Chrome Urban Ex Handlebar Bag 2.0 review

With an excellent closure system, straightforward mounting and easy to carry off the bike – this is a highly versatile handlebar bag.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Urban Ex Handlebar Bag 2.0 is an excellent handlebar bag. The roll top closure is robust and makes it much easier to access your things than other designs, such as zips. It’s waterproof, padded on the inside and the material feels like it will really last. With a capacity of 3-5L, it’s not too large for everyday use, but can still carry a lot if you need to. It’s quick and easy to mount to the bike while shoulder strap makes it easy to carry around off the bike too. This is really one of the best designs currently out there and very well worth the price over handlebar bags that come in a little cheaper.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to mount

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    Excellent roll top design

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    Included shoulder strap

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    Useful size

Reasons to avoid
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    The securing strap is fiddly to use when riding

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    Bar straps are fixed in one location

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Chrome industries has been making high end products designed for the rigours of city use since 1995. More recently, this has branched out into a growing range of bikepacking bags, with the Urban Ex Handlebar Bag 2.0 one of the latest releases.

Although made with city use in mind, there’s nothing stopping you from pedalling out into the countryside with this bar bag. In fact, its quality construction and well thought-out design makes this one of the best handlebar bags out there, for riding in any location.

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