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Old 08-21-12, 03:36 PM   #1
Tandem Tom
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Boy do I like front panniers!

We are presently on a tour and this is the first time using front panniers as we decided to not take the BOB trailer. I am REALLY enjoying the added stability that they provide.Especially on long downhills. I think that the front panniers and the change to 32mm tires has really made the ride more enjoyable.
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Old 08-23-12, 11:58 AM   #2
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We just got back from two weeks bike touring in Austria on our triplet. We've always used front and rear panniers when touring on the tandem, usually with the f/r weight being about equal. Due to the overall weight of the triplet (I figure we were about 550 pounds +/- fully loaded), I moved more weight to the front panniers and it made a huge difference in how the bike handled.
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