The Best Bike Baskets for Commuting & Cruiser Bikes
Cyclists who use their bikes for commuting, doing errands and getting around town often ask what the best bike basket is for these tasks. Websites and forums are filled with advice on this topic and the recommendations get pretty complicated given all of the different types of bike baskets on the market and the specific features each one offers. But, when it’s all said and done, you might be surprised to learn that the best bike basket is not a traditional bike basket and here’s why….
Challenges of Traditional Bike Baskets
Traditional bike baskets are often stylish but not very practical. Some of the downsides of traditional bike baskets are that they are:
- Usually open on the top
- Not waterproof or weatherproof
- Not secure
- Limited in cargo versatility and space
Ideally, a bike basket should be able to withstand the elements including rain and snow, hold a variety of items from a laptop to grocery bags and securely and easily attach to the bike. There are few, if any, traditional bike baskets that can fulfill all of these requirements.
So, What Is the Best Bike Basket?
We believe the best bike basket should be stylish, weatherproof, secure, versatile and easy-to-install. The Buca Boot has all of those qualities. Better than a traditional bike basket, the Buca Boot is a lockable, weatherproof rear bike basket; it functions like a car trunk for your bike. The Buca Boot looks stylish and can keep your stuff dry and safe on your commuter bike or cruiser bike. It’s versatile design allows it to be used opened to carry larger items in the main compartment and side pannier bags. The Buca Boot easily and securely attaches to standard rear bike racks.
If It’s Like a Basket, Why is it called a Boot?
The idea for the Buca Boot originated while biking around London. According to Buca Boot creator Kathryn Carlson, “I was always going somewhere — to classes at LSE, to a museum, to the pub, or all three in a row. Every activity required me to carry different things. I thought…wouldn’t it be great if I could treat my bike the way that everyone treats a car trunk (or ‘boot,’ as they call it in Britain), where you can just toss a gym bag or an extra pair of shoes in the trunk, no problem?” After working with engineers and designers for several years to develop a product with all the right qualities, the Buca Boot was born!
If you’re looking for a stylish bike basket, why not choose one that can do more than a traditional bike basket. Learn more about the Buca Boot at: www.bucaboot.com/details/.