Suggestions for Rack Bag for Elby?

Cal

New Member
I ride my Elby to and from work every day (love it, by the way). I always carry locks, lunch, and a few other small items. I’m currently using a rack bag from my last bike, something designed to fit a grocery bag. It works great for my purposes—easy to throw stuff in and be on my way. However, it’s wearing out & is maybe not the best fit, physically, for the Elby rack. So I’m curious if anyone’s got recommendations for a replacement?
 

Bcry

New Member
About to buy elby 9 speed and would like to know how your search for rack ended...also any other suggestions for “must have” accessories. I’m a casual, user.
 

Feliz

Well-Known Member
I haven't found much to work with the Elby rack, it's small and partially blocked by the seat.
 

Bcry

New Member
I haven't found much to work with the Elby rack, it's small and partially blocked by the seat.
‘The built in rack supports on the back frame are perfect for holding panniers. I suggest the Ibera Bicycle Bag PakRak Clip-On Quick-Release All Weather Bike Panniers (Pair), Includes Rain Cover.’ This is a quote from an Amazon review. One other review said the Ibera pannier did not work, but was not specific as to item. $50 on Amazon.
 

Bcry

New Member
‘The built in rack supports on the back frame are perfect for holding panniers. I suggest the Ibera Bicycle Bag PakRak Clip-On Quick-Release All Weather Bike Panniers (Pair), Includes Rain Cover.’ This is a quote from an Amazon review. One other review said the Ibera pannier did not work, but was not specific as to item. $50 on Amazon.
Ended up buying Ortlieb panniers from local bike shop. They are a bit pricey in the $100 range, but were the only ones that could handle Elby’s beefy frame. Came as a pair, waterproof and easy pie on/off mechanism. A call to Elby support reveals that those sharpie merchandisers have a secret accessory shop where you can purchase bags, baskets and presumably other items designed for the Elby. You gotta know their secret number though (customer support) and ask the very pleasant young man to sell you some stuff, which he is happy to do if you say please. He had no encouragement for the so called Elby app. Doesn’t work and will never work. Bluetooth? Remains an Elby Corp. mystery feature, but surely coming soon. Maybe. But have to say their little control thing makes Bluetooth redundant. It is a wonder. Keep your iPhone in your pocket. Not wanted here. My first day with Miss Elby was like the first date with my lovely wife...she’s a keeper. Love everything about the ride except my sore buttpads. 98 degrees in our lovely hellhole, and Elby made it seem like it was only 95 as I hit the old throttle to feel the Texas blast furnace sweep through my matted hair. Hope the Elby folks get all of their corporate mess sorted. They have birthed a winner.