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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

FredHiltz

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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..