The Pet-Pilot Original dog bicycle basket has had several design enhancements over the last few years to improve the overall design, function and look of this very popular dog bike carrier. Some of those changes are listed below.
“Original” model enhancements:
- NEW, additional safety strap from handlebars to basket
- Top cover tabs are larger, provide more cushion
- Handlebar mount support bar now includes a protective rubber cushion
- Mount Spacer Tube included to extend the reach of the support arm by 1 inch
- Cosmetic improvements to the cover and liner design
Sizing: The Pet-Pilot® Original is designed for averaged size, small breed dogs. The smaller basket is much better suited for dogs under 8 pounds than the “MAX” model. The smaller basket area of the Original provides a more comfortable, more “supportive” cabin for your precious cargo.
The Original top opening dimensions are approximately .. 13″ x 8.5″ .. vs .. 14″ x 11″ for the “MAX” Pet-Pilot™.
Maximum Weight: If your small pet fits comfortably inside the basket – the Pet-Pilot® Original’s steel frame and mount will support your pets weight – Guaranteed!
Bike model compatibility: Our mount is compatible with the vast majority of bike models on the market. However, please consider the 2 important points below before purchasing;
- Some E-Bikes have the elctronics mounted in the middle of the handlebars (where it attaches to the goose neck). Our basket mount has a 2 inch space between the upper clamps, which may not be enough to clear those electronics.
- Handlebar diameter – our mount clamps are adjustable and work with diameters up to 32mm. Some newer, high end, mountain bikes are now using 35mm handlebars.
Main Features: Strength … Stability … a large variety of available colors … and “Best in Class” weight support are the main features of this dog bicycle pet carrier. With these features and many more … this new Bike Basket for small dogs and pets is the safest and most feature rich pet bicycle carrier available on the market!
Air Vent?? The Pet Pilot® bike baskets also features an expansive Front Air Vent. The large, triangle shaped vent (cloth mesh covering the steel wire frame) is located on the bottom half of the front panel and allows for cooling airflow to flood your pets lower body as you ride, flushing out hot, trapped air if your pet’s body fills most of the basket … the faster you go the better the breeze! For cooler weather rides, add a small blanket to block the vent.
All of the Pet-Pilot® models are designed to be hands down the most stable dog bicycle pet carrier on the market. Guaranteed “No Sway” !! The patented handlebar mount is the key to this stability. Other bike baskets tend to wobble when loaded …. not the Pet Pilot®! The fast and easy attachment method used to lock (and unlock) the dog bicycle basket makes it very convenient to attach (and remove) your basket from your bike (literally seconds).