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    Angletech Aerotrunk

    Anyone use an Angletech Aerotrunk?

    I have considered one and possibly ditching the panniers on the back.
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    Got a link?

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    Here's the link:
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    http://www.angletechcycles.com/accessories/aerotrunk.htm
    I don't have one. A bit pricey at $185, but I'm sure it truly is aero, and would hold a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toybox
    Got a link?
    Here: http://www.angletechcycles.com/acces.../aerotrunk.htm

    or a pic:

    Derek
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    Looks like if it was loaded up it would make the bike a little more top heavy as opposed to panniers which keep the weight down low.

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    $185 is a lot of money to pay for something that you can build out of cardboard or plastic "for sale" signs. You can make a triangle with zip-tie and duct tapes to hold the bottom and top. I have made many of them and carried my PBJs, orange juice, long pants, rubber boots, sweatshirt, and mittens for cold century tour rides.

    My plastic storage triangle was taped and zip-tied to a bike rack I found in a dumpster. I got the plastic "for sale" signs for my recumbent storage triangle in the neighborhood recycle bins on trash pick up day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toybox
    Looks like if it was loaded up it would make the bike a little more top heavy as opposed to panniers which keep the weight down low.
    Probably true, but I don't think it was designed to tour with. It's more for carrying day-trip stuff like the jacket you have to strip because the sun came up, maybe a pair of walking shoes and a lunch... stuff that has more volume than weight.

    It's a little bigger/longer taper than the RANS offering, maybe bigger than the X-Eyed trunk, too? That would mean it helps a little bit more in the aerodynamics department. I've got a standard Angletech seat bag for my RANS, and I really like it. Kelvin is very conscientious about putting out a quality product, and I would expect no less from the aerotrunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals
    Probably true, but I don't think it was designed to tour with. It's more for carrying day-trip stuff like the jacket you have to strip because the sun came up, maybe a pair of walking shoes and a lunch... stuff that has more volume than weight.

    It's a little bigger/longer taper than the RANS offering, maybe bigger than the X-Eyed trunk, too? That would mean it helps a little bit more in the aerodynamics department. I've got a standard Angletech seat bag for my RANS, and I really like it. Kelvin is very conscientious about putting out a quality product, and I would expect no less from the aerotrunk.
    True, for day rides that it wouldn't make much of a difference but he said he was possibly ditching his panniers for these. He didn't say what he uses his panniers for now though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toybox
    True, for day rides that it wouldn't make much of a difference but he said he was possibly ditching his panniers for these. He didn't say what he uses his panniers for now though.

    Very observant! I do not use them to tour. I use them for commutting. But I have a very nice set of Arkel T-42s. After thinking about it a while, I think my money would be better spent on a rack to hand underneath the seat. That would balance my load better.

    FYI, when I tour once a month, I use a Burley Nomad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spuds McDoogle
    $185 is a lot of money to pay for something that you can build out of cardboard or plastic "for sale" signs. You can make a triangle with zip-tie and duct tapes to hold the bottom and top. I have made many of them and carried my PBJs, orange juice, long pants, rubber boots, sweatshirt, and mittens for cold century tour rides.

    My plastic storage triangle was taped and zip-tied to a bike rack I found in a dumpster. I got the plastic "for sale" signs for my recumbent storage triangle in the neighborhood recycle bins on trash pick up day.

    Spuds

    All right!...Spuds!....You are my nominee for 2005 Biker-of-the-year for your easy-going attitude & creative minimalist recycling solutions for equipment needs....

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