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    Senior Member mustang1's Avatar
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    Altura Arran 36 rear pannier - anything wrong with it?

    I'm looking at getting this as my first pannier for commuting 11 miles each way, on road (some roads get bumpy but no big deal). Is that a good pannier... is there something I need to look out for with panniers? I need water proof. In various reviews, it's been said it's good for smooth roads as the hooks are not strong enough, anyone else experienced that ?
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    I ride 12 miles and a lot of that is over heavily rutted farm track with two sets of steps thrown in for good measure. I use the black Altura Night Vision and they have never come off my cheap rack thanks to the Rixen Kaul fittings. They are also are incredibly dry - even today when it is officially "lashing".

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/1999?count=10

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    Senior Member mustang1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by blxm View Post
    I ride 12 miles and a lot of that is over heavily rutted farm track with two sets of steps thrown in for good measure. I use the black Altura Night Vision and they have never come off my cheap rack thanks to the Rixen Kaul fittings. They are also are incredibly dry - even today when it is officially "lashing".

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/1999?count=10
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    1992 Peugeot mtb, gone
    2006 Specialized Allez
    2008 Specialized HotWalk, son's bike
    2009 Specialized Tricross, gone
    2010 Ridgeback Honey, daughter's bike
    2012 Islabikes Beinn, daughter's 2nd bike
    2012 Focus Mares
    2012 Cannondale SuperSix

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