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    Panniers for mtn bike.

    Is there a way I can get some panniers for a mtn bike frame. I am building a touring bike from a mtn bike frame. I know I shouldn't do and should get a touring frame but didn't want to spend the money right now. I did fine with the bike while riding it bud I know my heels are going to hit the rear panniers.

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    arkel panniers made for mtbs have a larger setback so that they provide lots of clearance for mtbs, combine this with an old man mountain rack which also provides a larger set back, and you'll be sweet ...

    i have done a few tours on mtbs, they work fine, so no worries there ...

    arkel xm-45

    And so weve adapted the XM-45s are adapted to the physical characteristics of mountain bikes. The XM-45s offer ample heel clearance which is essential with short chainstays mountain bikes. And the fully loaded overall width of the pair of XM-45s on a bike rack corresponds to the width of standard mountain bike handlebars so that if your handlebar can squeeze between those tight spots and turns, your panniers are sure to follow.
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    Where can get this set-up

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    I get plenty of heel clearance with my OMM rack and Carradice panniers on my conventional short wheelbased mountain bike. But on the other hand, I wear size 42 shoes.
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    babysaph - arkel is www.arkel-od.com
    They also stock Old Man Mountain racks - the Red rock ones for the rear.

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    My first short tours were using a Aventis rack (from Galyan's stores, think they are gone now) and Cannondale rear panniers on a Schwinn Mesa with no problems. In any case, mount the panniers as far to the rear as possible. The Cannondales, though a little lightweight and maybe loosely mounted, are adjustable. front/rear on the bottom of the pannier. I still use the panniers.

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    Check this rack here. My heels hit my panniers on my other rack but had plenty of clearance with this. Plus it's sturdy as hell. I did my first tour on a mountain bike and had a blast so enjoy!

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    What about bags for the front? The same kind?

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