Backbone 8.2, 16-hole (standard) Backpack support platform for bicycles | Rear Luggage Rack

$64.00

Introducing the all-new Backbone 8.2. The first bicycle attachment ever brought to the market that supports the weight of your backpack while you ride. This is the pinnacle of backpack support for traveling or making deliveries. In stock now!

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It’s more than what your backpack rests on.

Without the Backbone you feel all the weight.

a man riding a bicycle with a messenger bag but without the Backbone and has back pain and is aching everywhere

Without the Backbone you feel all the weight.

Invented while touring on-and-off the

Pan-American Highway

Adam, our founder, first made it to Panama in 10 months after traveling by land with his bicycle and 44L hiking backpack from the Chicago area. Then, he resumed his travels in Colombia. So far, he’s spent 15 months on a quest to make it to southern Argentina while he learns more about himself, other people, and what other people do. More can be found about his travels here or @the1keen.

BikeBackbone founder, Adam Keen, posing in front of his bicycle and a banana tree in Panama with the map of the route he took
Magnified view of the black Backbone thick aluminum tube end

So, be bold.

Go somewhere nobody has been. We are the only one in the industry to design a luggage support attachment that doesn’t require any tools. So, say goodbye to nuts and bolts, instead, we use quick-release hardware.

Endure challenges.

Don’t let anything stop you. The frame is made from T6 6061 aluminum, the tubing is thick, and the surface is exceptionally durable with an anodized finish. So, it can withstand the toughest conditions and accidental drops.

Be better.

close up of the Backbone attached to the seat post of a bicycle

To be better, sometimes you need to do things differently and not just follow those who came before you. That, at least, is how the Backbone came to be and why it’s designed the way it is.

The Backbone product supporting a red backpack luggage tote the bicyclist is wearing
close up of the Backbone attached to the seat post of a bicycle
The Backbone product supporting a red backpack luggage tote the bicyclist is wearing

Be better.

To be better, sometimes you need to do things differently and not just follow those who came before you. That, at least, is how the Backbone came to be and why it’s designed the way it is.

Be efficient.

saddlebags vs. backpack inline

a cyclists, without the Backbone, using panniers to carry luggage against strong wind resistance
a cyclists peadling effortleslly against wind while wearing an inline backpack

Aerodynamics greatly affects efficiency.

Go further and faster with a Backpack

two bicyclist carry luggage, one bicyclist wearing a backpack and another bicyclist behind him using pannier bags
one bicyclist wearing a backpack winning against another bicyclist behind him using pannier bags because of aerodynamics and the location of the luggage

saddlebags vs. backpack inline

Be efficient.

When biking, aerodynamics greatly affects efficiency. So, go further and faster with a backpack.

Go further and faster with a Backpack

one bicyclist wearing a backpack and another bicyclist behind him using pannier bags

All with less effort.

All with more convenience.

Helping the homeless community.

The world with colorful people surrounding it and text "One Backbone at a time"

Here at BikeBackbone, we have the heart to help the unhoused community. That is why we donate a portion of all profits to those living on the streets. Read more about this program here.*

*The terms and amount of our charitable giving may change without notice. All funds may be personally distributed to individuals through our sponsorship program.

The design,

is astonishingly simple, without compromise.

close up view of the attachment point on the seat post with decorative geometry in the background

So, installation is quick and easy and it can be done on the go.

Take it off:

  1. Open the handle
  2. Twist/loosen it a few times
  3. Push the handle off the clamp-plate using your thumb

Put it on:

  1. Choose your rubber insert and press it into the clamp
  2. Place it on your seat post with the tube angled up
  3. Close the clamp-plate and push the handle with the spacer on top of the plate
  4. Twist/tighten the handle a few times
  5. Close the handle making sure the horizontal tube can bear weight with little movement. Tighten handle as needed.
  6. If needed, try the other rubber insert or both.

All without a single tool, and within minutes!

The Messenger Pack

$78

Backbone base

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V-Platform

For great support, this pack is perfect for bicycle couriers or bikepackers carrying big or bulky loads. It features the Backbone, 16-holed and V-Platform, instead of the standard rectangular platform, providing a larger surface area for more stability to support your messenger bag or hiking backpack. It supports up to 25lbs.

The Backbone MINI

$44

Backbone MINI

The Backbone MINI is our baseline product at about 9in. long it features 10 holes down its shaft. It’s shorter than its 160-holed twin but still provides all the support you need. It’s perfect for bicycle couriers, bikepackers, or anyone looking for that extra backpack support. It’s topped with the standard rectangular platform unless you upgrade to the V-platform. It supports up to 25lbs.

The Messenger Pack

$78

Backbone base

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V-Platform
Read more ↓

The Backbone MINI

$44

Backbone MINI
Read more ↓

The only and original Backpack sidekick.

The Backpack sidekick, addition equation with the Backbone and Backpack logos and a tiny bicycle in between

The backpack always needed a sidekick because carrying all the weight on your shoulders is uncomfortable.

Wherever you ride, get a helping hand.

Bicyclists riding in front of fall leaves wearing a backpack and using the Backbone to support the backpack

The Backbone relieves the burden your shoulders are carrying.

Day or Night

We added a reflective decal to increase visibility at night.

the decal saying "Backbone" is reflective in the dark to enhance safety and the letters are white during the day

The Backbone; giving the support a backpack always needed. 

– Founder, CEO, & Inventor, Adam

It supports up to 100% of the weight!

two silhouettes of people on a bicycle, one in an aggressive position and the other in a relaxed position, while in an upright position the Backbone supports most of the weight

Depending on whether you’re riding aggressively, relaxed, or anything in between, the Backbone can completely support the weight of your backpack.

Make a difference.

It starts with a simple product design.

Make a difference photo of the simple product with green leaves circling it

🍃We selected round tubing which uses less material than shapes with corners, while also being stronger.

🍃We selected materials and hardware from standard on-the-shelf stock that is used in applications across the world, making production crazy efficient.

🍃We selected competent and high-quality suppliers and manufactures so that the end product will last as intended for a very long time.

🍃We selected to use the USPS Medium Flat-Rate Box, which is made from 98% recycled material, before production and designed our product to not exceed its space.


It’s more than you think.

• ontworpen met u in gedachten • आपके साथ दिमाग में इंजीनियर • projetado pensando em você • zaprojektowany z myślą o Tobie • разработан с учетом ваших пожеланий • 당신을 염두에두고 설계 • engineered with you in mind • あなたを念頭に置いて設計されています • تم تصميمه مع وضعك في الاعتبار • diseñado pensando en usted • 專為您設計 • suunniteltu sinua ajatellen • conçu avec vous à l’esprit. • iliyoundwa na wewe katika akili • utviklet med tanke på deg • तपाईको दिमागमा ईन्जिनियर गरिएको • direkayasa dengan Anda dalam pikiran •

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No compromises.

We didn’t skimp… anywhere. The Backbone 8.2 is made with impressively high-quality detail. It starts with using the right material, T6 6061 Aluminum. It’s the industry standard for bicycle frames so we thought we’d outdo ourselves and make a bicycle attachment with it too. Then, we took it a step further and made the tubing extra thick so that it handles the roughest conditions and accidental drops. From there, we decided to TIG weld each piece together by skilled craftsmen. The result is a frame that will last for a very very long time, unlike other bicycle accessories that are made from cheap and thin material! Also, the frame is accompanied by hardware that will not disappoint you. So, the Backbone 8.2 is not only the first product of its kind but it’s made by a company that cares about producing the very best products.

Some things are simple:

ABC, 123, and the Backbone 8.2

It’s so simple and useful that we can’t believe it’s not already on the market.

Adam Keen, the founder of BikeBackbone, posing with a smile beside the all-new Backbone 8.1. in front of white barn door

Our founder,

Adam made the first-ever Backbone in Guatemala when he was traveling south and needed help carrying the weight of his heavy backpack. Read more about it here.

Backbone 8.1 product in black attached to a silver bicycle seat post in front of a old white barn door

Backbone 8.2

It has taken 2 years to get here, 10’s of thousands of hours from me and my team, and a dozen prototypes. This is the pinnacle of backpack support and we are just getting started.

We are the very best.

Actually, there are no other contenders. We are the very first and only business in the world that has created a backpack support platform. Nonetheless, we are always competing with ourselves to do better because our greatest challenge is outdoing ourselves. We are working hard and staying sharp to be your go-to for all bicycle attachments. Anyways, you’re not only getting the best product but we also want to give you the best customer service possible. For support, we’ve created resources you can check out here. Also, we provide a 3-year limited warranty on the Backbone. Learn more about it here.

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Feel the support

a gree messenger bag, purple commuter backpack, and a brown hiking backpack illustration

The Backbone 8.2 is for all types of backpacks, including, hiking, courier, and commuter backpacks. It is designed to fit on most bicycles and work with every human. It is truly an engineered masterpiece and it will help you carry your stuff wherever you want to go! Learn more on our SNS: @bikebackbone

Videos of the previous Backbone 8.1

Cycling with the Backbone 8.1
An intro to the Backbone from our founder, Adam.
How to install and adjust the Backbone

Additional information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions15 × 13 × 4 in