reccomend me panniers and rack please for tourer/cx
I got some of these, to replace 25yr old super c which had died.
used my new ones for a tour so far, seem ok for the pittance in comparison to some of the other names.
got mine from the bike shop in tadcaster.Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
These from the Edinburgh Bike Coop are very good:
Daughter’s been using a pair for years – no issues.
Made by Vaude, apparantly.
I’ve got some Ortliebs, which are fine, but if I ever have to buy another pair I’d go Carradice, just because they’re five miles up the road.
I’ve used Blackburn and Topeak racks – prefer the Blackburn tbh.Posted 4 years agomcmoonterMember
I’m a big fan of Ortlieb panniers. I’ve probably had about 10,000 miles of laden touring out of mine and they are still like new.
Racks? I used the original Jim Blackburn ones and they were brilliant. Mme McMoonteresse used them for the Trans Am ride. I bought some Tubus racks which have been rock solid. I’ve since picked up others on ebay and the CTC classifieds.
Posted 4 years agocynic-alMember
The EBC ones are goog VFM but not as nice to use as Vaude/Ortlieb. I have some Super Cs which I like but they are pretty dated and not as easy to use. I love my Vaude as it has a shoulder strap which makes carrying around off the bike a million times easier (and avoids the Roy Cropper look).
Panniers can last years and years, even daily commuting, I’d spend the £££.
Most racks are fine, we (EBC) do a few cheaper ones that are good, most folk don’t need anything fancy like Tubus etc. I’d save money here and get a £15-20 EBC one.Posted 4 years agodamitamitMember
Used a Ortlieb Front roller classic for commuting for years.
Needed some bigger ones a couple years ago for touring so bought some Vaude Discover Pros from wiggle. Used them for a week’s wet touring in Scotland and they leaked. Returned them (wiggle were good about it) and bought some Ortlieb Back rollers plus (which I shouldve done in the first place). Been fine ever since.
Ortlieb gets my vote.Posted 4 years agotonydMember
Ian, I can’t really remember the differences to be honest, it could just be the material used and the mounting system. IIRC a friend who had just cycled across South America with the back rollers recommended the plus. For me the tool less mounting system on the plus works out OK as I move them between two bikes with different racks so can adjust them easily. If you’re using just the one rack then maybe save a few pennies, I can’t imagine it would be that difficult or time consuming to change the mount even if you were using two different racks.Posted 4 years agoIanWMember
I have used a pair of Ortlieb fron t roller classics for a sixish years. Fitted to the back occasionally thought a bigger size may be usuful but the smaller front size means one can be used as a general purpose bag.
After daily use they look almost the same and function perfectly.Posted 4 years agothetallpaulSubscriber
+1 for Ortlieb Back rollers. Very tough and still looking good after a year of commuting 5 days a week.
Survived an off on the road better than I did.
I’d suggest getting some small bags to divide items up inside the bag.
Managed to get mine for £20 each from Rose Bikes in a sale. They have maps of Sweden printed on them, but at that price I wasn’t going to say no.
Use a Freeload rack, now owned by Thule. [Edit: Thule Pack N Pedal Tour Rack. Tough and light.]Posted 4 years agobobloMember
The main difference is the fabric. The Pluses are a fine cordura which is a bit lighter than the PVC (think lorry curtainsider curtains) of the Classics.
The Classics are supposed to be almost indestructible but as a fellow bike tourist found out, not racoon proof 🙂
Having written that, I’m still using a pair of KS100e and another pair of Silvaguard panniers from the mid 80’s so other fabrics do last. They are not welded waterproof though.Posted 4 years ago
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