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Mark AlexanderMark Alexander Posts: 2,277
edited October 2015 in Commuting general
I'm looking for a little advice on panniers please. I've just had a rack fitted, in part for a child seat but for comment ting with a pannier too.

I'm considering two Ortlieb bags, the back-roller Classic and back roller urban.
Am I missing a trick?
The cost difference of the two are quite a lot.

Thanks
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www.ogmorevalleywheelers.co.uk

10TT 24:36 25TT: 57:59 50TT: 2:08:11, 100TT: 4:30:05 12hr 204.... unfinished business

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  • the_roverthe_rover Posts: 397
    I'm looking for a little advice on panniers please. I've just had a rack fitted, in part for a child seat but for comment ting with a pannier too.

    I'm considering two Ortlieb bags, the back-roller Classic and back roller urban.
    Am I missing a trick?
    The cost difference of the two are quite a lot.

    Thanks

    I'm sure that when I was looking at the ortliebs I found a site that you could do comparisons on to see how they differed but and I'm sure you've seen this it looks like the urban comes as a single pannier whereas the classics come as a pair plus they're made from different materials. I can imagine that the classics will be easy to clean and perhaps more robust than the urbans.
    I've got the classics and I'm very pleased with them, I got wiggle to price match bike inn as well.
  • Mark AlexanderMark Alexander Posts: 2,277
    Thanks for your comments Rover, that makes a lot of sense the cleaning bit has sold it to me. I thought it odd that the city version has no strap.
    http://twitter.com/mgalex
    www.ogmorevalleywheelers.co.uk

    10TT 24:36 25TT: 57:59 50TT: 2:08:11, 100TT: 4:30:05 12hr 204.... unfinished business
  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    The City version does have D rings that you can attach a strap to. I've just got some, and got a strap off an unused holdall to use, works perfectly.
    They're a lot cheaper too
  • Well I've had the classics for a month now and very pleased with them. The internal pocket has been invaluable as a commuter. Thanks for all your advice
    http://twitter.com/mgalex
    www.ogmorevalleywheelers.co.uk

    10TT 24:36 25TT: 57:59 50TT: 2:08:11, 100TT: 4:30:05 12hr 204.... unfinished business
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