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Old 11-04-09, 04:32 PM
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Best bang for your buck modular system

Is it Bontrager/Trek Interchange line, Topeak, Axiom, or ??

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Dunno, I have Trek Interchange panniers that work great with a Topeak Explorer rack and an MTX trunk bag
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I have no frame of reference I roll with an Xtracycle. Does everything I need/want it to.
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Originally Posted by CCrew View Post
Dunno, I have Trek Interchange panniers that work great with a Topeak Explorer rack and an MTX trunk bag
And do you use velcro to attach the trunk to the rack, or are you saying that Trek's and Topeak's quick release systems are compatible with each other?
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Old 11-05-09, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
And do you use velcro to attach the trunk to the rack, or are you saying that Trek's and Topeak's quick release systems are compatible with each other?
As far as I know, panniers usually don't sit on top of a rack, so compatibility isn't an issue.

I have some panniers that I can hang off the sides of my Topeak rack, and I can still slide a Topeak trunk bag or basket into the track on top.
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Let me put it this way --

Bang-for-the-buck here, I'd say, includes multiple configurations. Trunk bags are everywhere, as are panniers. There aren't lots of baskets around, though, and sometimes a basket is pretty darn nice to use -- that's all my sister uses now, for example. Slide-on baskets are even more rare.

Going with that, I'd put Topeak right up there.
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The Topeak basket is sweet, I can carry a 30 pack of beer in it :thumb. Axiom makes a cool looking aluminum basket too.
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