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Old 03-03-10, 05:50 PM   #1
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Least Heel strike prone panniers (under $100)

I'm currently using some nashbar jobs that I got for near pennies. Great for commuting but they're falling apart after a few months of use.

I've got size 15 feet, so I need something of small-medium size.

Doesn't need to be water proof, I've got a Dry Sack for that.
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Also, the Axiom Cartier is listed as 1220 ci, is that per pannier or both combined?
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Old 03-03-10, 06:11 PM   #3
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A longer frame
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I've owned the Axiom Cartier and they served me well for a few years. Stitching seemed well done and zippers also held. I ended up selling them used on eBay when I purchased some Orlieb's. I'm pretty sure they are each 672 cubic inches.....12x14x4 each. Not super big but just about perfect for commuting. With the angle they have in front they kept my heels in good shape. I wear size 45 sidi's for reference though.

Having the bungie on top of the bag came in very handy lots of times.

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I've a 46cm chainstay, as long as could be used for my custom build. Add 120mm cranks to my size 15 shoes and panniers become an issue.

I'm having some lasalles over-nighted, hopefully they work, otherwise I'm SOL for decent panniers on this trip.
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The lasalles are great. I've never had any heelstrike issues on bikes with shorter chainstays and 175 cranks. I have size 11 feet.
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The lasalles are great. I've never had any heelstrike issues on bikes with shorter chainstays and 175 cranks. I have size 11 feet.
Good to know. I guess if all else fails I'll get a front rack, my rear wheel might like that better anyway.
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Maybe you can find a rack that is a bit longer?
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Maybe you can find a rack that is a bit longer?
I've a problem with conflicting hardware. I'm using a brake booster (68cm frame, seat-stays are long and flex) to have effective rear brakes. Most quality racks I've seen have decent support bars to the seat stay, which can't be bent to fit around the brake booster.

Here's what I had to do...
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Get a Tubus Logo rack, and mount your bags on the lower rail which extends back further. Looking at the wee picture above, you might be better off fixing the rack to two P-clips attaches to the seatstays, rather than the braze-ons. I think whatever you buy, if you're determined to use that brake-booster thing, you'll have to do some crazy kung-fu DIY to make the rack fit.

Why the brake booster? If (no offence intended here, just an observation about shoe size!) you're a large and possibly heavy chap and need a little extra in the braking department, you could try hydraulic rim brakes instead of centre-pulls?
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