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Offline RandyK

Trailer vs Panniers
« on: November 12, 2004, 10:02:15 am »
I have one medium long trip with panniers but have not used a trailer.  With similar weight and bulk (50+ lbs/full camping gear), which do you prefer and why?  How does bike handling differ and which is easier on long steep hills?
Thanks.  Randy


Offline rootchopper

Trailer vs Panniers
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2004, 01:33:13 pm »
You might want to take a look at this article on teh pros and cons of trailer use:


http://panniersortrailer.crazyguyonabike.com/


Offline Peaks

Trailer vs Panniers
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2004, 08:46:02 pm »
Well, we had our full camping gear and used trailers.  Don't have experience with paniers carrying 50 pounds.  One thing for certain, no matter which way you carry it, 50 pounds is still a drag when pedaling uphill.