Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southampton, UK
Bikes: Gazelle Trim Trophy, EG Bates Track Bike, HR Bates Cantiflex bike, Nigel Dean fixed gear conversion, Raleigh Royal, Falcon Westminster.
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Any reason not to use these as front panniers, as well as rear?
The wife and I are taking our tandem camping in the summer. We've got a trailer, and I've fitted a front rack to go with the rear it already had, but I only have rather poor panniers, so I'm looking out for a set. I've pretty much settled on the items below for rear panniers, but when I checked the same site for front panniers, I could only get much smaller, non-waterproof ones, and they still cost more. Is there any reason not to get a second set of these for the front? We'll not be loading anything too heavy in them (weight is all to go in the trailer).
These are what I was looking at for the front, but if I can pay less, get more capacity, and waterproofness, I can't think why not. These are not going to be used for thousands of miles of touring, just for occasional summer jaunts, this one being 40 miles each way, and as general use panniers on my various other bikes. I recognise that the Carradice ones will be better quality, but I'm not sure I need that....