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Offline RandyMac

4 Front (small) panniers?
« on: April 19, 2009, 06:28:29 pm »
Does anyone tour with 4 front (typically small) panniers instead of 2 fronts and 2 rears?  I'm going to pack my sleeping bag in a drybag and leave it on the rack in back, so I don't think I need any more than 4 small panniers + a handlebar bag.

My long distance backpacking experience is saying "minimalism" but everything I read about gear lists says, "lots of stuff."  Thoughts?

Thanks!
-- A

Offline staehpj1

Re: 4 Front (small) panniers?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 06:57:05 pm »
Yes.  I have done exactly that on a 73 day tour.  It worked fine. 

Re: 4 Front (small) panniers?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 04:29:48 pm »
I've done that for some shorter tours, but just make sure you have plenty of heel clearance.  I had to move mine back quite a bit to keep my heel from whacking them since the bottom corner isn't cut back. 

Offline RandyMac

Re: 4 Front (small) panniers?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 07:18:51 pm »
so far so good- I'm 4 days in to my cross country ride, and it's working out perfectly.  I plan on shedding a few random items this weekend to lighten the load even more!

-- A

http://www.twowheelingwest.com

Offline staehpj1

Re: 4 Front (small) panniers?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009, 06:55:03 am »
Glad it is working out.  Have a great tour.