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    Will the topeak rx rack take any panniers?

    Hi,

    As the title says, will the Topeak RX with side pannels take any pannier bags? I'm thinking of the altura Arran 32 pair: http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...niers-ec008436

    If I load it with a bit more then 7kg will it break?

    Thanks

    jt80

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    Haven't used the RX, but I attached an MTX to the ALLOY seatpost of a rental Lynskey ti race bike last September. I hung the DX-P trunkbag and Panniers off of it, with a total weight of 18 pounds (rack, side panels trunkbag and load). Had no problems other than it affecting handling. You could definitely feel the load back there trying to make you wheelie. Not saying it was actually close to doing so but you could feel a force trying to lift the front wheel. We rode350 miles around Provence with no problems.
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    Thanks for the response. Do you recall if there would have been a possibilty of hanging pannier bags straight on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jteighty View Post
    Thanks for the response. Do you recall if there would have been a possibilty of hanging pannier bags straight on?
    I don't see why not, given that it has fairly standard rails. I'm not at home so can't check with my Ortliebs right now, but I'd be happy to tonight. I do believe the MTX rack is heavier duty than the RX, though, so my answer won't necessarily be of any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
    I don't see why not, given that it has fairly standard rails. I'm not at home so can't check with my Ortliebs right now, but I'd be happy to tonight. I do believe the MTX rack is heavier duty than the RX, though, so my answer won't necessarily be of any help.

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    Ok great. Thanks a lot.

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    FWIW, I'd probably skip on panniers with the RX's.

    1) They are really designed for their own bags with the side bags (e.g. the RX Trunkbag EX)
    2) Weight capacity is pretty low, 15-20 lbs depending on the model.
    3) You can't use both a pannier and the Topeak bags that slide into the rack (the RX types)

    If you're going to use panniers, you might as well use a real rack. If your bike doesn't have eyelets, you can always use P-clamps or, worst case scenario, use a rack that clamps onto the brake bosses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
    FWIW, I'd probably skip on panniers with the RX's.

    1) They are really designed for their own bags with the side bags (e.g. the RX Trunkbag EX)
    2) Weight capacity is pretty low, 15-20 lbs depending on the model.
    3) You can't use both a pannier and the Topeak bags that slide into the rack (the RX types)

    If you're going to use panniers, you might as well use a real rack. If your bike doesn't have eyelets, you can always use P-clamps or, worst case scenario, use a rack that clamps onto the brake bosses.
    I've always been under the impression that p clips aren't the safest. Aren't they damaging to the frame? If I use p clips can I use any rack (like tortec ultralite)? What about the upper connection to the frame? (I have no holes at all-got a racing bike).

    I was looking at the streamliner by axiom but the problem
    was that'll cause difficulty to fix a flat..

    Thanks

    JT80

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