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    Nashbar Panniers

    Nashbar is having a decent clearance sal and I am thinking of picking up a set of these:
    http://www.nashbar.com/profile_morei...ku=6983&brand=

    Anyone have any experience? I am riding a single speed converted Peugot steel mountain bike with slicks, fenders, and a rack. The rack has the little hooks at the bottom, so I assume this would work. Any thoughts.

    BTW--Huge wind today, wasn't sure if I was going forward or backward!

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    I purchased and returned a set. They're much smaller than I expected, and because of their over-the-rack design, they make it very difficult to carry anything else on your rack while they're attached... If I were you, I'd probably spend a couple bucks more and get some proper panniers that separate, so you have additional cargo flexibility. I'm fairly happy with the Nashbar waterproof set, which are also cheap...

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    We have 3 sets of these and are happy with them. They are large enough for a daily commute and are holding up ok. I had a seam come apart on mine when I really overstuffed it, but a quick repair with a sewing mackine and they are as good as new.

    Nashbar ATB Panniers



    Edit-specs:
    weight------------ 1302g by tech
    materials--------- nylon cordura
    dimensions-------- 14" x 14.5" x 5.5"
    volume------------ 2350 CU. IN.
    attaches/support-- attaches to rear rack
    waterproof-------- water resistant
    features---------- 1 main pocket, 1 pocket on flap and 1 on side
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    I run the same ones as maptester. Love'em. even purchased a set for my wife's commuter. Very happy with the. Plus they do wear well in all weather conditions.

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    In case it helps you decide, the Daytrekker panniers measure 11"x11"4"; the waterproof panniers are 12"x12"x5". (The website doesn't list dimensions, so I emailed them to ask.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ephemeron
    In case it helps you decide, the Daytrekker panniers measure 11"x11"4"; the waterproof panniers are 12"x12"x5". (The website doesn't list dimensions, so I emailed them to ask.)
    Because the daytrekkers are triangular toward the bottom, their actual volume is significantly smaller than their measurements might suggest, though... unless, of course, they've been remodeled since I had a pair!

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    A guy on another forum told me his Nashabar panniers (those pictured) ripped on the first day. He said there is a velcro strap at the top that keeps the hooks on and it ripped off and he drug the pack down the road. Any problems like that for you?

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