mountain bike riser/ flat handlebars
or rim brakes
They space out your bag, if needed, to prevent interference with your brakes, brakes levers, and cables.
The Handlebar Bag usually works well without any spacers and the Stuff Sack Harness already comes with (8). Some bikes use more spacers and some bikes don't use any. The examples below are listed by handlebar and brake type.
Compare your bike to the ones below for optimal cable routing and spacer configuration. Clicking on the images will pop up a description.
*Foam spacers sold individually
Riser/flat handlebars with disc brakes: (0-5) spacers on each handlebar attachment, (0) spacers on lower attachment
Riser/flat handlebars with cantilever brakes: (0-3) on each handlebar attachment, (0-3) on lower attachment
Drop handlebars with disc brakes: No spacers needed
Drop handlebars with dual-pivot/side-pull/mini-v brakes: (0-2) on each handlebar attachment, (0-3) on lower attachment
Swept-back handlebars with any brakes: No spacers needed
For the handlebar attachment points, slip the webbing and buckle through the center of the spacers. For the lower attachment point, slip the cord and cord lock through the spacers. Velcro the spacers together, tightly. Installation is the same for the Stuff Sack Harness.