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Riding with a single front pannier?

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Old 09-15-16, 04:50 PM
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Riding with a single front pannier?

I generally only bring a single bag when commuting, and I've been riding with a single pannier on the rear rack with no problems.

I'm thinking of getting a low-rider front rack for a bike with low-trail geometry, and so having a front load rather than rear seems attractive, but for short trips and commutes I don't want to have to worry about balancing the load.

Is running a single light pannier on a low-rider front rack doable, or is it too unstable?
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I generally only bring a single bag when commuting, and I've been riding with a single pannier on the rear rack with no problems.

I'm thinking of getting a low-rider front rack for a bike with low-trail geometry, and so having a front load rather than rear seems attractive, but for short trips and commutes I don't want to have to worry about balancing the load.

Is running a single light pannier on a low-rider front rack doable, or is it too unstable?
It works fine. You won't even notice while the bike is in motion. It's a little wierd while walking the bike, but that's not what bikes are for.
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Go for it! I do it all the time. No problems.
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Yes, it was our standard commuting arrangement for years. No issues.
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I do it six days a week without troubles of any sort.
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