Posted by Gregory Maassen on December 25, 2021 - Latest revision December 26, 2021  Reading time: minutes remaining

Review: Why We Avoid Bungee Cords. Meet the ROK Straps That Are Popular Among Long-Distance Cyclists and E-bikers

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Bungee cords frequently appear at E-bike Lovers’ rides to tie anything from batteries to pet baskets. They are inexpensive and versatile, but we no longer love them.

A bungee cord entangled in a disk brake - e-bike lovers

Bungee cords are dangerous when they unintentionally come loose during a ride and get entangled in a wheel. The cords are strong, and the metal hooks can do severe damage to the rims and spokes of wheels and brakes of an e-bike. We have had close calls with disengaging bungee cords entangling into spokes and brakes.

Meet our favorite ROK Straps that combine a tie-down strap and a bungee. Popular with long-distance cyclists, the ROK Straps securely tie anything to your bicycle without the danger of cords getting loose. The ones we recommend do not have metal hooks but are attached to the bike with a strap loop, making it a much safer option than bungee cords with a metal hook.

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Pros
  • EASY TO USE - The straps are easy to attach to any bike rack. 
  • WEATHER INDEPENDENT - Works in all weather conditions.
  • SAFER - Less likely to entangle wheels.
Cons
  • EXPENSIVE - The straps are certainly more expensive than bungee cords. But, they are much safer.
Conclusion

We give it 3 stars for price and 5 stars for design. E-bike Lovers love the straps. We have tested the ROK Straps for many miles and they meet our high expectations. 

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