Anyone have tips on how to easily mount their Arkel panniers? I have
a pair of Samurai panniers and a Bug.
After I place the bottom hook and go to pull up on the bungee cord it
will literally lift the back end of the bike off the ground as I'm fighting
to hook the top hooks over the rack (in the process scraping off yet
Also the twist lock tends to be in the way no matter what I try to do
with it on my Topeak Explorer rack. I've got both panniers slid back as
far as I can to avoid heel strike and I only wear size 8.5 shoes!
People have mentioned their system is bomb-proof first, commuter-friendly
second and I'm agreeing with this more and more. In some ways I'm
regretting not going with Ortliebs but the Arkel models fit my needs
much better, especially their Bug pannier.