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Old 09-03-16, 08:06 PM
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Please help me choose panniers for my needs...

Recently picked up a Cannonade Bad Boy (lower end model) for $350 off of Craigslist, only ridden once by the previous owner and came with a nice Specialized Romin Evo saddle. (It's an XL, I'm 6'2" tall, previous owner was 5'11" and it was too big for him) Plan on using my bike to commute to and from work, which is just over 8 miles each way. I work as an ER and critical care nurse. Would need panniers that would hold my work clothes, food for a 12 hour shift, bike lock, repair/tool kit, and also gym clothes (belong to a climbing gym) that consist of climbing shoes, harness, chalk bag, etc.

I live in the East Bay just outside of San Francisco and work in a hospital in a crappy part of Oakland. Bike would be locked in a parking garage in a bike cage. Want panniers that are easily mounted and removable, shoulder/carry straps would be nice. Also would use the panniers for trips to the grocery store.

Have pretty much decided on the Topeak Explorer (disc) rack. As far as panniers, leaning toward the Axiom panniers. They seem to get great reviews and are very reasonably priced, or should I just bite the bullet and just shell out for the industry standard, Ortleib Back Roller Classic?
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Axiom's have worked well for me and the wife. I also like the Axiom racks.
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Why would you buy the Topeak Explorer rack if you are not going to use the Topeak quick-release panniers with it? Does the Axiom bag slide into the track of the Topeak Explorer?

I tortured myself shopping for panniers this past year and finally ended up with the Topeak MTX EXP or DXP (whichever is the larger one) trunk bag that converts into panniers. It's got plenty of room, slides on and off very easily, and has a shoulder strap.

As others might tell you, the zippers are not as high-quality as you'd expect them to be on such an expensive bag, but I've had no problems with them so far.
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I like the Arkel panniers. The cam hook system engages very securely even without a bottom hook as on my Arkel shoppers. Even when I'm inattentive and caffeine free and don't manage to engage both cam hooks, the one engaged cam just tightens up - I've ridden several miles with a loose bag before just assuming its the load within the large panniers shifting before I find out I missed a hook. The bags can normally be mounted one hand, but heavier or awkward loads usually require two.

The cam hooks are movable on their own rail so can be adjusted to miss braces on the rack.

With the large and boxy shopping bag, heel clearance can be an issue if you don't have long chainstays. Also, they are a bit pricey.

Still, I've had my Arlel shoppers for 6 years and they still work fine.
Since I've bought mine, they have come up with a number of bags that convert to backpacks when off the bike and have what looks like a decent briefcase model.
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Why would you buy the Topeak Explorer rack if you are not going to use the Topeak quick-release panniers with it? Does the Axiom bag slide into the track of the Topeak Explorer?

I tortured myself shopping for panniers this past year and finally ended up with the Topeak MTX EXP or DXP (whichever is the larger one) trunk bag that converts into panniers. It's got plenty of room, slides on and off very easily, and has a shoulder strap.

As others might tell you, the zippers are not as high-quality as you'd expect them to be on such an expensive bag, but I've had no problems with them so far.
I bought a Topeak rack because it was made the way I want a rack to be made. If I found another rack, by a different producer, for a lower price, with similar layout, I would have bought that one.

I wanted a rack with lowered pannier rails, so I can put both panniers and a backpack on top of ti.

I wanted it to have a spring, to hold a backpack more steadily and easily.

So I got this model, but with a spring. I don't see it being produced anymore, but it's just like in this pic, except it has a spring as well:



I went for Ortlieb panniers, using the saying "I'm not rich enough to buy cheap things", and have been very happy so far. If there wasn't rain in regular intervals where I ride, I might have went for some cheaper ones.
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...I went for Ortlieb panniers, using the saying "I'm not rich enough to buy cheap things", and have been very happy so far. If there wasn't rain in regular intervals where I ride, I might have went for some cheaper ones.
+1 dittoes, as a utility pannier for year round commuting here in Boston in nearly all weather (I might not ride in a drenching thunderstorm, but I could trust my Ortlieb; just one is satisfactory for my needs). Every feature IMO is excellent, easily detachable and portable, and the only, but not serious drawback is that there are no separate pockets, but I use plastic bags to compartmentalize.

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I have Axiom Typhoon panniers that work very well for me. I've been only using them for a year, but they're holding up very well.
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I'm pretty indifferent to waterproof panniers. I just put things in plastic bags which organizes everything and keeps it dry.

I'd eyeball the storage capacity you need before buying anything. The topeak dxp trunk bag isn't a bad choice if you are going with the topeak rack and if the capacity (1380 cu inches) suffices. Otherwise get bigger bags (you may need them for grocery shopping) and don't get stuck on one manufacturer's rack. There are other fine racks out there.

You also want to think about lighting when looking at racks.
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I'm pretty indifferent to waterproof panniers. I just put things in plastic bags which organizes everything and keeps it dry.

I'd eyeball the storage capacity you need before buying anything. The topeak dxp trunk bag isn't a bad choice if you are going with the topeak rack and if the capacity (1380 cu inches) suffices. Otherwise get bigger bags (you may need them for grocery shopping) and don't get stuck on one manufacturer's rack. There are other fine racks out there.

You also want to think about lighting when looking at racks.
Thats the dilemma. I'm sure just commuting back and forth to work the DXP Trunk Bag with the expandable panniers would suffice, and is more lightweight, but not as versatile as say, a set of Axiom or Ortlieb Back Rollers. I will say, I am leaning more toward the Ortlieb Back Roller Classics simply because they seem to be bomb-proof, get stellar reviews whenever you read about them, and they seem to be very versatile, and having a shoulder strap that's already attached seems like something most wouldn't worry about, but makes a difference since I'd be carrying the pannier from the parking garage almost 2 blocks to the building I work in. Plus, if I'm going light I can just use one pannier and leave the second at home. No zippers to break (I've read that the zippers are Topeak Trunk Bag's weak point), no bungee cord knots to come untied (Axiom mounting system).

And the poster who said, "I'm not rich enough to buy cheap things" pretty much summed it up. I could easily buy a rich and Topeak Trunk Bag for much less than what a set of Back Roller Classics cost, but is it worth just biting the bullet upfront and shelling out for what's been proven as a tried and true classic?
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You're not going to go wrong with the Ortliebs; there's so much positive consumer feedback on them. Still you can get the axioms plus the rain covers for half the price. I like the axiom racks. Nor would I worry about the bungee mounting system being a failure point. It's been used for a long time on a lot of different panniers and, for what it's worth, I've never had one fail on me. Plus it would be super easy to fix if need be.
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Why would you buy the Topeak Explorer rack if you are not going to use the Topeak quick-release panniers with it?
Fair enough question. I would buy the Topeak rack even if I didn't go with the their Trung Bag/panniers, etc., simply because it's a well-make rack and very reasonable, and it's on sale right now at REI. It's welded, not riveted like some other racks, and it uses 3 supports instead of 2, making it sturdier, more rigid and can carry more. It's also one that I know will fit on my bike that has disc brakes.
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I haven't tried most of the current brands of panniers. I bought some small Ortlieb panniers two or three years ago, and they're still working great and show no signs of wear. I often make the mistake of buying cheap initially and then replacing with something good. I skipped the first step this time, and it worked out well.
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I've always liked the Banjo Brothers stuff. Good quality at a reasonable price. I've been using their Saddle Bag panniers for about 2 years of daily commutes and they are holding up well.
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Toss my vote in for Ortlieb panniers. I have two of the office models with the QL3 system, which has plastic peg assemblies that are mounted to rack, with easy clip in of bags, and no hooks on bags. While I like the Ortlieb bags, I rather wish I had gone with the Backrollers and the QL2 system, which has has hooks built in to the bags. The QL3 is not bad, but when switching from bikes it is a bit of a pain in that I have to move the QL3 mounts. The carry straps also have to be packed inside the bags. Otherwise they work fine. Pricey, but sturdy and waterproof, although I still bag electronics to be safe.
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Yes, larger Backroller that has hooks on the pannier itself.

100% waterproof for me - tested in several thunderstorms with downpoors. Everything was completely soaked on the bike and me, except the panniers contents. While a rain jacket would give in, the panniers kept their contents dry.
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Here's a link to a thread I started as an update to this thread and what I ended up with: http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/...-ended-up.html
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I'm also trying to figure out what panniers to buy.

The used bike I bought came with big Axiom panniers and I don't really like them. You can see them here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1...EJoUC10Q25laWM

Over time of me using them they have faded in the sun and rain. I hate the design, there is only one snap that holds them together and it never stays shut so it flies open when im riding.
The material is definitely thick and can hold a lot of groceries, but that's the only thing I like about them.

Now I'm looking on amazon.ca and might buy these: https://www.amazon.ca/BV-Quick-Relea...VVZNESRDGGH4V1

Or these...
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00KW2ZIMQ/...I3B01PNVNNXWY4

But I am also interested in buying some waterproof ones at the bike shop in town, I think they are buy Ortlieb that are 150 bucks for a set. But really, all they are is like a dry bag. No pockets or pouches, just like a dry bag you use while kayaking.
I like the waterproof aspect, but the other ones on amazon are cheaper and even though they aren't waterproof they have more compartments and features.
I don't know...
But I'm not too happy with axiom even though everyone and their dog seems to think it's the best.

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And the poster who said, "I'm not rich enough to buy cheap things" pretty much summed it up. I could easily buy a rich and Topeak Trunk Bag for much less than what a set of Back Roller Classics cost, but is it worth just biting the bullet upfront and shelling out for what's been proven as a tried and true classic?
Eh... I've had way too many experiences spending money on popular expensive items just to be disappointed and buying cheaper products and being blown away by the impressive quality.

And I review things on amazon.ca all the time, and have found that the popular products with hundreds of 5 star reviews are most times staged.

Maybe the Ortlieb waterproof bags and the axiom typhoons are good, but when I saw them in person, I was not impressed. All they are is dry bags, and my much cheaper kayaking dry bags are thicker and better quality then they are. I swear on it. I could just figure out how to mount my dry bags onto my bike and it would be the same thing. I figure what people are paying for with those fancy brand names is just the brand name.

Same as those fitbit things. I finally got one and was like, holy crap, this thing doesn't do half the things my phone fitness tracking app can do. It was really inaccurate too.

I think maybe I will take a risk on a lesser known pannier this time. Especially since I do enjoy reviewing products that aren't well known to people.
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Eh... I've had way too many experiences spending money on popular expensive items just to be disappointed and buying cheaper products and being blown away by the impressive quality.

And I review things on amazon.ca all the time, and have found that the popular products with hundreds of 5 star reviews are most times staged.

Maybe the Ortlieb waterproof bags and the axiom typhoons are good, but when I saw them in person, I was not impressed. All they are is dry bags, and my much cheaper kayaking dry bags are thicker and better quality then they are. I swear on it. I could just figure out how to mount my dry bags onto my bike and it would be the same thing. I figure what people are paying for with those fancy brand names is just the brand name.

Same as those fitbit things. I finally got one and was like, holy crap, this thing doesn't do half the things my phone fitness tracking app can do. It was really inaccurate too.

I think maybe I will take a risk on a lesser known pannier this time. Especially since I do enjoy reviewing products that aren't well known to people.
Eh...well, not everyone is going to agree or find one particular product to be the be all, end all. If that were the case we wouldn't have choices and there'd only be one of everything since it would unanimously be considered the best. But we're all different, have different intentions and uses of products, different priorities, etc.

I agree that the Ortlieb's are overpriced, but pretty much EVERY review I read on them was overwhelmingly favorable. They are exactly what you described, simply overpriced dry bags that are proven to be super durable with fancy mounting hardware. Plain and simple, no bells and whistles, straight to the point. Like you said, if you only could figure out how to mount your apparently better constructed and burlier dry bags, you'd have an equal if not superior product. But you haven't figured out how to mount them, and Ortlieb did, so there you go.

I'm not saying that everything that costs more is always superior or better quality. Of course not. There are products out there that are very expensive that are useless while a lesser expensive item is better suited for my needs. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet though. The Ortlieb's clicked every check box for me, while all the others missed one of two check boxes. So I shelled out for them. Instead of buying new shoes I re-purposed some old mountain biking shoes/sneakers instead of buying new shoes and kept the stock components on the bike and didn't change anything since it all works just fine now, albeit it's bottom of the line components. There's my compromise.

Not everything is cut and dry. They key is to do your research ahead of time and figure out if a certain product suits YOUR needs, and not make your decision based on the fact that everyone else is using it, like the FitBit. I know that was a joke and a marketing scheme when it came out. I didn't need to shell out the cash for one to make that decision.
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One word of caution about panniers that come off super easily. My ortliebs come off just from a pull of the handles on top. A friend of a friend (I know) had her ortliebs taken while she was stopped at a light. The caution you exercise is related to where you ride. I don't want to take that chance in heavy traffic, so now I string a bungee through the handles. That will slow down the would-be thief, and I might feel the tug on the bike if he dares to try.
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One word of caution about panniers that come off super easily. My ortliebs come off just from a pull of the handles on top. A friend of a friend (I know) had her ortliebs taken while she was stopped at a light. The caution you exercise is related to where you ride. I don't want to take that chance in heavy traffic, so now I string a bungee through the handles. That will slow down the would-be thief, and I might feel the tug on the bike if he dares to try.
I once had someone try and steal my motorcycle while I was on it, bike running, stopped at a light. Didn't end well for that person.
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One word of caution about panniers that come off super easily. My ortliebs come off just from a pull of the handles on top. A friend of a friend (I know) had her ortliebs taken while she was stopped at a light. The caution you exercise is related to where you ride. I don't want to take that chance in heavy traffic, so now I string a bungee through the handles. That will slow down the would-be thief, and I might feel the tug on the bike if he dares to try.
Do you ever have issues with that type just falling off randomly when you hit bumps?
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But you haven't figured out how to mount them
Simply buckle it onto the bike rack and secure it with a strap...
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Do you ever have issues with that type just falling off randomly when you hit bumps?
Never. This is one of the brilliant things about Ortlieb attachment hardware. It's very easy to attach and detach, and neither attachment nor detachment happens inadvertently. They both happen exactly when you want them to.
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