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Anyone tried Louis Garneau BB-46 Panniers?

Old 03-20-09, 02:07 PM
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Anyone tried Louis Garneau BB-46 Panniers?

I'm considering ordering a pair, but i can't find one customer review which makes me nervous. Is there a reason no one uses these bags?

they're the size i want and they've got pockets. i used a pair of axiom champlain panniers on my last tour and they were way to big. i'm also considering axiom lasalles and would be interested if anyone has experience with them.

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I have the Garneau handle bar bag and it sucks........ cheap construction all the way around. Will be replaced with an ortlieb bar bag before this summers tour.

That being said.... I have both Orlieb and Axiom panniers(both waterproof models). Both are great. The Orliebs are nicer but cost much more. The Axiom typhoon/monsoons are plenty heavy duty. Very water proof and reasonable pricing. Very well made and lifetime warranty. Not a bad way to go if you trying to keep your budget low.

I'm editing this.... since I've never had the panniers by garneau I guess it really isn't a comparison.... Maybe they are built better?

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I have a pair of the lasalle's. I love them. The hook system isn't the best. It works well, its just a bit annoying to get them off, depending on your rack. The bags hold up well, I've had them for about 8 months. I use them for commuting and grocery shopping. I've had 30 plus pounds in each bag. They come with rain covers.

My only complaint is that the rubber coating chips off of the hooks and puts scratches on my rack. I don't care, but it's less than ideal.
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Originally Posted by jmichaeldesign
I have a pair of the lasalle's. I love them. The hook system isn't the best. It works well, its just a bit annoying to get them off, depending on your rack. The bags hold up well, I've had them for about 8 months. I use them for commuting and grocery shopping. I've had 30 plus pounds in each bag. They come with rain covers.

My only complaint is that the rubber coating chips off of the hooks and puts scratches on my rack. I don't care, but it's less than ideal.
This has happened to mine as well. I'm sure Axiom would cover this item. It doesn't bother me so I never worried about it. I just applied some heavy electrical tape around the top bar where I mount the bags. Does the same thing in reverse.

I also had a set of Axiom Cartier bags that worked great. Sold them when I got the typhoons.
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