Backpack/Pannier/Saddlebag?

Baalzamon
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Re: Backpack/Pannier/Saddlebag?

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:46 pm

I operate either a single pannier or a Carradice camper longflap depending on which bike I'm taking to work. The carradice sits behind my legs, and I can zip along very nicely. The pannier mounted drive side as others have said ensures I get given more room.
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ironhanglider
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Re: Backpack/Pannier/Saddlebag?

Postby ironhanglider » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:35 pm

I bought a pair of front panniers.

I use them on the rear. I don't have a lot of stuff to carry and there is no chance of pannier suck or heel strike.

I have two bikes that I use them on, both are mounted on the right side.

I use a shopping bag inside them, so when I get to work I just pull the whole inner bag out and leave the pannier on the bike. The inner bag, routine makes it easier to do a last minute bike change.

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Re: Backpack/Pannier/Saddlebag?

Postby opik_bidin » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:45 pm

I think pannier is the best, Big space and the weight is on the bike. That said, choose carefully, have a good rack and strong wheel/tyres. I own 3 ortlieb panniers and a trailer, but usually just use one ortlieb pannier on the rear rack.

Good pannier, wheels and racks are a must, as panniers that aren't strong and waterproof can be easily damaged and get stuck with your wheel, racks that don't cover the wheel and aren't strong are also a problem, and wheels should also be strong enough to support the whole weight of the bike, you and the pannier load.

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