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Old 10-26-14, 12:31 PM
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Recommendations for front rack bag/storage

I just got a Trek Allant WSD 2014 and it came with a front rack. Does anyone have recommendations on making use of the front rack, like bags that will fit, etc.? I did have a back rack installed and have pannier bags for it.
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Old 10-26-14, 05:09 PM
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Main question is what will you be carrying in this bag? Once I know then I can really give you my two cents. I just wouldn't want to recommend a small or big bag and you're carrying opposite of what I mention.
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Old 10-26-14, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by daphne76 View Post
I just got a Trek Allant WSD 2014 and it came with a front rack. Does anyone have recommendations on making use of the front rack, like bags that will fit, etc.? I did have a back rack installed and have pannier bags for it.
Hi there, welcome to the site. I have always been a fan of bags from Jandd Mountaineering.
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Old 10-26-14, 06:24 PM
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I have using a shoulder/messenger style bag loaded with my stuff and bunji'd down. I use a soma portuer with the guard rail removed for wide loads.
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Old 10-26-14, 06:38 PM
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You should zip-tie a Wald Basket to the rack, then the possibilities are endless.
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Old 10-26-14, 06:40 PM
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Jandd Mountaineering
+1 one of the best bang for your buck bag makers out there.
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Old 10-26-14, 06:51 PM
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I would look into Freight Baggage out of San Francisco and Swift Industries out of Seattle. They both make waterproof/bomb proof porteur bags for front racks. There's another company too but I can't think of it.
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Old 10-26-14, 06:53 PM
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Soon as I hit post, I thought of the other company. Inside Line Equipment located in Berkeley
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basket? https://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l35317875.jpg
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I have a pair of these from Taiga, and they're working well for me. Amazon shows them out of stock but you could try contacting Taiga directly.
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Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
You should zip-tie a Wald Basket to the rack, then the possibilities are endless.
+1 on this idea. I use a medium Wald with a cargo net and couldn't be happier. The basket is low enough that it doesn't affect any of the cables from the bars and or block lights that you may put on the bar.

BTW, nice choice of bike. Enjoy.
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Old 10-27-14, 03:12 PM
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The pics I'm seeing online of that bike come with a smallish rack that doesn't really appear to be suitable for panniers. I imagine the OP is looking for a rack top bag. I'd recommend looking at "trunk" bags. I use one of the Axiom trunk bags on my front rack, even though it is designed as a rear rack bag, it works just fine.
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