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Offline dkoloko

Trailer Plus Bags
« on: April 14, 2013, 12:08:31 pm »
In perusing photos I took of other touring bicyclists I met following Northern Tier I noticed all the cyclists with trailers also had bags on bike, ranging from four panniers on down. Not saying should use trailer, or if use trailer need also bags on bike. Just saying if you are thinking of using a trailer, all the cyclists I saw on trip had bags on bike in addition to trailer.

Offline RussSeaton

Re: Trailer Plus Bags
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 08:31:54 pm »
Why would anyone on earth need panniers and a trailer?  My panniers are about 2350 cubic inches for the pair.  4700 total.  The BoB Yak sack is 5600 cubic inches.  Plus a handlebar bag.  That is a combined total of 10300 cubic inches plus.  About 169 liters.  I guess this confirms there are plenty of nonsensical people in the world.

Offline BobG

Re: Trailer Plus Bags
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 02:05:33 am »
On past trips I've used a BOB trailer combined with small front panniers  The only additional weight is that of the rack and bags. Contents have been transferred from the rear. It's just nice to have a little bit of weight on the front of the bike and a more convenient location for snacks and rain gear. I don't use a full size handlebar bag with all that weight up high. Just a small zipper bag for wallet, phone and glasses. I've recently retired the trailer and am back to 4 panniers.
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