Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    30
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Nashbar Panniers?

    I'm going to be taking some short overnight rides and possibly a 3-4 day tour from Atlanta to Birmingham during the summer. Do you guys and gals think the Nashbar waterproof panniers will hold up and perform reasonably or should I go ahead and buy something like the Ortlieb Bike Packer Plus panniers? I'm only going to be starting out with a rear rack and rear panniers and it's doubtful I'll be doing any long tours until next year. Advice appreciated...

    Thanks,
    Chapman

  2. #2
    jwa
    jwa is offline
    moron
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    285
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bought a pair 7-8 years ago - too long ago to be referenced regarding current quality. That being said,

    - They continue to serve my purpose well (10-14 day tours) - don't think I'd use them on a world tour, but the relatively light-duty trip you describe for this year I expect wouldn't be a problem
    - Especially if you may not really get into touring, you might save the money until you decide to ride The Big One
    - Nashbar-brand products, in general, I think are decent quality - not Ortlieb level, but certainly servicable

    J.W.

  3. #3
    Slow Rider bwgride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Georgia, USA
    Posts
    797
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have several pair I use for commuting 3 to 4 days a week and have been using them for couple years now. All fine so far.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    My Bikes
    05 Cannondale R800, 06 Redline conquest, 07 Surly LHT
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I bought a pair of the front Nashbar waterproof panniers a few weeks ago. I am getting ready for a 5 or 6 day tour mid May. I have used these panniers for commuting since I got them. They seem to be good quality, and I have had no problems with them so far. Hope this helps.

    Frank

  5. #5
    Occasional poster countrydirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pueblo, CO
    My Bikes
    Miyata Trail, Giant Kronos, Scwinn Sierra
    Posts
    287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a set of Nashbar Euro - not waterproof, but I live in the land of no dew. Have done 1 overnight. Everything dry. Comparing the construction to the Nashbar to a set of Lone Pine front - no contest. I will take the Lone Pine over the Nashbar in a moment. Tighter weave on the nylon fabric.

  6. #6
    Slowpoach
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Melbourne, AU
    My Bikes
    Cannondale T800, Northwood tandem, 1970s Gitane fixxed 45x16
    Posts
    1,088
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Short trip, on road, 1st world - they'll be fine.

    Don't get hung up on the "best" piece of equipment unless you know you will be punishing it for months and months.

  7. #7
    Senior Member ken cummings's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    northern California
    My Bikes
    Bruce Gordon BLT, Cannondale parts bike, Ecodyne recumbent trike, Counterpoint Opus 2, miyata 1000
    Posts
    5,606
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got a set of their MTB panniers. Price was the sole factor. Fount they didn't stay on my rack very well on anything but the smoothest roads and needed a bunjee cord as back up. Also after a couple of days the rubber cord tensioner on one of the bags came loose. I didn't complain to them, I did get the least expensive bags I could find. I will rig my own system in a while. If price no object I'd get a set of the Bruce Gordon bags that are specifically designed to go with my rack.
    This space open

  8. #8
    Slow and Go ShortCircuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Park City, UT
    My Bikes
    Touring: CoMotion Custom Americano; Comfort Road: Cannondale R800; Don't use it much but Mtn Bike: Specialized StumpJumper; Folding: Dahon;
    Posts
    41
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've had the waterproof front panniers for several years. I have taken them to Italy, Ireland and New Zealand on extended tours and they do just fine.
    Cheryl

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    30
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for all the replies. I'll probably just pick up the Nashbar panniers. Do you guys and gals know of any other inexpensive panniers that are better choices for the type of touring I mentioned above?

    Thanks,
    Chapman

  10. #10
    Occasional poster countrydirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pueblo, CO
    My Bikes
    Miyata Trail, Giant Kronos, Scwinn Sierra
    Posts
    287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I picked up the Lone Pine Sundance panniers from Campmor for about the same price as the Nashbars

  11. #11
    Dances a jig. Mchaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Central, Ok
    My Bikes
    2007 Surly Long Haul Trucker 54cm (Commuting/Wanna' go tour so bad), 1985 Trek 670 21" (Road), 2003 Gary Fisher Tassajara 17" (MTB), Cannondale DeltaV 600 (commuterized MTB), some junker bikes in my garage
    Posts
    403
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by countrydirt
    I picked up the Lone Pine Sundance panniers from Campmor for about the same price as the Nashbars
    I'm guessing you mean Lone Peak? Thetouringstore.com also carries Lone Peak. Pretty good deals on the "matched sets", but still more expensive than the Nashbar/Performance panniers. If you want rain covers with the Lone Peaks you also need to drop an extra $45 for a front/rear set. The Performance panniers come with covers, and the Nashbar waterproofs, are well, waterproof. I guess you have to pay if you want quality though.

    Does anyone have any experience with the Performance Epic and Pro panniers? The mounting involves a strap, and buckle system. It looks very secure, but I've read they are quite difficult to take off of the bike because of that. Although that could be an advantage if you are worried about theft.

    Epic: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...slisearch=true

    Pro:http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...slisearch=true

    They were on sale for around $65 and $55 not long ago.
    Last edited by Mchaz; 05-01-07 at 09:01 PM.

  12. #12
    Occasional poster countrydirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pueblo, CO
    My Bikes
    Miyata Trail, Giant Kronos, Scwinn Sierra
    Posts
    287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ooops, Lone Peak - but Lone Pine would be a cool name for something!

Posting Permissions

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