Review: Lululemon Pedal Pusher

A good handlebar bag is hard to find. Lululemon has entered the competition with The Pedal Pusher, a small baguette-style handlebar bag. I received this bag in the dune/fossil color combination, but it’s also available in black.

 

This bag has one main compartment and two external pockets on the front and back. This is a small bag that will easily carry the basics of purse, phone, chapstick, camera, etc,  but not much more. It has a comparable amount of interior space as my Po Campo Pilsen Bungee, though the soft nylon sides do allow for some cramming.

Inside, there are two mesh pockets—one zip, one not—and a strap to secure your keys.
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I love the pinstripe lining.

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Exterior, with a phone pocket. There is reflective piping along the edges of the zipper pocket. This piping is in the back of the bag also and is the only reflective material on the bag.

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Baguette-style bag

 

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Straps with D-rings and clips to attach the bag to the handlebars

 

Straps to go around the stem.

External rear pocket, and straps to go around the stem.

I live on the edge and use this for my phone, not just as a “strap garage.” (I find the type instructions on what goes where to be annoying—both twee and dictatorial!—but realize others might not be bothered.)
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Like most handlebar bags, this one suffers a bit when it comes to actually attaching it to the handlebars (ah, the reality of brake cables!). The main problem here is that the straps that are meant to attach the bag to the stem for extra support (shown above) tend to come loose as you ride along, so that the bag will bounce as you go over bumps, and droop lower. This could be a problem if you have a short stem and no fender or front rack, since it could rub against the wheel.

On the plus side, the clip-on style makes it fast and easy to secure the bag to the handlebars. And the design, while a bit sportier than Po Campo, doesn’t scream “bike!”, nor is it obnoxiously girly. I find the herringbone strap particularly attractive. The material is water resistant and the straps and clips are very sturdy. The price ($58) is competitive. Those in the market for a smaller handlebar bag should take a look at The Pedal Pusher.

{This review is my personal opinion. I was not paid for the review, but the bag was sent to me to keep. Lululemon is not a sponsor of LGRAB.}

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3 thoughts on “Review: Lululemon Pedal Pusher

  1. Dottie says:

    Looks good on Le Peug!  Again, I’m confused as to why Lululemon did not include more reflective details – the reflective piping blends with the overall design so well, it’s not like more would have ruined the aesthetics.  

    I haven’t used this bag on my handlebars yet, but I carried it every day on vacation.  It was perfect to fit my SLR camera, a couple extra rolls of film, and other little things like lip balm, passport, etc.  Very comfortable with the adjustable strap that can go across the body.  Quite chic looking, especially for a bike bag, and plus it matches my rain trench coat.  :)

  2. anniebikes says:

    Hmmm. Interior is attractive, I like the zippered pockets, But the light color does not bode well on a bike.

  3. Po Campo says:

    Oh no – we have competition! Joking aside, I think it is such a good sign that Lululemon has incorporated some bike friendly clothes and accessories into their line because it shows that biking for transportation is definitely going more mainstream. Plus, a lot of super attractive pieces!

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