Joey lightweight handlebar harness
Lighweight handlebar harness. Airlok Dual compatible for weekender bikepacking adventures; UK-made for durability.
You, your bike, and the open road: it’s the simple things that make us tick. Joey is all about simplicity.
Joey sits between your handlebar bag and bike to protect the contents of your bag from abrasion, and protect your bike from rubbing.
Simple yet effective, with a minimalist and lightweight design Joey is constructed from 300 denier Polyester with a 3 mm closed cell foam.
The semi-rigid structure is stable yet versatile, keeping your drybag securely in place with a multitude of fitting options and reducing any effect on handling.
- 25 Year Alpine Bond
- Protective and supportive handlebar harness
- Made to last in the UK
- Stabilises drybag to reduce effect on handling
- Simple and minimalist design
- Daisy chain webbing for versatile attachment
- Designed to fit Airlok Dual
- 100 cm Velcro strap provided
Outer: 300D Polyester
Weight: 65 g
Size: 34 x 22 x 0.3 cm
Webbing loop width: 6 cm
Velcro strap (WxL): 2.5 x 100 x
Origin: United Kingdom
Designed to work in partnership with our popular Dual Airlok Xtras which come with a set of Dual Straps; if you are buying a regular Airlok Xtra or have your own luggage, for full versatility we recommend adding a set of Dual Straps to your order. The 4 rung webbing ladder allows a customised fit to your bike with the distance between loops matched to our Airlok Xtra range. The 2 modest loops at the bottom give you all the options you could need to really secure Joey to your bike. The accompanying velcro straps can be used through these loops to secure to your forks or headset - we supply Joey with 1 metre of double-sided velcro that can be cut to size with a pair of scissors with no fraying. Joey can also be used as a seat pad to insulate you from the ground, with no buckles or bumpy bits to make it uncomfortable, and very quick to attach/detach from your bike. ?FITTING INSTRUCTIONS - Cut two lengths of velcro long enough to pass around the handlebars and through the webbing loop - Attach to your handlebar with the two attachment loops facing down - Cut two lengths of velcro long enough to pass through the attachment loops and under the crown of your fork. Leave about 2 inches of overlap to ensure the velcro grips well - Attach? - Joey is now secured to your bike and ready to embrace your dry bag.
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I bought a Joey to stop my Airlok Dual from bouncing as much whilst riding.
It's basic but certainly helps to support the load on my bars, helping to anchor the bag to the fork crown in addition to the bars.
Whilst I've not had a problem with it, but it also should help protect against any kind of rub from the cockpit cables.
It can be a bit fiddly to get the straps around and tight, but after a few tries I got the hang of it, and the Joey immediately feels more stable than just the bag strapped around the bars.
While I'm very tempted by a Kanga harness now, for a third of the price the Joey is definitely a much more wallet friendly option for someone that only bikepacks a few times a year.
Used for a 7 day trip across wales, and I am impressed. For such a light weight simple design and cheap price it held my drysack completely stable the entire trip (mostly gravel trails and tarmac), even though the drysack was full of rigid non compressible items such as maps and electronics, not what is usually recommended. After a week of using the Joey I don't see why I'd need a significantly more expensive and heavier harness. Maybe a more expensive one works better for more technical mountain bike trails/strapping multiple dry sacks, but the simple Joey is fine for my needs.
I mounted mine so the harness sits below the handlebar (the photos show it sitting above) so my lights were still usable, with the velcro around the forks as shown. I used a couple of cable ties to hold it in place when the dry sack was removed which made putting the drysack back on much easier, similar to a handlebar bag