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Old 07-17-06, 07:25 PM   #1
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Newbie Question About Pannier

I'm currently looking at:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=2312

together with this rack:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?sku=19330

Questions:
1. Is the rack going to be able to handle that?
2. Does a pannier go on both sides of the rack or do I need to buy two of them?
3. Is that pannier big enough to handle all my needs for 2 weeks in the Netherlands?

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Old 07-17-06, 09:33 PM   #2
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My opinions:
1. Technically yes, but you don't want it unless you're carrying way less than those panniers will handle - get a "real" rack unless all you're carrying is a change of clothes and a camera.
2. They usually come in pairs - my guess is that these do too.
3. Yes, if you pack light and aren't carrying alot of camping gear.
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Old 07-17-06, 10:30 PM   #3
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My opinions:
1. Technically yes, but you don't want it unless you're carrying way less than those panniers will handle - get a "real" rack unless all you're carrying is a change of clothes and a camera.
2. They usually come in pairs - my guess is that these do too.
3. Yes, if you pack light and aren't carrying alot of camping gear.
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Old 07-18-06, 01:00 AM   #4
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a buddy has that rack and the smaller version of the performance panniers. The attachment system on the panniers sucks. It sucks the worst with this rack. His panniers kept bouncing off because the strap attachment system didn't allow you to tighten it enough for that rack. they work a little better on my regular rear rack, but getting them off is a little awkward.

another friend has some older REI panniers and a delta seatpost rack. We did a 4 day camping self-supported tour and he was able to carry all of his gear (he didn't have stove and cookware) in them on that rack.
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REI it is! Thanks.
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