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.