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Light Road Bike That Can Fit Panniers

mattw88mattw88 Posts: 4
edited September 2017 in Road buying advice
I'm looking for suggestions of a good light road bike that can fit panniers.

I've been looking at the Rose SL-1000 but am unsure of fitting panniers with p-clips.

I have a Pinnacle Dolomite Five that was unfortunately stolen. It was 8.4Kg and at mounts for panniers. Something similar would be perfect.

Cheers.

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  • svettysvetty Posts: 1,904
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    What I did in the absence of mounts was to buy a rack that fits through the QR (blackburn expedition 1 disc) and I used one of these to secure the rack to the seatpost (metal seatpost)

    https://www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Salsa ... lsrc=aw.ds
  • I think the new bikepacking bags everyone seems to be making offer a better alternative to clip mounted panniers. But if the loads you're going to carry require panniers then get a bike with proper mounts. A recent arrival that fits the bill is the new Allez for 2018. But probably worth checking the wheelbase for heel clearance...
  • andy9964andy9964 Posts: 930
    Not strictly a road bike, but seems to have the holes in the right places. £382 and a further £38 off if you use WHSE2017
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/kine ... prod144160
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,533
    I got the same Salsa seatpost clamp, along with a pannier rack that went on the skewers but they really need you to get longer skewers to be sure of a the axle being strong. I was always worried that my axle didnt screw in as far with the extra width of everything. Never had a problem but I would have sourced a longer skewer if it wasnt for the fact that I bought one of these:

    IMG_0606_0c442a0a-8a9f-418f-8c3f-b230966f0242.JPG?v=1499419593
  • The expedition one disc rack comes withg its own long skewer
  • Don't you think panniers are a bit 'old fashioned'?
    You can buy a 10 litre seat bag for about £13 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Qualit-8 ... 2645520445
    The winner of this year's 4000km transcontinental race travelled like this
    http://road.cc/content/tech-news/227259 ... ght-strael
    (had to post a link to an enemies website as I can't upload a piccie :wink: )
  • 964cup964cup Posts: 1,362
    I also bought a Tailfin. Excellent for occasional use on any road bike with a standard QR at the rear. I have an Enigma Etape for fully-laden commuting, light touring and Audax use, fitted with dynamo lights and a Tubus Fly Evo rack. That works pretty well as a regular road bike, TBH - I did Dunwich on it this year.
  • adder4 wrote:
    Don't you think panniers are a bit 'old fashioned'?
    You can buy a 10 litre seat bag for about £13 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Qualit-8 ... 2645520445
    The winner of this year's 4000km transcontinental race travelled like this
    http://road.cc/content/tech-news/227259 ... ght-strael
    (had to post a link to an enemies website as I can't upload a piccie :wink: )

    It depends. I use a Topeak backloader for Audax and 1 night touring trips, but panniers are essential if you need to carry something of awkward shape or not foldable. Even just a pair of shoes become a problem. It is really down to what the OP needs his bike for
  • trek_dantrek_dan Posts: 1,366
    Dolan Preffisino
  • Panniers are old hat - but they've been around for a while for a reason! Load them up with kilos of stuff, can take luggage off in seconds (great for a commuter), and a kiddie seat.
    Saddlebags have the weight too high. Frame bags will scuff the paint. Handlebar bags are great for light loads.

    I used the EX1 disc as per UGO. I posted mainly to point out that it is worth looking out for seatstay and chainstay bridges too for flexibility to fit mudguards. i can fit a rack to my Enigma Esprit but mudguards would be a paindue to no chainstay bridge. My MTB has that issue and no seatstay bridge (and a suspension front fork). So I was looking at using the commute hybrid for a tour where mudguards would be needed.
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