We can’t contain our excitement about our e-bikes—but we can help contain your stuff, thanks to our specially designed and spacious bike baskets. Here’s how to get them attached:
Rear bike baskets
We’ve made two rear bike baskets, and the assembly for each is slightly different.
Let’s start with our newest rear basket model, which is compatible with our Axle, Bolt, Bolt Pro, Bolt Up, and LX10 e-bikes.
The box you received should include the following bits and pieces:
- 1 basket
- 1 large black “U”-shaped mounting bracket
- 2 long black bracket extenders
- 1 “O”-shaped seat post clamp
- 1 long bolt
- 2 medium bolts
- 6 short screws
- 3 nuts
- 6 washers
When you’re ready to assemble, you’ll need to also round up the following:
- Your bike
- A 10mm wrench
- An Allen key
Here are the instructions:
- Attach the 2 bracket extenders to the basket
- Place the basket upside down on a flat surface. Note that there are two holes extending upwards from the center of the basket and two holes extending out from the front rim of the basket. Position the upside-down basket so that the front (with those extending holes) is facing you.
- Grab the two mounting bracket extensions (long black metal pieces, each with three different sized holes in the middle of them), the two medium-sized bolts, four washers, and two nuts. Slide one washer up each bolt.
- Line up the smallest hole of one of the bracket extenders with one of the holes extending upwards from basket, positioning the bracket extender on the inside. Hold that extender so that it is facing diagonally upwards towards you at about a 45° angle.
- Working from the outside of the basket in, insert one bolt/washer combo through the aligned basket hole and extender hole.
- Slide another washer onto the exposed end of the inserted bolt, and then twist on one of the nuts. Use a 10mm wrench to hold the bolt still while tightening the head of the screw with your Allen key so that the extender is secured in that diagonal position.
- Repeat with the other side. Both bracket extenders should be parallel and pointing diagonally upwards towards you. Set the basket with extenders attached to the side (for now).
- Attach the “U”-bracket to the bike
- Now let’s turn your attention to your bike. Using an Allen key, loosen the bolt securing the rear wheel fender (the protective covering over the wheel) to the bike. Remove the bolt, washer, and fender. Set those pieces to the side.
- Grab the large black “U”-bracket and align the hole in its center with the same hole that held the fender in place. While holding the bracket, re-align the fender back in its correct place so that its hole matches up with both the holes in the bike and bracket.
- Re-attach the fender using its original bolt and washer. Use an Allen key to tighten. When complete, the “U”-shaped bracket should be secured and pointed diagonally upwards towards the back of the bike.
- Attach the “O”-clamp onto the seat post
- Working only with your bike right now, release the clamp that secures the seat. Using a wrench if necessary, turn that clamp’s knob counterclockwise to widen the opening. Pull the seat post upwards to remove it from the bike. Leave the clamp on the bike.
Grab the “O”-shaped clamp that came in the box with your bike basket. Slide it up the post of the seat you have just removed.
With that clamp on the post, reinsert the post back into the seat tube so that the seat is facing forward and the hole extending out of your newly added clamp is facing the rear of the bike. (You should now have two clamps below your seat: The one to attach your basket and, underneath it, the one to secure the seat.)
Position your seat at the desired height. Using a wrench if necessary, tighten the bottom clamp to secure the seat post back in place and then close the clamp’s lever to secure it. (More instructions on how to attach a bike seat can be found here.)
From the hardware that came in the box, grab the longest bolt, a washer, and a nut. Slide the washer onto the bolt.
Turn the bike basket upright and align the two holes extending from the front of the basket on the outsides of the hole in the “O”-shaped clamp that you’ve put onto the bike stem. Feed the bolt with washer on it from one side through three aligned holes. Twist the nut onto the protruding end of the bolt and, using your Allen key and wrench, tighten the nut. The basket should now be partially secured onto the bike.
- Connect the “U”-bracket with the 2 bracket extenders
- Line up the two bracket extenders coming from the bottom of the basket with the two arms of the “U”-shaped bracket that you attached near your bike’s fender so that they overlap and form straight lines. The bracket extenders should be on the outside.
- Grab your six small screws. Locate the three holes on each arm of the “U”-shaped bracket and make sure they are aligned with spaces in the bracket extenders that they overlap with. Working from the outside in, insert a screw through the large space of the bracket extender into each hole on the “U”-shaped bracket. Tighten with your Allen key. Congrats! You’ve done it.
Our original rear basket bike model, which only fits our Bolt e-bike, already comes with everything attached—so you won’t find any loose hardware in the box. Grab a wrench and Allen key—those will help with loosening and tightening.
Here’s how to get this basket secured on the Bolt:
- Prop the bike upright using the kickstand. Open the clamp on the seat stem tube of your bike and turn the clamp knob counterclockwise to loosen it. Slide the seat with its stem out from the tube. Remove the clamp. Set these pieces to the side.
- Locate the bolt and nut that are holding the rear fender (the protective covering over the rear wheel) in place. Loosen the bolt. Remove it, the nut, and the fender. Set these pieces to the side.
- Grab your basket and position it over the rear of the bike so that its attached clamp is near the seat tube and the hole in the bracket extending diagonally from the bottom of it is aligned with the fender attachment hole.
- If necessary, loosen the basket clamp and slide it down the seat stem tube.
- Grab the bolt, nut, and fender that you removed from your bike. Align the hole of the fender over the hole in your bike basket bracket and re-insert the bolt and screw to hold both the fender and the basket in place. Tighten using an Allen key.
- Tighten and close the basket clamp. Slide the seat clamp and back into position on the seat stem tube and then insert the seat stem into the seat stem tube. You should now have two clamps on your seat stem tube: The bottom one to secure the basket, and the top one to secure the seat.
- Position the seat at your desired height and tighten the seat clamp. (More instructions on how to attach the bike seat can be found here.) Nice work! Your basket is installed and ready to transport your stuff.
Front bike basket
Our front bike basket is compatible with the Jetson Axle, Bolt, Bolt Pro, Bolt Up, J5, J8m and LX10 e-bikes.
Getting this one onto your bike takes little work: Just hold the basket in front of your bike’s handlebar stem—then slip the metal hooks under and then onto the handlebars so that the basket is in front of the handlebars. (Easy, right?)
Carry on with your rides! If you need more help installing your bike basket, just reach out.