Bicyclists are increasingly getting rid of expensive saddle bags for less than $25 per set, according to a new survey.
According to the survey, more than half of riders who use bikes to commute from their homes to work said they’ve bought fewer than 100 pairs of saddle bags and more than 40 percent said they are saving money on bike bags.
Riders of the bike that’s not the one they ride say that cheaper bags are a good thing for them and can be a good investment.
A typical bike can cost between $2,000 and $3,000.
The survey, conducted by the bike-centric consulting firm Bikes4Less, asked respondents to list all the reasons they were spending less on bike gear and how they were saving money.
It found that riders who were using more expensive saddle bag options were most likely to report that they were able to save money, with less than 10 percent reporting that they could save more.
The company also found that nearly three-quarters of riders were buying less expensive saddlebags than they used to, but they were buying them because they were “so much more comfortable and comfortable.”
Bikes 4 Less, which specializes in bike-specific products, has seen a surge in interest in its “Bike” bike bag.
Bikes4 Less’s CEO and co-founder, David E. Miller, said the survey showed that “bicycle-specific bag manufacturers are not just providing affordable, lightweight, and comfortable gear, they are also taking on some of the burden that’s associated with the saddle bag market.”
Bike bags are the latest product to take on a market once dominated by the traditional saddle bag.
The traditional style of bike bag was invented in the 1920s and developed by bicycle makers like George Russell and Henry Ford.
Bicycle companies started making saddle bags in the 1950s and 1970s.