geomannie wrote:I am also having a problem with the bottom hook. This seems to low for my rack (an old Blackburn clone) and I can't get the pannier to go on and off easily. Its tricky when empty; it would be very hard full.
Is this an elasticated hook or a rigid anti-sway plastic bar that should hook behind a pannier leg? If it is the latter, I mount mine without problems on a Blackburn rack. I've set the hooks at the top and the one at the bottom so that I can slide the bottom hook behind the angled stay at the rear of the carrier. I need to approach it at the right height when mounting, otherwise it won't reach, but I soon learnt to put it on without fuss.
I think on Ortliebs the bottom catches are adjustable vertically as well as horizontally.
Can you post a picture of the rack and the panniers? I'm surprised that they won't fit.