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Before you buy

Making sure Chonus will fit your bike

There are 3 things to consider to make sure the Chonus Bag will fit your bike.

First – Make sure you have the right type of handlebars.

Second – Make sure your bike’s headtube isn’t too big. 

Third – Make sure the front of your bike’s frame has room for the clamp.

First - Make sure you have the right type of handlebars.

The Chonus Bag was designed for beach cruisers, comfort bikes, and eBikes that have swept-back handlebars that won’t interfere with the bag when the handlebars are turned sideways. Since the bag attaches to your bike’s frame at the headtube, it won’t move when you turn your handlebars. We designed it with this additional stability because traditional baskets that hang from a bike’s handlebars have a tendency to pull the bike and the rider off balance, which can lead to a crash and possible injury. We’ve seen it first-hand, and it ain’t pretty.

This frame-attached design is best used with swept-back handlebars that won’t interfere with the bag when you turn your handlebars. In some cases, the bag will fit taller bikes with flat-style handlebars since taller bikes will have more distance between the brake levers and the front tire.

 

If you aren’t sure whether the bag will fit your bike, measure the distance between the handlebars and the top of your front tire (if you have brake levers, you’ll want to measure the distance from the bottom of either brake lever to the top of the front tire. To provide enough room, you should be able to measure at 12 inches between the bottom of your brake lever (or handlebar) and the top of your front tire. If you have 12 inches, you should be good (see image).

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Flat handlebars

If you have a mountain bike with a flat-style handlebar, the Chonus Bag might not work since the brake levers on the handlebars will prevent you from turning the handlebars from side to side.

Drop down handlebars

 

If you have a road bike with handlebars that curve downward, forget about it. Chonus will not fit your bike. 

Second - Make sure your bike’s headtube isn’t too big

We designed the Chonus Bag to fit most headtubes, but some bike manufacturers introduced models with some really big headtubes.

So the best way to determine this is to measure the diameter of your headtube. You can do this with the following steps:

  1. If you have a soft, flexible tape measure, use that.
  2.  If you don’t have a soft, flexible tape measure, grab your phone’s charging cable or a non-stretchable strap and wrap it around the headtube (see photo). Measure the length of strap you need to go all the way around the headtube. This is the headtube circumference.
  3. This length should be less than 6 inches. If it’s longer than 6 inches, the Chonus Bag will NOT fit your bike.

Third - Make sure the front of your bike’s frame has room for the clamp.

The patented Chonus design includes a clamping mechanism that attaches the Bag to the headtube of your bike’s frame (the headtube is what connects the handlebars to the forks that hold your front tire in place). Most bike frames will work just fine, but some don’t allow enough space between the frame’s top tube and down tube to fit the Chonus clamping design. Looking at the image below, you’ll need one of the following conditions to be true for Chonus to fit your bike’s frame. If you can say “yes” to either of these options, you should be good to go!

  1. At least 1 finger-width distance between the top of the head tube and the top of the frame’s top tube (image 1).

  2. At least one (1) finger-width distance between the frame’s top tube and down tube (image 2).