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Offline Some Guy Ridin

Saddle bags article from years ago
« on: August 31, 2012, 06:04:07 pm »
Does anyone know where I can get ahold of or read the article/study printed in Adventure Cycling Magazine (years ago) about the best way carry panniers? Front wheels high, front wheels low, back wheels, blah, blah ... etc.

It was a great article. I'm just now getting into self contained travel and would like to reread it.

Any other articles on panniers, where, how,why etc.. would be helpful too.

Thanks

Offline Fred Hiltz


Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Saddle bags article from years ago
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 07:16:30 pm »
And for your reading pleasure, check out http://www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/touring/bags.htm.

I think there's another good web page out there with even more details and opinions, but I can't locate it at the moment.

Offline dkoloko

Re: Saddle bags article from years ago
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012, 12:06:09 pm »
As Ken Kifer suggests all the articles referenced so far start with the Blackburn study. I do not concur that most commercial panniers are too small. He railed against "tiny front panniers mandated by the low-rider racks...(and) most of the rear panniers sold to go with them". I use rear panniers front and rear, and do not find my panniers too small.

Offline Some Guy Ridin

Re: Saddle bags article from years ago
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012, 04:29:15 pm »
Excellent information and sources. Thank you very much.

I particularly appreciate the last comment regarding lowriders being too small.

I look forward to my first self contained ride - with or without the proper bags. We learn by doing..