I just bought a handlebar bag and loaded it with 15lbs of mundane gear. But when I was mounting the bracket the first thing I noticed was that the diameter of the brackets was for narrow handlebars, not mtb bars. So as soon as I tightened the screws snug the brackets snapped. Right when I got to work, I hit a pothole and the tongue on the bracket snapped off and the bag sagged forward. So I already had ordered a second bracket. I just got out of the “bike shed”…filing out the plastic bracket and mounting with inner-tube strips inside. Unfortunately, I don’t have a rasp, and filing plastic is …. Stupid! Anyhow, I’ll make sure to hit that pothole again on the gray bike and I’ll see if that other bracket busts, too.
Basically–is the cheap nature of the product worth the time I put into babying this crappy PVC plastic?