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Carrying Stuff on a Hybrid ?

Old 01-26-17, 06:27 PM
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Carrying Stuff on a Hybrid ?

For short rides in town , carrying my 32L backpack on my back is fine .
For longer day trips , I'd like to try some options .
What do you find least effects the ride , or what's your preference ?
This is on a standard non-susspension Hybrid .

Front basket , ie Wald
Saddle bag , ie Carridice
Rear Rack , bag on top with bungee cord
Rear Rack w pannier
Other
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Old 01-26-17, 06:35 PM
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I'm a rack trunk person. everywhere on every ride. even works great on rough unpaved trails

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Old 01-26-17, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
I'm a rack trunk person. everywhere on every ride. even works great on rough unpaved trails

Nice photo .
Which FX is that ?
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Originally Posted by pakeboi View Post
For short rides in town , carrying my 32L backpack on my back is fine .
For longer day trips , I'd like to try some options .
What do you find least effects the ride , or what's your preference ?
This is on a standard non-susspension Hybrid .

Front basket , ie Wald
Saddle bag , ie Carridice
Rear Rack , bag on top with bungee cord
Rear Rack w pannier
Other
When I ride with a detachable rear rack basket and my backpack in that basket, I can't tell any difference between that and riding my bike with no basket & backpack on.
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Old 01-26-17, 07:18 PM
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The trunk bag/saddle bag is probably the least obtrusive and most aerodynamic. But unless you're going all out on corners even panniers don't feel too bad, and I love the convenience.
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Old 01-26-17, 07:34 PM
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Trunk bag.
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Old 01-27-17, 06:29 AM
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My pannier is my "purse." For commutes, it's loaded. For other rides, sometimes it only has the tools. I can grab it and throw it on any of my three bikes with ease and know I have everything I need.
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Old 01-27-17, 06:35 AM
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I use a pannier, I like the amount of room it gives me to carry items.
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Old 01-27-17, 07:26 AM
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another thumbs up to the trunk bag
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Old 01-27-17, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by pakeboi View Post
Nice photo. Which FX is that ?
awww thanks. nothing fancy an older, early 7.0
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Old 01-27-17, 07:33 AM
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I have a seatpost rack too which I added some DIY rear vertical supports

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I think my son has a 7.2 or a 7.3

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Old 02-02-17, 12:09 PM
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Rear panniers. I use one or both as needed. Good ones have qr locking hooks, not hook and elastic. I have large panniers but small front sized ones are my usual ones, used on the rear rack.
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Old 02-02-17, 01:33 PM
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I use a pannier for grocery shopping.

Makes car-living a sane experience.
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Old 02-02-17, 01:50 PM
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Rear rack with panniers. Gets the load low, and leaves the top of the rack available to bungee on other stuff.
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Old 02-02-17, 03:34 PM
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Many hybrids with rigid forks have a threaded boss midway up the fork that can mount a lowrider rack.
Front lowrider panniers actually stabilize the handling of your bike, compared to a high rear or high front load that will de-stabilize you. A low rear load isn't as bad as a high load, but it's still less stable than a low front load.

The biggest drawback of front panniers is the need to buy two bags instead of one. You can carry a small load (~5lbs or less) in one pannier only, but a bigger load should be balanced between two bags.

Just something to consider. Not many hybrid owners realize what those mid-fork bosses are for.
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Old 02-02-17, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by KD5NRH View Post
Rear rack with panniers. Gets the load low, and leaves the top of the rack available to bungee on other stuff.
^This!

I have a Topeak rack with the slide on accessories feature, but unfortunately, the panniers prevent a basket from sliding on. I do like doing quick trips with just the basket though. It's nice to just take the whole basket in the store while shopping. Sorry, kinda off topic there...
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Old 02-02-17, 07:26 PM
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rear rack and a variety of bags - I have a trunk bag, 2 sets of panniers shared with my wife, a small saddlebag essentially just for tools and maintenance supplies, and a bike garment bag. Take what you need to carry.
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Old 02-02-17, 08:21 PM
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Saddle bag, insulated soft sided lunch kit, and my phone bag.
And it is quick.
Being a retired Touring bike, I have both front, and rear Panniers if I need them for a larger grocery run, etc.

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Old 02-06-17, 05:55 PM
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Another thumbs up for the rack + trunk bag. When on the bike I could not tell you without looking back whether I have the trunk bag on and filled up or not, I don't even notice it.

If I have to carry more - laptop or groceries - then I use panniers with the rack. I don't really like using panniers if I don't have to, I feel slower and the bike handles oddly to one side. I've tried backpacks, wasn't a fan.
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Old 02-07-17, 12:51 PM
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Currently using one big "shopping" pannier on the back, I have to say that the balance of a trunk seems appealing. My biggest frustration coming home with a lot of groceries is fighting to keep the bike upright through the lobby and elevator. That a trunk is naturally balanced sounds awesome. I don't really feel the leftward pull of the pannier as I'm riding, but boy when I'm going through doors, up stairs, etc...
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Old 02-12-17, 12:18 PM
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had to take my fenders off & order new ones due to the wider studded tires. worried about getting the waterproof bag wet / dirty I found a plastic bag to place between the rack & trunk. the ride was actually too cold to be wet tho
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Old 02-15-17, 09:16 AM
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For me it varies by trip and this is on either an opafiets or omafiets with a very heavy duty rear rack. One bike has a front frame mounted rack with a square basket on it that works great for a lot of stuff. Being frame mounted avoids any impact on handling. Other bike has a wine crate on the rear rack. Not sure I have a preference between the two.

I have some Clarijs panniers that can go on either. Large ones can hold two bags of groceries on each side.

For real bulk cargo I use our bakfiets.
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