Handlebar bags are one of the more convenient ways of carrying extra gear on a bike. They place your essential items or snacks directly in front of your handlebar for quick and easy access. In this review we’ll be looking at the LeadHandlebar bags are one of the more convenient ways of carrying extra gear on a bike. They store your essential items or snacks directly in front of your handlebar for quick and easy access. In this review, we’ll be looking at the Lead Out! Mini Handlebar bag which is a compact 1.3L handlebar bag. Lead Out! is a relatively new LA based company that was founded by cyclists to make premium products affordable. As such, the Mini Handlebar Bag has a retail price of only $40 and is available in a variety of color schemes. The bag itself is muck and water resistant with waterproof zippers and a flat mesh internal divider. A wide retro reflective strip on the exterior helps with low light visibility while the quick-release buckles make it easy to attach or remove the bag.
The Lead Out! Mini Handlebar Bike Bag is a compact and well built handlebar bag for carrying extra gear on road or mountain bikes.
|Measured Weight (in g)
|+ Quick release buckles
+ Bright orange interior makes it easy to find items
+ Wide reflective stripe helps with low-light visibility
|Where to Buy (US)
Lead Out! packs the Mini Handlebar Bag in a simple mailer with a couple informational tags attached to the bag itself.
To make attaching the Mini Handlebar Bag easier, Lead Out! has incorporated three attachment points. On top, there are two quick release buckles that secure the bag to the handlebars. The simple plastic quick release buckles are easy to use and more secure than the typical velcro strap designs. There are also thoughtful details such as extra long strap lengths to accommodate different bikes and elastic strap retainers to hold the excess length cleanly against the bag. To prevent the bag from swaying backward or forward, there is an additional bungee cord with a removable clip that can wrap around the bike. The cord can be attached to two different loops with one more vertical for stems while the lower one is better suited for head tubes.
FIT & FINISH
With its 1.3L capacity, the Lead Out! Mini Handlebar Bag is well sized for road cycling, mountain biking or even With its 1.3L capacity, the Lead Out! Mini Handlebar Bag is well sized for road cycling, mountain biking, or even touring. The cylindrical bag is approximately 4 inches tall and 8 inches wide which is large enough for tools, snacks, or spare parts. Lead Out! offers the bag in a variety of color schemes from the subdued navy color shown here to bright white and orange options that make a statement. Regardless of the color you choose, the bags have black zippers and a retro reflective strip along the left side. The minimalist design and solid color schemes mean the Mini Handlebar Bag even looks good on aero road bikes. Thanks to the compact size of the handlebar and adjustable mounting, the Lead Out! Mini Handlebar Bag is even compatible with single-sided out-front mounts as it can tuck underneath. One thing to note is dual sided setups don’t work with this or most handlebar bags.
In terms of design, the Mini Handlebar Bag has a number of details that improve the usability and functionality. On In terms of design, the Mini Handlebar Bag has a number of details that improve the usability and functionality. On the right side is a zippered compartment that is ideal for keys or small valuables. The full length top horizontal zipper has an elastic band attached to the zipper pull that makes it easier to operate when wearing gloves. Our favorite detail is the contrasting interior which uses a bright orange and durable micro-grid ripstop nylon material. As with other bags such as the Topeak Burrito Pack, the bright color makes it easy to see all the contents. There is an additional flat mesh divider to help secure smaller items inside the bag as well. Additionally there are two loops on either side of the exterior that are well sized for carabiners or small lights.
Overall, we found the Lead Out! Mini Handlebar Bag to be a convenient and well designed handlebar bag. The Overall, we found the Lead Out! Mini Handlebar Bag to be a convenient and well designed handlebar bag. The compact size of the bag allows it to be easily hung on a variety of bike styles and still carry essential gear or tools. Details such as the retro reflective strip, bright orange interior, and internal mesh divider improve the day-to-day usability of handlebar bags. Thanks to the quick release buckles and bungee cord attachment points, the Lead Out! Mini Handlebar Bag is easy to install or remove. The bag is also offered in a variety of solid color schemes to match different bike and cycling kits. If you’re looking for a compact handlebar bag to carry extra gear at an affordable price point, the Lead Out! Mini Handlebar Bag is an excellent option.
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