Basil luggage systems
Klickfix has been a staple when it comes to Dahon luggage and I'd not heard of any rival product until today:
Looks good at a glance, huge product range, though like Klickfix rather expensive.
What I'd really like to see is Brompton and Dahon cross-compatibility.
Anyone here using Basil gear?
My wife has a Basil bags and likes it, it seems good quality.
KF sells the parts to other bag makers too, but not much crosses 'the pond'.
hard to find over here as the exclusive importer doesnt know to much about the folding market or so it seems
You order Basil direct , Thor?
nope... at this point I am not selling it... but I would if I get some stuff together which will fit folders nicely AND the all exclusive importer would get it over here.... I dont go behind their backs and buy it in Holland .... just too much trouble
Who is the US distributor of Basil. ? is there a distributor for KF
to try to get the LBS
to carry the line, or at least access ..
my part time gig, there, token old guy. :50:
I don't have experience with Basil's BasEasy System that you linked to, but their Solen System on a pannier I used to own is very cleverly designed and solidly manufactured. The official Basil website unfortunately doesn't provide enough information on their various mounting systems. Check out this page instead:
I am in the process of buying clickfix to be able to use the same bags/baskets on most of my bikes. I am sure both are ok but sometimes you want THAT bag or THAT basket and let that decide (like me on the Brooks front basket..).
Also I would prefer something where I could walk into a lokal shop and buy.
I like the Dahon front mount seen on the Basil sites since it is not sticking out so much. Closer to the frame allows for more weight in the bag.
I am planning to butcher a Brompton bag frame and a Clickfix bracket and join them on an alu sheet to be able to swap bags. Not sure I`ll do it to place Brompton bags on the Dahon becouse of the weight limits on the Dahon front block but we`ll see. Maybe for the Brompton "basket".
On the pictures it looks like some of the Basil brackets are metal, not plastic/nylon. I`d like to know if the weight limits is the same as for clickfix. Of course you still need to pay attention to what weights the bike can take without damage.