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What are a good set of panniers to put on my bike for a bike holiday? I need to stash a couple of weeks worth of kit in them.

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Barry Fry-up [187 posts] 6 years ago
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i'd go for dhb marsdens, proper waterproof and only £53 for a pair. better value than ortliebs although the latter are a bit more hard wearing. i know of people who've put soe serious miles into the marsdens though and really like them.

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BananaDrama [35 posts] 6 years ago
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What rack is best to use with the dhb marsdens? is it worth getting a handlebar bag that just dangles from the bars or get one to fit a front rack?

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dave atkinson [6147 posts] 6 years ago
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Any rack should fit them, I'm quite a fan of Blackburn's EX1+ especially now they've beefed it up (review soon).

front luggage: depends on how much you need to carry. Personally I avoid taking front panniers if at all possible and for 2 weeks' riding you shouldn't really need them. a nice roomy bar bag is much better IMO because it means you can keep you camera/phone/cash handy, and easily take them with you if you're off the bike.

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TRs Blurb n Blog [199 posts] 6 years ago
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We have got some Trek/Bontrager panniers and racks coming in next week which look pretty smart.

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Hamster [94 posts] 6 years ago
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Try the Vaude ones as they appear to be very similar to Ortliebs though £20 or more cheaper.