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Old 04-06-17, 08:42 PM   #1
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Panniers for Tubus Airy

I'm finally wanting to get a rear rack. I carry my bike up two flights of stairs at home, so I want I've been avoiding it do to bike weight. But here I am looking at the Tubus Airy. It only weighs a half pound and carries up to about 60 pounds.

I'm new to panniers. I'm confused by the specs listed for the Airy:
The Airy is only compatible with the Ortlieb-Pannier-Model ''Backroller'' from model year 2007 on.
The ''Frontroller'' fits yet. Don't fix bag holders on your Airy/Carry, which have to be clamped onto the rack (like an Ortlieb bag-adapter for example)


Can anyone interpret this for me? I want to use your standard everyday panniers and grocery panniers. For instance:
Minnehaha Grocery Pannier - Bags and Panniers - Accessories
or https://northstbags.com/collections/...nt=24605164741

But I don't know if the Airy works with regular panniers. Thoughts? Knowledge? Experiences?
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Old 04-07-17, 06:25 AM   #2
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I would recommend that you go to the touring store dot com and read the extra information the store owner has posted about this rack. He has added valuable information to the regular product description.

The top rail where the bags hook on is only 9 inches. The two bags you linked do not specify distance between the hooks.

The airy is compatible with other panniers not just Ortlieb, they just need to fit. The guy at the touring store has a good reputation for sharing his knowledge and should be able to discuss alternatives.

FWIW, some pannier hooks are bolted on, and would be a simple modification to make that type fit.
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Thanks. This is very helpful.
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Ive got the Tubus and use Ortleib Velo Shoppers for grocery runs. I like that I can grab them and they release easily. I take them into the grocery store, shop and let the clerk load them up. Then they snap back onto the Tubus and off I go. Nice product for my application.
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Their Plus fabric is the lighter ortlieb uses..

their classic is the truck tarp that inspired the founder to make bags from.
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