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Old 12-17-13, 11:27 AM
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Axiom Lasalle DLX Pannier

I was wondering if these panniers could be used on the front and if not why not? There seems to be a limited number of panniers advertised as front panniers; maybe this is a question I'd already know the answer to if I were more experienced? Thanks for your time.
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If you can securely fit them to your front rack and they don't drag on the ground when you make a turn, then they'll be fine. I used a set of Lasalle panniers on the front many times.


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Old 12-17-13, 01:40 PM
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That looks like the older 40 L version in robow's photo. The newer DLX is 30 L.

http://www.amazon.com/Axiom-Lasalle-.../dp/B004JKK0JI

Even at 30 L you may find them a bit on the large side for the front unless you need that much room. I initially ordered the Axiom Seymour LX but found them too large at 28 L. They hung on my front rack okay. They just looked too big and klunky with unused space. I exchanged them for the 20 L Mackenzie DLX and found them to be just right for my needs, though lacking the side pockets of the Lasalles. I use them along with the 33 L Cartier DLX on the rear which each have two pockets.

Disclosure: I'm a reformed past BOB trailer user. After 10 years of carrying extra junk because I could, I now keep the load to a minimum. Not ultra light, but I only carry the essential camping gear and summer supplies with the above bag space.

20 L bags up front.....


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I'd strongly consider this combo offer at Amazon. Scroll down the page to see it. Plus a rack pack stuff sack. You may want the yellow water proof covers for the bags both for visibility and rain. The Axioms I use came with the covers and I routinely use them because of their visibility.
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That looks like the older 40 L version in robow's photo. The newer DLX is 30 L.
Even better, should be a piece of cake to carry on the front then
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I'd strongly consider this combo offer at Amazon. Scroll down the page to see it. Plus a rack pack stuff sack. You may want the yellow water proof covers for the bags both for visibility and rain. The Axioms I use came with the covers and I routinely use them because of their visibility.
I think the Mackenzie will work for me, I already have the Lasalle and I think if I need the extra storage space they will give me options. Thanks all for your input.
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