i'm in the process of deciding which rack/pannier setup to go with on my cross-check. i've somewhat boiled it down to the tubus cargo or the surly nice rack, and the ortlieb bikepacker or the carradice super C panniers.
i like the nice rack, but it's heavier than the tubus. the tubus also has a rock solid rep. any have either mounted on a cross-check? any heel clearance issues?
for the panniers i like the idea of the carradice super Cs. they only weigh about 100g more than the ortliebs and hold 54 litres vs. the ortlieb's 40.
does anyone have experience with any combination of the above? what's worked and what hasn't?