Is It Weatherproof?
Yes…we’ve even tested it in a hurricane.
The Buca Boot can withstand all types of rain and snowstorms. When closed and locked, the central gaskets create a seal along the middle of the lid to keep out water. And, there is a special drainage system that allows water on top to flow out along the outside of the boot to keep everything inside safe and dry.
How Do I Clean It?
The Buca Boot is easy to keep clean. For simple dirt (on either the plastic, wood or fabric sides), simply wash with water and a mild soap or detergent (like a dish detergent). The side pannier bags are also removable when they need a deeper clean.
How Do I Install It?
It’s super easy — all you need is a rack on your bike and a Phillips Head screwdriver in your hand. Check out our complete installation instructions for more detail.
How Much Can It Fit?
The weight limit of the Buca Boot is really determined by what your rack can handle (so check those restrictions) but we don’t recommend more than 25-30lbs.
How Secure Is It?
Our patent-pending locking mechanism secures both the front and back sides of the lids when closed and locked. The base and lid of the Buca Boot are solid yet lightweight plastic and the boot screws into the mounting brackets from the inside, so when closed and locked, there are no detachment points.
Your rack itself may be the weak point on the bike. For added security, we recommend replacing the screws that attach your rack to the bike with security screws, such as these. The m5 size should fit most bikes but you should check to make sure your bicycle doesn’t use a non-standard size. Bicycle Bolts stocks a variety of sizes.
What Does It Weigh?
The Buca Boot weighs just over 5 lbs.
What If I Lose My Keys?
The Buca Boot comes with two keys. We hope you’ll keep one in a safe place but in the event that both go missing, make sure to register your keys as soon as you get the boot and we’ll be able to send you a replacement set. A fee will be charged for replacement keys.
What Is It Made From?
The plastic components of the Buca Boot are a shock-resistant ABS plastic, the pannier side bags are a rip-stop nylon canvas and the wood inserts are marine-grade plywood stained and sealed four times.
Where Can I Buy It?
You’ve come to the right place. You can order the Buca Boot right here on our website and we’ll ship it out to you.
Will It Fit My Bike?
The Buca Boot is made to fit on any standard rear rack (12”Lx5.5”W) but can also fit on wider and narrower racks. The installation brackets are designed to attach either perpendicularly or parallel to the rack edges.
Here are a couple of racks that we’ve found work well:
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