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Old 10-07-07, 10:59 PM   #1
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Pannier with Scott bike

Hi all. I've been using a backpack since I started commuting, which has worked just fine. Now that the cold morning weather has set in I'm running into a problem. I'm wearing a few upper layers and a jacket in the mornings, since it's been around 35F when I leave. However, when I come home it's been in the 60s or 70s. I have to cram all my clothes into my backpack, which makes for a heavy load on my back, more sweat, etc.

So naturally I've been thinking about panniers. I have three questions:

1 - Has anyone other there using panniers on a Scott CR1? I'm wondering about hitting my heels, etc.

2 - If panniers will work with my bike, what are your suggestions? (brand, single/double, etc.)

3 - Do most panniers come with a rack or do I need to get that separately?

Thanks!
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Old 10-07-07, 11:06 PM   #2
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You might find solutions at this site:
http://www.thetouringstore.com/TUBUS...ONS%20PAGE.htm
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Panniers come without a rack. For you the best solution would be the Tubus rack at the link above. I use one and love it. It's solid. Call Wayne at The Touring Store and ask him all your questions; he is extremely helpful and very knowledgeable on the subject of racks and panniers.

He also has great prices on the products he sells.
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does the CR1 have any sort of place to attach a rack?
At the Scott site, it looks like a Tri-racing bike. You might have to use a seat post rack
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Thanks for the insights. I appreciate it.
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