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Old 05-18-08, 08:33 PM   #1
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Help me pick my pannier color scheme

Alright, so I'm about to give in a get a new rack and pannier touring set-up for my LHT, with Tubus racks and Lonepeak panniers sets from thetouringstore.com. I use a 56cm Blue LHT, so should I go for the blue, black, or red panniers? I know, it's fairly frivolous, but I'd like others' subjective thoughts on what would look best

I did my first overnight tour with some friends last weekend, who all used racks and panniers, while I towed along a second-hand toddler trailer packed with my camping and basic living stuff. The trailer worked well for hauling stuff, but damn was it heavy. In areas of hills and tail winds, I would lag considerably far behind my friends. Seeing how much easier my friends were having it with their panniers convinced me enough to get some. I'm getting the Lonepeak P-500 and P-100 matched set, and a matched set of Cargo and Tara racks to hang them on.
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Old 05-18-08, 08:42 PM   #2
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Here are pictures of my blue Lone Peak Panniers and their rain covers. If you are worried about visibility, just put the rain covers on, they GLOW!




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Yeah, it's frivolous. So?

Black is boring. It's what I have, the pannier I wanted wasn't available in eye-searing yellow.

I'd go for the blue, unless the red of the panniers matches the bike very, very closely indeed. Those LPs are gorgeous in any color.
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I got the bright yellow Ortliebs for my blue LHT...good for visibility and if I plan on stealth camping I'll just bring a tarp or some yard bags.

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Alright, so I'm about to give in a get a new rack and pannier touring set-up for my LHT, with Tubus racks and Lonepeak panniers sets from thetouringstore.com. I use a 56cm Blue LHT, so should I go for the blue, black, or red panniers? I know, it's fairly frivolous, but I'd like others' subjective thoughts on what would look best

I did my first overnight tour with some friends last weekend, who all used racks and panniers, while I towed along a second-hand toddler trailer packed with my camping and basic living stuff. The trailer worked well for hauling stuff, but damn was it heavy. In areas of hills and tail winds, I would lag considerably far behind my friends. Seeing how much easier my friends were having it with their panniers convinced me enough to get some. I'm getting the Lonepeak P-500 and P-100 matched set, and a matched set of Cargo and Tara racks to hang them on.
The Lonepeak site shows that the P-500 only comes in red or black (the P-100 comes in red, black, blue or steel). If you want a matched set, then I think black is the colour to choose.
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Black bags: hard to find things in. hard to see in the dark. get hot and melt things. less visible.
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I'm getting a blue LHT with blue Ortleib panniers. I like the all blue theme.
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The Lonepeak site shows that the P-500 only comes in red or black (the P-100 comes in red, black, blue or steel). If you want a matched set, then I think black is the colour to choose.
Wayne at The Touring Store is able to get all of the Lone Peak Panniers in blue, I got mine last fall.
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