Plays in traffic
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
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Originally Posted by MichaelW
This double-rod design severely restricts the type and position of pannier bag and serves no useful purpose.
Respectfully, I disagree. I bought my Tubus Cosmo specifically because (at the time) it was the only dual-siderail rack sold in the US. I'm delighted to see other makers selling them.
Dual side rails permit the easy simultaneous mounting of panniers and a trunk bag. I use a trunk bag for my commuting gear, supplementing with panniers as needed.
In this sequence, I mounted the Tailrider and the grocery panniers so I can stop for groceries on the way home.
Step one--Mount the trunk bag.
Step two--Mount the grocery panniers. Try that on your single-siderail rack. Yes, it can be done--I've done it. But it involves a lot more cussing and fussing than I'm willing to do on a regular basis.
Step three--Shop for groceries on the way home.
The other big advantage is that I can easily remove each bag by itself while still loaded
, for easy carrying up the fire escape.
Last edited by tsl; 07-29-09 at 03:47 PM.