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Joey lightweight handlebar harness

Joey handlebar harness


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Lightweight handlebar harness. Add stability with this Airlok Dual compatible harness. Ideal for weekender adventures


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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 and the bag 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 222D 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.

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Key features
  • 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
  • 25 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

Outer: 222D nylon
Stitched seams


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

What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments

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Great fit with a Gourdon

I use this to hold my 20L Gourdon and its a great combination. Using the Gourdon gives me a proper bag to use once I get to where I'm going. For a bit of extra stability I've mounted the Joey with the two loops towards my forks and velcro'd them in place. There's very little movement from the bag off or on road. Best money I've spent in a long time.

Very useful and very easy to use

This was my first bike-packing trip: a few days of largely off-road touring in the Cairngorms. Decided to travel light (i.e., emergency bivi gear; food for the day; one change of shorts and base layers; waterproofs; etc.) and end each day at a hostel. The joey held a 13l drybag very securely over some rough terrain. All seemed to work perfectly, and was simple to use for a novice like me. My only suggestion for improvement would be to supply a few more centimetres of the super-sticky velcro. That would provide a bigger margin of error when cutting the sections for handlebar and fork attachment.

Very good piece of kit

We needed a pair of these in a hurry - happy to say they arrived 2 days after ordering days and in sensible packaging that meant they fitted through the letterbox while we were out.

It takes a little bit of time to find the best set up, but they do exactly what they promise. We fitted one to a drop barred gravel bike, one to a mountain bike with low risers. Bar bags were dry bags with sleeping bag + mats inside.

First test ride was the Dorset Gravel Dash, so 100 miles over 2 days where we had no problems at all.

Still working great

To follow on from my previous review in 2017, I've now put many more miles on the Joey and still think its great for how simple and cheap it is. It has just been through the notoriously rough Highland Trail 550, holding a huge 25 litre dry sack holding about 5 kg off gear, way more than people say should be on the handlebars. The Joey again worked great, keeping my luggage secure. Maybe tiny bit more wobble than you might get with the more expensive Kanga harness, but I'm super happy with the Joey, and I hope Alpkit continue to sell this crazy affordable, lightweight and functional harness to get more people into bikepacking!

Surprisingly stable

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

Adds stability

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.

Simple and effective

Simple and effective. Not quite enough of the velcro strapping came out to fit on my bike. Worked well and pretty secure.

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