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Guidance for buying large double saddle panniers

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Asked by: Dev Duong

How do I choose panniers?

If you’re in the market for a pannier for general urban or town use, then you’ll need to consider how much storage capacity you need, what kind of carry system you’d like for the bag, and how easy or difficult it will be to mount or remove a fully loaded bag from your bike.

What are panniers used for?

Panniers or side hoops are women’s undergarments worn in the 17th and 18th centuries to extend the width of the skirts at the side while leaving the front and back relatively flat.

How do you attach a pannier bag to a rack?


Quote from video: It's got a couple of large plastic clips that'll lock onto the frame here. And then it's got the same bungee cord that'll clip onto the the retaining point there come around here.

What is a pannier for horses?

Pack panniers are normally used with pack saddles. Pannier straps wrap around decker arches or saw buck crutches. On deckers, you can put straps through hook slots and use pannier hooks for easier loading and off loading. Some pack panniers straps can be adjusted and used on a regular riding saddle.

How big should my panniers be?

If your waist is 36 inches, then your grand pannier should be 54 inches across at the waist. If your waist is 20 inches, then your grand pannier should be 30 inches across at the waist. These are not hard and fast rules, just some things to consider when planning your side-hooped ensembles.

Do I need two panniers?

Typically two panniers at the rear of your bike is best suited for bike touring. When you need to carry more than just what is typically required for the daily commute. The single pannier setup it more suited for the commuter.

Do all panniers fit all racks?

With the right equipment you can fit panniers to a bike that isn’t designed to take them. Some bikes – tourers, most hybrids, and many gravel bikes, for example – have the threaded frame eyelets required for a rear pannier rack: two high on the seatstays, others down by the dropouts. Many road and mountain bikes don’t.

Can I turn my backpack into a pannier?

Universal Backpack Pannier Hook Kit



Convert any backpack into a bicycle pannier with no fuss. Designed to keep your pack still wearable while installed. Attaches in seconds with no drilling required. Simply clamp the Type B over each shoulder strap, hook your bag to your rear bike rack and go!

How much weight can a rear bike rack hold?

Rear racks are usually rated to carry loads between 20 and 50 pounds, which is sufficient for most uses. A few heavy-duty touring models are able to carry up to 80 pounds. These racks typically have three supports per side (others have only two).

What size panniers do I need for touring?

In summary, I suggest you: 50-60l rear panniers and 15-30l front panniers for long distance travels. 30-40l rear panniers (and eventually 15-20l on the front) for short tours.

Are Ortlieb bags worth it?

The Ortlieb bags were excellent throughout the trip. Along the way we took on some incredibly rough tracks and some pretty miserable weather – the bags taking it all in their stride. The only mishap befell the accessory pouch, which briefly slipped onto the front tyre causing a hole.

What is the difference between front and rear panniers?

Front panniers reduce your clearance as they sit lower to the ground – I’ve found it’s much easier to squeeze between cars with the higher-sitting rear bags. At slow speeds, you use your steering to balance from left to right. With your weight up the back, your steering is light – making it easier to balance your bike.

What is the difference between saddle bags and panniers?

Pannier bags can hold up to 50 pounds whereas saddlebags can hold up to 30-40 pounds. It can carry more than that but ideally, you should not exceed the given capacity, to prolong the bags’ life.

Why is it called a pannier?

A pannier /ˈpæniər/ is a basket, bag, box, or similar container, carried in pairs either slung over the back of a beast of burden, or attached to the sides of a bicycle or motorcycle. The term derives from a Middle English borrowing of the Old French panier, meaning ‘bread basket’.

What is another word for pannier?

What is another word for pannier?

basket box
kete bag
bassinet bin
bushel carrier
cradle crate

How do you pronounce pannier in French?

Quote from video: We're gonna find out if everybody knows what you're talking about then you can say a penny or panier.

What does Pannier mean French?

noun. /ˈpӕniə/ one of a pair of baskets, bags etc carried on either side of the back of a horse, bicycle, motorbike etc. sacoche.

Is Panier a word?

Yes, panier is in the scrabble dictionary.