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Old 01-14-19, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris! View Post
Looking at upgrading...
You can probably still get a good deal on Ortlieb City line of panniers if you buy from a German/Euro Internet Bike Shop - they were a better deal 2-3 years ago when currency exchange rate was more favorable to USD and Ortlieb began selling City bags in USA. City are very close to Classic Rollers (CR) - same material, same nominal size, but cheaper and lighter. They are significantly lighter than front and rear CRs because they lack their overloading capability, and the material required to provide this capability. They also lack the shoulder straps of CR, but Cities straps are shorter and a bit lighter too. Ortlieb sells an accessory shoulder strap for City if you need it. Finally, City rear bags are not compatible with Ortlieb Rack Pack bags but you shouldn't need this much capacity for weekend tours anyway. OrtliebUSA renamed all their front bags Sport a while back, so don't let that confuse you.
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