For many people, there is nothing better than the bicycle. Whether for commuting to work, for leisure, for travelling or simply for getting around town. It is an excellent choice for urban commuting and allows you to keep fit in a fun way.
At Columbus, you will find a wide range of bike accessories, bikepacking bags and panniers for your luggage. The variety of shapes, sizes and attachment systems for your bike's frame, seatpost or fork make it possible to kit yourself out for any urban or countryside adventure on wheels.
Bike touring is becoming more and more popular every day. Greenways and cycle touring routes allow you to cycle with your family, alone or with friends, in safety and comfort. It is possible to take a short trip or one of several weeks or months away from home and be practically self-sufficient thanks to specialised equipment (bags, panniers, etc.) which is becoming increasingly affordable.
For those who are more adventurous there is the option of off-road routes on MTB or on gravel. For this type of trip where minimalism prevails, Columbus offers you a wide selection of Bikepacking bags to move around with total autonomy.
The best bikepacking accessories
Bikepacking requires a full range of equipment, as the routes are longer and you need to provide for everything you may need during the trip. In addition, if you are a self-sufficient traveller or a camper, you must have a tent, sleeping bag and mat to guarantee shelter and comfort during your rest. Our Columbus Bike line has camping equipment specifically designed to be transported on a bike, taking up little space and offering high performance.
• Backpacks, panniers and bikepacking bags
• Ultra-lightweight tents
• Lightweight and compact sleeping bags and sleeping mats
• Lighting systems
• Hydration systems and collapsible water tanks
On long-distance trips, preparation is key. After choosing the route, it is important to prepare the list of equipment, always bearing in mind that you must reduce it to the bare essentials, as the less weight you carry, the more comfortable you will be when pedalling.
Columbus cycling rucksacks are perfect for mountain biking or short day trips, as they are available in various sizes.
For longer journeys, you will find other options such as the luggage panniers, that attach to the front or rear racks of the bike, or Columbus bikepacking bags that attach directly to different parts of the bike frame.
Our Bikepacking bags come in various shapes and sizes. Their capacity depends on their use on short or long journeys and the terrain and climate in which they will be used. They are available for the pannier rack, front fork, handlebars, seat post or frame.
The materials from which the Columbus bike panniers are made vary considerably from model to model: they can be a light and resistant nylon bike bags, or fully waterproof versions made from waterproof material, with heat-sealed seams. These panniers and bike bags are specially coated and have suitable closing systems (watertight zips or roll top closures) that provide perfect protection against downpours, storms or splashes.
In addition to watertightness, it is also important to consider the fixing system of the bags. It is important that the bike bag is very well fixed so that it is not uncomfortable when travelling with it, a poor fit can be annoying with rattling and even dangerous if the load shifts or a strap gets caught in the spokes.
Our online shop offers a wide range of practical bags and bicycle bags. Examples include:
• Saddlebags for front or rear rack
• Handlebar bag
• Saddle bag
• Frame bag
• Fork bags
• Trunk bag
Finally, remember that it is very important to carry the basic tools in a small size, so that you are always prepared for any problem and do not have to give up your cycling trip or tour. Of course, before embarking on any journey, you should practise repairing the most common faults at home.