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  • This one comes up periodically - not massively expensive and meets your size/portability/rainproofness requirements.

    I do not have one but have seen other happy users around the forum before. A quick search for Lomo should find them.

    https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/dry-bike­-tail-bag.html#SID=119

  • If you’re carrying that much everyday then should be enough to pack the Restrap properly.

    You can now order with an larger feedbag as well which is great for bits like tools, tube, wallet, keys etc.

  • Looking to buy two panniers. Will have them on a pelage front rack. I am thinking ortlieb back rollers. Will 2x 20 litres on the front be too much? Any thing other than ortlieb to look at? Im not looking to spend loads but ortlieb seem to be worth the investment.

  • Looking to buy two panniers. Will have them on a pelage front rack. I am thinking ortlieb back rollers. Will 2x 20 litres on the front be too much?

    I use that exact set up, with a tent, sleeping bag and sleeping mat on top:

    It works, but I think it could be better. Steering is stable, but sluggish. Could also have to do with the fork geo etc.

    But I'm currently looking into a low rider rack, because I feel the (high) placement of the bags is a big factor handling wise, which a proper low rider rack solves.

    Any thing other than ortlieb to look at?

    Have never regret spending money on them. Solid, completely waterproof panniers.

  • I use the same setup as @Tijs though with the smaller panniers and love it.
    Yes, it steers like my old moped but, oddly, I like it.

    @cgg has tried the low rider rack – and I fancy one myself.

    Oh, and they've always sleep outside the tent in the pouring rain and have never had any water inside. Can't recommend this purchase enough, tbh.

  • Great information thank you!

    @bsb I am tempted with front rollers but capacity is quite on low side and I figured in the long term these will be more useful for when I camp etc. I have a 20l ortleib ruck sack which is sometimes a bit tight when picking up some food from the shops.

    These will mainly be used for shopping runs and commuting so weight shouldn't be to much worry about height of bags as shopping runs will be short and my commute light in weight.

  • I use one of them for commuting (inc. sometimes with a large, heavy 15" laptop) and as you might have guessed already I'm super happy with them. They come with a shoulder strap for carrying them around – it is very basic but does the job.

  • @bsb I am tempted with front rollers but capacity is quite on low side and I figured in the long term these will be more useful for when I camp etc. I have a 20l ortleib ruck sack which is sometimes a bit tight when picking up some food from the shops.

    These will mainly be used for shopping runs and commuting so weight shouldn't be to much worry about height of bags as shopping runs will be short and my commute light in weight.

    If you're worried about capacity the Sport Packers are 30L for the pair:

    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/ortl­ieb-sport-packer-classic-ql21-panniers-b­lack-30-litre/

  • Rear pannier that is also a backpack... best option is?

  • Ortlieb do one. They are (almost) always the best option for anything pannier related.

  • Carradice do one (that's also pretty cheap). I've never used it but imagine it will be solid if a little old-fashioned https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggagebackp­acks/carradice-carradry-rucksack-pannier­-grey-27-litre/

  • Anyone using alpkit lovemud mool rack? Any good?

  • Anyone had the hanger (or whatever it's called) fall off their Ortlieb Classic Back Roller? I have an old set where the hangers screw into place on the rail, which have been faultless. The new set I bought have flimsy clips that snap fairly feebly into place when you have the hanger in the right position. On the way home from the supermarket today, with a moderate load on board, one hanger fell off. Presumably the clip opened and it slid off via the cutout in the middle of the rail. Is mine faulty or is this a common problem?


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  • I’ve had this a couple of times. It’s easy to knock the clip on the way onto the pannier, and then for it work loose and slip around. It’s never popped off the rail though.

  • Yes, I can’t see any advantage in the new design. I only ever adjust the hangers once, when I buy a new set of panniers.

  • I have several bikes, each with a slightly different pannier rack, so the adjustability is useful. If you really won't move it, maybe superglue it in place?

  • I bought this set to use on a different bike to the one I use the older set on, just so I don't have to move the hangers and hook around. I'll see if I can fix the clips down with some tape or something else that is removable. The locking mechanism doesn't seem to work properly either. I have to push the hangers down onto the rack rail.

  • Have you got the right size inserts in the hooks?

  • Have you got the right size inserts in the hooks?

    I think so, but maybe I need to go a size bigger so the hangers aren't so snug on the rack rail.

  • Those are looking great!

  • I'm after a new pannier and just been over the last few pages of this thread. This Carradice is tempting - does it have a small inner pocket for wallet, phone, keys?

    Any other recommendations for a pannier for committing? Essential spec is:

    • properly waterproof
    • around 20L
    • small inner pocket

    Been using the Altura Night Vision daily for years, and that's been a good pannier, but it's getting really knackered.

  • Anyone had a look at the new packs from Carradice? I want to change from a Barley to a more streamlined one for longer rides. Any advice?
    https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b5s73p4270­/CARRADICE-Bikepacking-Seatpack

  • I don't know but given it's at SJS there's a good chance that @R.hobbs might

  • Not sure off the top of my head! Ask a question on the product page or email sales@sjscycles.com and you have an answer!

  • Ortlieb backroller classic? It's the go-to pannier for good reasons.

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