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Old 02-22-10, 09:54 PM   #1
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up top rear pack for winter?

most of the pics i see of peoples winter rigs have them with packs on the top of their rear rack not the side.

Is that a winter balance thing or just coincedence?
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Old 02-23-10, 01:02 AM   #2
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It is more stable to keep the weight lower...
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Old 02-23-10, 05:57 AM   #3
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I'd say coincidence. Like electrik said, winter balance is even better with panniers (compared to carrying load on top of rack).
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Old 03-10-10, 08:25 AM   #4
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I'm just a rear rack trunk type of person. but yes: "the~higher~the~dryer" I also have a rain cover for my rack trunk
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Old 03-10-10, 09:18 AM   #5
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I prefer a rack trunk bag year 'round simply because it's less to drag through the headwinds, and I usually don't need more space than it provides.

When I need more capacity, then I add panniers.
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Old 03-13-10, 07:26 PM   #7
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In cold weather I don't need the change of clothes that I use in the summer. I use panniers in the summer.
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