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    Arkel Panniers Ever On Sale

    Does Arkel ever have a sale on their bags?

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    Not that I've seen, though they do sometimes have closeouts and/or slightly damaged merchandise that can be purchased for less. Of course the bags I bought (Tailrider, Seat bag, The Bug) have been worth every penny.

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    I agree, Jumbo, Arkel makes a great bag!
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    I am in love with several of their bags, but ouch. Worth every penny makes me feel better about it though. The big bar bag and the utility bag look great to me.

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    I haven't heard of them before, but am in the market to get a set of panniers, so thanks for the name drop.

    I did find this website with some better than most prices on Arkel stuff.
    http://www.greenspeed.com.au/arkel.html
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    I'll +1 the arkel panniers. Mine have been to hll and back. What size are you looking for? I've got a couple extra small one's I never use anymore you can have for cheap. They're pretty basic and well, dirty.

    OMG, I just clicked that link. Their prices have gone way up over the past 5 years since I got mine. I wonder if that's the conversion rate in action. I got the briefcase for something like $140 5 years ago vs 270 today.
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    The conversion rate has a bit to do with but I think they are getting very popular.

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    Have you looked at Ortlieb panniers too?


    I saw some threads comparing the two and from what I've seen, I think they might be a notch above the Arkels. I definitely like the looks better too.
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    Ortlieb is right up there. I am in love with the Arkel Big handle bar bag and the utility bag that they sell. I purchased the utility bag and it is on the way. As for touring pannier's I have not decided what I want yet. I have some time before I need to purchase those.

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    In spring they will closeout some of their stuff directly. '06 they had a lot of stuff at eye popping prices. This spring wasn't so good on either part. Good stuff, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    OMG, I just clicked that link. Their prices have gone way up over the past 5 years since I got mine. I wonder if that's the conversion rate in action. I got the briefcase for something like $140 5 years ago vs 270 today.
    http://www.greenspeed.com.au/arkel.html is an Australian site. The dollars you see listed are Australian dollars.

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    I got a set of really* nice Deuter panniers from sierra trading post for $77 with the ortlieb mechanism on it. I recommend them.

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/,...k-Pack-I-.html

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