Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    My Bikes
    Felt nine flow
    Posts
    578
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    are these good paniers?


  2. #2
    genec genec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    san diego
    My Bikes
    custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
    Posts
    23,812
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hard to tell... water proof is a nice thing, as well as the reflector tape... and the strap hardware looks pretty good... but one has to wonder about the very critical attachment hardware. My experience has been that elastic cords for attachment to a rack are sub par. I cannot tell how these attach to the rack itself... and that is a key issue.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    My Bikes
    Felt nine flow
    Posts
    578
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    Hard to tell... water proof is a nice thing, as well as the reflector tape... and the strap hardware looks pretty good... but one has to wonder about the very critical attachment hardware. My experience has been that elastic cords for attachment to a rack are sub par. I cannot tell how these attach to the rack itself... and that is a key issue.
    yeah id hate to have one fall off

  4. #4
    genec genec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    san diego
    My Bikes
    custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
    Posts
    23,812
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    yeah id hate to have one fall off
    two comments from one of the reviewers makes me wonder:

    Second, because of size, certain aspects of physics come into play. If you under load the bags, the bottom edges will begin to curve inwards a bit and you need to make sure you rig them to not have the edge tips touch the spokes. However, I added thin fiberboard inserts cut to the size of the bottoms to improve rigidity and arrest the curve-in aspect. Possibly overkill, but I'm an engineer.

    Third, these do not have clips to attach to your rack, they are saddle bags that have 3 straps to attach to the rack. 2 in back, 1 in front. They have 2 under straps on the back of the bags to attached to the rack post to keep them from flopping when you turn left/right.
    I've dealt with both these issues in some other low cost panniers... and yeah, you can "engineer" them yourself, and fix these sorts of issues... but you are going into these panniers knowing that they may already have "issues."

    BTW that catching spokes thing is really annoying if you like to climb out of the saddle from time to time. I used thin aluminum "plates" in one old set of panniers to fix this. I have long considered a different rack just to avoid this... a rack that extends further back over my rear wheel.

    As far as the saddle bag thing... well that might be OK. It comes down to how you use your panniers.
    I tend to keep one pannier set up for local regular trips... so spare tubes, U lock, garage door opener, maybe a light jacket and tool kit... then I throw in anything I might need for the day... I often leave the other pannier at home. I don't think this "saddlebag" set up will allow for single bag riding... so for me, that is a non starter. YMMV.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    My Bikes
    Felt nine flow
    Posts
    578
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sadly im not sure if a trsut reviews anymore im afraid they was wrtiten by the maker of the panier im also looking at these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...A1394B1K82XHSA

  6. #6
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    9,539
    Mentioned
    72 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In comparison with being poked with a Poisoned umbrella tip?

  7. #7
    Senior Member CliffordK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Posts
    4,245
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Foo???

    I like the canvas. It would look good with some bikes. Heavy?

    But, they look quite long. They'd have to be set very far back on my bike. I have troubles believing they don't get heel strike on the bikes as configured. I suppose without clips or cleats, one might have more forward foot positioning.

    The second set you posted looks more compact, but square on the bottom, so perhaps not saving a lot of forward space. I did think about those a while ago though.
    Last edited by CliffordK; 07-11-15 at 11:07 AM.

  8. #8
    Every day a winding road spinnaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My Bikes
    2005 Cannondale SR500, 2008 Trek 7.3 FX, Jamis Aurora
    Posts
    4,483
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    sadly im not sure if a trsut reviews anymore im afraid they was wrtiten by the maker of the panier im also looking at these Amazon.com : Axiom Seymour DLX 30 Pannier Set Black Gray : Bike Panniers And Rack Trunks : Sports & Outdoors
    Much larger, better for groceries, though I am not a fan of side pockets. Convenient but one big bag is more efficient.
    "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

    Albert Einstein

  9. #9
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    9,539
    Mentioned
    72 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Only time will tell if the Child seam sewing was Done Under the Lash, and is crap or not.

  10. #10
    Senior Member CliffordK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Posts
    4,245
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by genec View Post
    BTW that catching spokes thing is really annoying if you like to climb out of the saddle from time to time. I used thin aluminum "plates" in one old set of panniers to fix this. I have long considered a different rack just to avoid this... a rack that extends further back over my rear wheel.
    The bars on the rack may look a little funky, but there is a reason for them.

    I do have to put the bags pretty far back. I need to keep almost the whole rear triangle clear. Yes, I might get a bit better clearance if the rack was level, but I put this one on the bike decades ago, and it is what I got at the time Perhaps I'll work on improving it a bit shortly. Still, the old Blackburn rack is very STRONG considering there are no proper mounts.

    I got the bags quite cheap, but I kind of like the orange.

    RackBars.jpg Panniers.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    Much larger, better for groceries, though I am not a fan of side pockets. Convenient but one big bag is more efficient.
    I am always happy with the more pockets the better At least sides and rear.

  11. #11
    genec genec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    san diego
    My Bikes
    custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
    Posts
    23,812
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    Much larger, better for groceries, though I am not a fan of side pockets. Convenient but one big bag is more efficient.
    Efficient... really, how so. I hate the one big bag concept. Everything small ends up in the bottom of the one big bag. One big bag works fine if you are literally unpacking the bag every time you use it. But what if you are carrying regular small stuff like keys, cell phone, garage door or security gate remote, small change... and the list goes on and on. Small outside pockets that don't move to the bottom of the one big bag are ideal for these things... especially for the daily commuter.

  12. #12
    genec genec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    san diego
    My Bikes
    custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
    Posts
    23,812
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
    The bars on the rack may look a little funky, but there is a reason for them.

    I do have to put the bags pretty far back. I need to keep almost the whole rear triangle clear. Yes, I might get a bit better clearance if the rack was level, but I put this one on the bike decades ago, and it is what I got at the time Perhaps I'll work on improving it a bit shortly. Still, the old Blackburn rack is very STRONG considering there are no proper mounts.

    I got the bags quite cheap, but I kind of like the orange.

    RackBars.jpg Panniers.jpg


    I am always happy with the more pockets the better At least sides and rear.


    Surley, Blackburn and others are now making racks that kinda "extend back" to relieve us of those spoke issues. I have been using the same Blackburn rack for some 20 years or so, and offer high regards for it.

    Love the orange panniers.

    For daily commuting I have an orange mesh I use over my outside pannier.IMG_0207_web.jpg Anything to improve visibility.

  13. #13
    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    La Petite Roche
    Posts
    12,654
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    yeah id hate to have one fall off
    Heel strike would be the most likely cause of that. My rack is a little short, so I've learned to mount a single pannier on the curb side of the bike. If it should fall off, it falls away from traffic, less likely to be run over.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •