Affordable Cycling Backpacks

My pick of the best cycle rucksacks deals around.

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Backpacks that have been specifically designed for cycling tend to differ from regular rucksacks, in several areas. Firstly aerodynamics is a major factor when considering the overall design - the less air you disturb when moving forward, the easier it is to cycle. As such, the pack should be fitted directly behind your profile, and not overlap past your sides or shoulders.

Secondly, a cycle backpack will tend to feature a degree of weatherproofing that the majority of regular packs, with the exception of general outdoor hiking packs, don't include.

Thirdly, cycling rucksacks are designed to fit securely against your body, minimising lateral movement when out of the saddle; This will soak up your energy, and make pedalling far less efficient. Ideally the pack should act like an extension of your body, and be fastened with side straps in addition to the traditional shoulder straps. There should also be a breathable gap between your back and the pack, to help disperse excess body heat - no-one wants a sweaty back, particularly if you're commuting!

Finally, a few extra small pockets for tools, energy gels and spare tubes come in handy. Some packs also come with built in drinks bladders - I have a separate hydration pack section and bags for these products.

Below are my cycling specific backpack deals, arranged with the biggest discounts first.

Popular Cycling Deals

About Cycling Bargains!

Welcome to Bike Bargains - I scour the internet trying to find the best deals specifically for UK based cyclists. Over the years I've saved hundreds of pounds on cycling gear, simply by shopping around and buying cycling consumables only when they're on sale. Whether you're a road cyclist or a DH mountain biker, I handpick the best money saving cycling related bargains I can find - and will hopefully save you money too! If any deals have expired, then please let me know by clicking the Expired button, and I'll then remove them. A full list of expired deals can be found here. Bike Bargains is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to All details are believed to be correct, but please check with the retailer prior to buying - deals and specifications change, and your contract is solely with the retailer.

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Hope this helps to save you some money!

Claire x