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Old 09-28-09, 08:26 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-28-09, 10:16 PM   #2
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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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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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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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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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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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