These panniers have worked out fine although I really didn't do any long tours last year.
I really wish the top clasps would attach to each other so that the bags could be closed in more than one way.
Here they are on my kid's bike:
Your username and password for these discussion forums are unique to the forums. Your forum login information is separate from your My Adventure Cycling login information, and your login info for the Cyclosource online store. You will need to create a separate login for each of these. However, to make things a bit easier, you can use the same email and password for all three accounts. Also, please note that your login information for the forums is not connected to your Adventure Cycling membership number. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
We have blocked registrations from several countries because of the large quantities of spam that originate there. If the forum denies your legitimate registration, please ask our administrator for an exception. firstname.lastname@example.org will need your IP address, which you can find at many web sites, including http://whatismyipaddress.com.
This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.
I wish they had posted weights. It looks very solidly built, but I fear that it might be over built, maybe even more so than their Nice Racks.
...when you read over this, it seems to make sense: ultralightcycling.blogspot.com/
A&E Cycles of Seattle Washington has a pretty good set up.
I highly doubt your Brooks was manufactured bent.
I carry my bike laying on its side in the back of my Corolla. If the bottles are full, the cages break while driving because they are weak in the sideways direction, so now I don't put the bottles in the cages until I get to the start of the ride.