Author Topic: Off Road - Bob vs. Panniers  (Read 5585 times)

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Offline Jackalope

Off Road - Bob vs. Panniers
« on: May 09, 2005, 08:44:16 pm »
I currently own a sweet set of Ortlieb Panniers, but am considering a trailer for the Great Divide Mtn Bike ride.  Any thoughts?  I would love to stick with panniers unless it's highly recommended to switch

Offline alh

Off Road - Bob vs. Panniers
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2005, 06:01:53 pm »
I used panniers on the Great Divide, as did most of the folks I travelled with. A couple of thoughts: pannier attachment must be secure. I hooked a strap across the rack through my pannier carry straps for insurance. Also, the racks take a beating. Carry spare hardware, and have a plan in case something breaks. Check the screws holding the pannier hardware periodically.

If you like the panniers, use them. I am using mine on the Canadian section this summer.