All that open space in your front triangle… do you ever feel like it could be doing something? Frame bags fit directly inside it, letting you carry all your snacks, beers and stove with you. A well-matched bag will elegantly fit with the lines of your bike. With the emergence of bikepacking, frame bags have sprung back into popularity again – they have been used for decades by the touring and audax extraordinaire.
Holding weight centrally means frame bags are a good choice for storing heavy items with low bulk, ones that would bounce around irritatingly if placed in a handlebar or saddle bag. For those with small front triangles, a hydration pack can be placed inside some bags so that you don’t always have to get the zipties and jubilee clips out when worrying about keeping hydrated.