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Old 03-08-11, 09:42 AM   #1
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Nashbar panniers on sale which ones should I get?

Nashbar has a bunch of fairly inexpensive panniers on sale. They have free shipping and 10% off coupons so some of these are less than $40. Should I pull the trigger on any of these and if so which one would you recommend?

Their bag offerings

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/SubCate..._202334_202379


I like the look of these the best

Louis Garneau Beta BB-46 Rear Panniers

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...0_10000_202599


Waterproof for less than $50 sounds good.

Nashbar Waterproof Rear Panniers

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...7_10000_202599


Low price and they seem solid

Nashbar ATB Panniers

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...1_10000_202599
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Nashbar ATB Panniers, I like the design and they seem that I won't kick them when I kick my foot back while riding.

But I DIY'd my panniers, i went to a army surplus store and found some bags, $30 that were HUGE and they compressed to a smaller size. They clipped together and with some brackets for them to clip to the rack, they could be thrown on and could only come off with undoing the clips. I can take them off for school and they just flip over each other and then I have a backpack! HAHA! $60 to hold my books, papers, laptop, tool kit to tear apart a bike, tubes, tire, and anything else I want.

anyways, I like the one I listed above the best, also they are a steal at that price!
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I have had a set of ATB panniers for about 4 years. They held up OK, though I only used one at a time. One bag lasted about 2 years before it got to the point where I decided to use the other one. The second one is still OK, but I got tired of having to wrap everything in plastic bags and still deal with dust infiltrating everything, including my digital camera and stuff, while I was riding on the gravel roads.

So I bought a pair of the waterproof rears. They're pretty decent though I get heel strike on them pretty easy (I ride a hybrid so my heel is close on any rear bag).
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get the smallest ones you need, that way you won't carry more than necessary (for touring) and the package can be secured well against the rack.
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This is probably a naive question, but how easily do these bags come off the rack? If I was to buy one, it would be for commuting and I would want the pannier to come off the rack without much fuss so I could take it in with me.
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There waterproof panniers have always intrigued me. I've also heard good stuff about most of their items. Do a quick web search for nashbar coupons and you might be able to get an extra discount.
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I just bought a set of the water proof nashbar bags I like them a lot I got mine "used" locally for 30bucks so I have no complaints but they are nice bags well worth even the full price, they're nice too because they have velcro attachments next to the hooks for extra secure attachment. Also they are big hold more than my sunlite U-tility bag.
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I've got the 'waterproof' ones as well which I bought when they had them on sale for just over $30. They've been working fine for a few short tours and numerous grocery runs so I have no complaints. But at the current prices I'd probably opt for the ATB ones. They unhook very quickly - just pull up on the handle to pull the hooks off the rack and then undo the hook at the bottom which is on a bungie cord.
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The more I think about it the Nashbar waterproof ones are the most interesting. I want soething I can leave on the bike and I can just stuff whatever I want to take into it. Does this sound like what these would be good for?

I might wait for a better sale. It turns out they won't let me have free shipping and another discount and I want a deal.This is good to figure out what I would want when the rigth time comes. I might order some of those cheap 26" $8 commuter tires and some tubes.
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The more I think about it the Nashbar waterproof ones are the most interesting. I want soething I can leave on the bike and I can just stuff whatever I want to take into it. Does this sound like what these would be good for?

I might wait for a better sale. It turns out they won't let me have free shipping and another discount and I want a deal.This is good to figure out what I would want when the rigth time comes. I might order some of those cheap 26" $8 commuter tires and some tubes.
If those are the Streetwise 26x1.5 tires, they are winners. I paid $10 a tire and they've served me very well.
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If those are the Streetwise 26x1.5 tires, they are winners. I paid $10 a tire and they've served me very well.
I was considering these, but the streetwise are rated for higher pressure. It might be worth it for an extra buck. Its tough to turn down cheap 26" smoothish tires.
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I was considering these, but the streetwise are rated for higher pressure. It might be worth it for an extra buck. Its tough to turn down cheap 26" smoothish tires.
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Ooh, too bad I already have an extra Speedwise to swap out my rear tire for.
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