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    Panniers for Dahon Arclite rack on Speed D7?

    Hi folks,

    I know the Arclite is a tiny rack, but I'm OK with that.

    I'm hoping to find some panniers to fit.

    Can you advise?

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    I tried various paniers on my vitesse and heelstrike appeared to be an issue- ended up getting this trunk bag instead http://www.nashbar.com/bikes//Produc...2_167702_-1___

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw View Post
    I tried various paniers on my vitesse and heelstrike appeared to be an issue- ended up getting this trunk bag instead http://www.nashbar.com/bikes//Produc...2_167702_-1___
    how did you like this trunk bag ? is it big ? do you have pics installed on your dahon ?

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    ortlieb panniers still have the heelstrike problem??
    the smaller ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedi k wardhana View Post
    ortlieb panniers still have the heelstrike problem??
    the smaller ones?
    Depends also on foot size.

    On my Mu P8, Ortlieb Sports Packer Plus work very well.

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    Trunkbags are better for the Arclite. Most panniers, even smaller front ones, will result in heel strike. I use the MTX TrunkBag DXP.
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    I've mounted the Ortlieb Shuttle Bike on an ArcLite rack on a Helios. Large capacity and mounted as far back as possible there's no problem with heel strike -- but it's not great for handling. Next time would go for front-mounted panniers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWP View Post
    I've mounted the Ortlieb Shuttle Bike on an ArcLite rack on a Helios. Large capacity and mounted as far back as possible there's no problem with heel strike -- but it's not great for handling. Next time would go for front-mounted panniers.

    any pics ???

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    If you don't mind spending a bit more $$$, the Lone Peak rack pack is quite an excellent bag. http://thetouringstore.com/LONE%20PE.../RP700%20RACK%

    I use mine on my Dahon Curve as well as on my touring rig, and love it. No heelstrike with 16" wheels!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
    how did you like this trunk bag ? is it big ? do you have pics installed on your dahon ?
    Picture is attached- there's a reflective strip on the sides and back and it allows easy attaching of a planet bike superflash. Also comes with a bright yellow rain cover, a number of pockets, and a carrying strap. Nashbar generally has coupons or other good deals on this bag.

    Update: I actually got the Nashbar Elite, not the deluxe- don't remember exactly what the difference was http://www.nashbar.com/bikes//Produc...2_167070_-1___
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