Originally Posted by SapporoBrian
...I am a bit concerned about heel strike issues with my 12.5 size shoes and 44L (combined) Pacific Outdoor Shaped Rear Panniers. Any opinion as to whether or not I'll have issues?
You probably won't have heel strike. The troll has a 419mm chainstay length, but the rear-most rack/fender mounting hole is a bit further back, probably at about 460mm. I researched this issue myself regarding the Ogre, which uses the same dropouts, and like the Troll, the CS length is measured to the rear axle location in it's forward-most position in the horizontal dropout slot.
The Ogre has a 431mm CS length, but the rack can be mounted as far back as ~470mm, or about 10mm further back than the LHT. I don't recall anyone reporting heel-strike issues with the LHT. Of course, you could have one of those bad combinations of feet, shoes, rack type and pannier type, but with 460mm to work with my guess you'll be alright.
You could go to the Troll thread and ask someone to measure this distance for you.
Last edited by seeker333; 04-05-12 at 03:36 PM.