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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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    Black.

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    Red...for visibility.

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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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    One of each?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by carkmouch View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jaypee View Post
    Black.
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    You can't go wrong with black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpmartineau View Post
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    You can't go wrong with black.
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    I'm getting a blue LHT with blue Ortleib panniers. I like the all blue theme.

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    Red for visibility, finding things inside and standing out in pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foggydew View Post
    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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