Touring - Single Ortlieb Pannier Mounting?
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11-14-12, 10:13 PM
Should this Ortlieb Vario QL3 pannier/backpack be mounted lower? Sorry for the horizontal view of a vertical shot.
11-14-12, 10:38 PM
Here is a side view of my pannier on the Topeak MTX disc rack.
11-15-12, 04:20 AM
The lower you can get it, the better.
+1. Your rack top will also be almost useless when you have both panniers mounted (granted, if you have both panniers you can fit a lot inside, so less need for rack space).
11-15-12, 08:09 AM
Rack width is 9.3" and Topeak MTX Trunk bag EXP is 8.3" in width. So should have enough room for that model. I do like the Ortlieb trunk bag more for weather. That bag comes with a pannier bar that I don't need obviously. But I don't know if Ortlieb's quick release base plate can be mounted without it. Maybe somebody can enlighten me with that setup.
11-15-12, 11:26 AM
How big are your feet? you may need to go back further
as you bring it down , or kick the bag with your heel with every pedal stroke.
11-15-12, 05:28 PM
Before and after lowering pics. This is as low as it will go. More room for trunk bags too.
Heel clearance is good too.
11-19-12, 11:02 AM
Lower the better....that thing sure is big!
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