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    In need of really skinny panniers

    I'm in need of some really really skinny panniers for my upcoming tour. What do you think?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaNBuqSuNqk

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    Panniers wouldn't ever work there. You'll need to wear some kind of small backpack. Ideally the kind that houses a parachute.

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    frame pack, top rack, and a big seat cutout for the huge balls you'd have to have, and go at it my friend. Take a few pictures. Keep days short enough that you aren't tired while you ride this stuff. . . a small slip could. . . ruin some camping equipment.

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    Did they read the book "Over the Cliff by Hugo Furst"? I got ill watching that.

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    desire to try to lift a heavier bike?,
    Prime Kit, German Tout Terrain makes a seat post mounted Day pack rack,
    you could put the pack (IDK if they really made their pack to fit their rack, an Ideal ,
    so as to be an EZ quick On /Off.)
    on the rack when not being so Technical on a narrow goat trail.

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    A backpack for sure, possibly a small frame bag from Revelate or similar. For technical singletrack MTBing, you want to keep you bike light for better control and handling. Looks like fun!
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    I cut 1 1/2 inches of the depth off each my Orlieb Rear Packers (in pic to the left) in part to negotiate single track. I only saw a couple of spots in the video where I might not be able to squeeze through. It would certainly be possible to cut a set of panniers down even more. I partially compensated for the narrower depth by making them taller and attaching them lower.
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    I'm not sure, but it seems like you want to have cargo capacity while doing technical mountain biking?

    If so, what you want is bikepacking-style bags. Check out www.bikepacking.net; they've got forums and a ton of info on people's personal setups. There are a ton of cottage-industry bag makers producing frame packs (that go inside your front triangle), large, stable saddlebags, and handlebar slings. It's a much lighter way of carrying gear than racks and panniers, and keeps the profile of the bike narrow as well as preserving handling better than panniers would. You do have to be pretty minimalist with your gear, but for short trips it's what people are doing these days, and even for some long ones.

    http://www.julianbender.net/surlytroll

    Scroll down and you'll see my personal setup for short overnighter trips...

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    LOL - thinking you should do what most people do on that trail - walk with a backpack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robow View Post
    I'm in need of some really really skinny panniers for my upcoming tour. What do you think?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaNBuqSuNqk
    Large rack pack?

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    Yikes! You don't want to catch an edge or lean the wrong way! Reminds me of the Flume Trail at Lake Tahoe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV8jM...e_gdata_player

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    Skip the paniers, you wouldn't live long enough to use what is in them! Or use any size pannier you want, just on the right side only...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robow View Post
    I'm in need of some really really skinny panniers for my upcoming tour. What do you think?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaNBuqSuNqk
    If you don't stop eating those donuts, the panniers aren't going to be the issue.
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