il padrone wrote:RonK wrote:il padrone wrote:The Duo rack can be used similarly as a lifting handle.
Err, no. Not the way I've used it anyway. The hoop handle comes into it's own when you need help to drag your fully loaded bike through a flooded ford, a bog hole or a sand patch, or to lift it into the back of a vehicle. I've encountered all these situations on tour.
Yes, dealt with similar. The Duo can be used to lift, with panniers fitted, maybe not quite so easy one handed from the front, but fine otherwise. I generally do such dragging using the seat post and handlebars anyway - dragging using the hoop the bike tends to want to fall over sideways.RonK wrote:And then there is the issue that the standard Ortlieb lower clips don't fit the 16mm Duo tubes very well, and you have to buy another set for a really secure fitting. Small matter I know.
The Duo main support tubes are 16mm, but the pannier mount tubes are 10mm. Same as with the Tara.
Err - no again. I referred to the lower hooks, the lower tubes are definitely thicker than the top pannier tube - 16mm (or maybe it's 14mm). And I've seen your posts about changing the lower hook to make it fit.
I did buy a Duo, but didn't like the way the lower hooks fitted. Luckily I was able move it on when I got rid of my Surly.