Looking for SMALL panniers

by Joe Hunt   November 14, 2010  

I've searched the websites for small, low profile bike panniers - say around 8 litres capacity for a light(ish) road bike. Something pannier-shaped rather a than top-of-rack bag. I started to cut down some standard front panniers (too large still) but the restitching necessary has defeated me. Can anyone help?

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even most front panniers are double that size, so i'm not sure you'll have much joy on that front. have you considered a transverse saddle pack instead?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7498 posts]
14th November 2010 - 21:45

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I saw some quite small panniers in bike shops in holland
I guess they were intended for children
They were proper panniers with quick release fittings for a rack

Hmm, maybe not, looking at www.halfords.nl even the "kidshopper" panniers are 30 litres

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posted by vorsprung [295 posts]
15th November 2010 - 10:52

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These Declathlon ones still come in at 15 litres but I'm pretty sure they don't have their full range on the website, might be worth putting a call in to them?

http://www.decathlon.co.uk/EN/15l-basic-x2-panniers-145729448/

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8491 posts]
15th November 2010 - 12:02

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Thanks for comments. I've since been pointed to Gilles Berthoud small panniers at 8.5-9.5 Litres each. They are in Black canvas with tan leather trim, look almost too pretty! In the retro style of Brookes saddles, Billingham camera bags, etc. Of course they are not cheap.

posted by Joe Hunt [10 posts]
15th November 2010 - 12:49

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ooooh. i'm gonna look them up Smile

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posted by purplecup [232 posts]
15th November 2010 - 13:19

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They might not be cheap Joe, but they probably will last you a lifetime - met Monsieur Berthoud at Eurobike this year, really interesting guy, very commited to quality and craftsmanship. Apart from the saddles and bags he makes some very fine mudguards too.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4160 posts]
15th November 2010 - 13:36

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Nice comment Tony. a lifetime in my case aint as long as for some (well maybe 25 years with a lot of luck, but it won't all be on a bike!). Cheers, Joe.

posted by Joe Hunt [10 posts]
16th November 2010 - 0:58

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