a sleek, refined, feature rich, gear stowing ‘virtual pocket knife’ of a bag for serious athletes. Pitched as being perfect for tri athletes it has plenty of pockets needed for all kinds of gear, with wet/dry storage, ventilated shoe compartment, helmet storage, twin insulated water bottle pockets, crush resistant armoured pocket, valuables pocket and more. Adjustable pack style shoulder straps make it easy to carry and it all comes for £129.99.

Also up from Madison is Blackburn’s Barrier deluxe pannier. With welded seam construction, the waterproof designed pannier includes Klickfix QR mounting system for simple, quick and safe removal. Reflective accents and attachment points are ideal for a Flasher rear light. Blackburn’s Barrier deluxe pannier retails at £59.99 with a 29 L capacity.
0208 385 3385

Bob Elliot
Fastriders’ Style Pretty Petty Double Bag retail at £54.99 for the pair and come with an expandable cut-out for LED lights. 

These 33 litre bags have ecologically-sounds credentials as they’re made from recycled material (bottles of PET material). Find out more from Bob Elliot directly.

B&W International has hard cases that have robust in-line skate wheels, reinforced axles and integrated tensioning belts, they also sport burst-proof locks. The B&W Bike Case fits all frame sizes, including DH frames. The aluminium anti –shock frame holds the bike frame securely with adapters to cover most axel types. It fits comfortably into an average estate car and will accommodate frames to 62cm. The range is distributed by John Jordan Limited.
01539 751127

Bill Nichols
The FastRider luggage collection, available via Bill Nichols, includes bicycle bags and baskets alike, including the Anemone – a summery bicycle bag with two colourful prints and the Country – pitched as a genuine Dutch bicycle bag with a rural appearance. Also up from the firm is the Denim range, combining jeans with gobelin fabric for waterproofing.
The Pretty Petty line of bicycle bags are constructed from recycled PTE material while the Re-juice range are similarly made from recycled material – in this case juice cartons – and handmade by Philippine families who receive a fair price for their work, says the brand.

The vast range also incorporates luggage made to look like formal briefcases, messenger bags and more. Find out more on the site below.

Evoc’s brightly coloured and high performance products are used by the likes of Steve Peat, Fabien Barel and Cedric Gracia. Evoc’s multiple award winning Bike Travel Bag works with bikes whether road, DH MTB or 29er. Multiple colour options are available at £299.95. Evoc’s range also includes wheeled luggage, travel bags and rucksacks. Evoc also has a wide range of hydration compatible riding packs which start at six litres and progress to 30 litres in size.

Evoc also offers a range of spine protector backpacks which feature an EPS protection pad built in to help protect the rider from spinal injuries in the result of a crash. New for 2012 sees the protector pack range come down in size.
01753 843882

The AGU Yamaska 475 Carrierbag uses a ‘Smile system’ which allows the user to enlarge the bag’s capacity from 7.2 to 10.2 litres. There’s also a cord on top to attach extra luggage. It’s fitted with shock absorbing inner lining to protect fragile contents and it retails at £54.99. The AGU Ventura 135 is made of strong, lightweight durable 600D Polyester with a water repellent coating and a £64.99 RRP.

The Deuter Bike Bag IV (£21.99) provides 1.3L, with an extra 0.3L too.
01444 243000

Polaris has a whole range of bike bags and cases, from its stylish re-designed cargo bag, to the EVA Bike Pod, which – BikeBiz is told – is one of Polaris’ best selling items. Polaris also has the Bike Pod Pro which is designed and made in the UK. It is available in three colours – green, black and blue.

In production is a pannier, which you may have spied at Core Bike last January. There’s also a range of cycle-specific dry bags – sub-branded the Aquanoughts. That range features four styles, a holdall, a rucksack, a courier bag and a 110 litre trolley bag. These are to be available in three colour options, fluro yellow, white and black.
01246 291100

Coyote Sports
Coyote sports stocks ranges of luggage from M-Wave, FastRiders and Tour De France branded. The M-Wave range covers rear pannier bags, both double and triple, as well as handlebar bags, seat bags in both standard and Q/R and front bags. The Tour de France range is coloured coded in the tradition yellow while the portfolio of FastRiders luggage is broken down into the Classic range of leather-look panniers and seat bags and also the Evolution range of 100 per cent waterproof bags.

Coyote now carriers the Weeride Dog carrier in grey and pink, as well as over 50 styles of pannier racks including front or rear as well as 20-inch models for folders. Contact or call 0161 727 8508.

Fisher Outdoor
The distributor offers Basil and Union 34 luggage. The latter’s lifestyle-focused range targets the style-conscious market. The Stripe 40ltr and 30ltr rucksack pannier mounted bags for left and right retail at £99.99 and £89.99. The Sleek 25ltr Shoulder bag pannier mounted for left and right sides retails at £89.99, while the Stripe 30ltr Rucksack for seat post mount hits £79.99. The seat post mount comes in at £29.99 and all bags come with handy features.
01727 798345

Moore Large
Outeredge has introduced two brand new luggage ranges for 2012. The Atacama range has been inspired by the driest place on earth – a plateau in South America. These waterproof bags combine design and functionality and construction is key to their performance, with quality attachments and good build. The range features six bags including panniers, handlebar bag, rack bag, saddle bag and messenger bag. All bags are in white with black trim and feature 3M reflective logo strips. Retail prices are between £18.99 and £69.99. Also up from Moore Large comes the Albatross range of panniers and rack bags, featuring multiple pockets, solid construction and elegant features, retailing between £49.99 and £65.99. Ask your area manager for details or contact

Nemesis Active
The Vento Back Pack (£39.99 RRP) is touted as an ultra-lightweight backpack ideal for MTB and trail running but also for most outdoor activities where weight saving is important. It has one main compartment and another designed to hold a hydration bladder. Hydration bladder hose access and hose support are located on the shoulder strap for ease of use. The Urban Messenger bag (£79.99) is commuter-aimed.

The Schwalbe Messenger Bag is for use on or off the bike. It is made from highly water-resistant oilcloth, with a strong woven nylon strap, velcro closing and a section of real bike tyre. The large main pocket is big enough for books, folder or jacket, while the pocket with zip is ideal to protect small items. RRP is £24.95.

The Norco Arkansas waterproof pannier bags are designed for the serious traveller or commuter who wants to keep everything dry in the wettest conditions. The bags feature the adjustable universal KLICKfix rail for easy fitting and removing from the carrier. RRP is from £99.95. Email Greyville at or call on the number below:
01543 251328

The Avenir AquaTec range of luggage, including rear and front panniers, handlebar bags and more, feature AquaTec waterproof lining. The fabric itself is highly durable, Raleigh informs BikeBiz, and the range is kitted out with Rixen Kaul Klickfix fittings, featuring padded construction for additional protection and rigidity. Avenir’s 100 per cent waterproof range use super secure welded seam technology and a multi-adjust fitting system. That range includes a 23 litre waterproof pannier (£44.99), Universal panniers (£32.99 for 23 litre version, £29.99 for the 16 litre), and left and right panniers – £32.99 for 23 litres.
0800 096 9060

Oxford Products
Oxford’s luggage range includes the OF714 Bar Bag. Complete with storm flap, rain cover, shoulder strap and a padded interior, this 8.5ltr capacity bag has numerous storage compartments, map cover and LED Loop with reflective strip. It retails at £31.99. The Wedge Bag (OF711 – OF713) is available as one litre capacity (for £12.99) and two litre, for £16.99. A Velcro strap, adjustable quick release clip, LED Loop and reflective strip all come as standard. The firm also provides Triple Panniers available in 24 ltr (pair) for £49.99, 36 ltr (pair) for £59.99 and 44 ltr (pair) for £69.99.

Karrimor’s Lightweight rucksack range is aimed at not only cyclists, but also climbers, walkers and runners. Offering stability and comfort within light Karrimor frames, the Re-Fuel range allows for hydration on the move. The Re-Fuel 2+2 comes with bladder included and a removable waistbelt. Light holder clip loops are provided too, along with a security pocket and key clip, providing peace of mind to the cyclist (or runner, climber, etc). The 2+2 also comes with the all-important internal organiser, a chest strap and RCT back system.

Wildoo’s recently launched Pro Custom Bike Bag uses an aluminium chassis into which the front and rear dropouts mount so that the bike is secure and will not ‘float’ around the bag. The chassis also has an integral derailleur protector so the frame and gears cannot be bent or crushed during transit.

Wildoo says: "The design is far lighter and less bulky than a bike box and is favoured by professional riders as you only need to take out the wheels so the bike can be packed or unpacked in seconds. The compact form will fit in the boot of most medium/large estate cars, SUVs, 4x4s and so on. Two wheel bags are included with Velcro straps to secure either side of the frame.”

For storage the bag can be folded down. The bag retails at £350.00.

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