xerxes wrote:I'm surprised no-one has suggested a simple rucksack. I've never used anything else. Beats messing about with panniers any day.
I don't use a rucksack because there's very little "messing about" with panniers and if the bag is on the weight bearing frame I've paid a lot of money for it isn't on me: more comfortable in terms of weight and the potential for a sweaty back.
Putting a good pannier like an Ortlieb on a rack is simply a case of hooking it over the rail. Letting go of the handle locks it in place. To remove, pick it up by the handle to unlock it and lift. Quicker and easier than pulling on or removing a rucksack, and you don't have to remove it to access it.
Even on sports machinery with no rack I'd much rather take a saddlebag, SQR, front basket or similar than a rucksack.
drossall wrote:Doesn't work on a mountain bike
Does on mine... I use rack and panniers for non-technical stuff, but if it's technical enough that I don't want to compromise the balance we're well outside the realm of most "Commuting Luggage" eventualities.
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