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Panniers & Rack Bags
If you have a lot of luggage; panniers and a rack is the best way of evenly distributing the weight. Once fitted a rack will transform your bike allowing you to carry a change of clothes and briefcase to the office or enough camping equipment to keep you on the road for months.

For smaller loads bags can be carried with an attachment to the seat post, which has the advantage of being easily removed and keeps bags away from the rear wheel.

Always follow the manufacturers guidelines carefully with regards to fitting, be aware that you will need the right mounts for a rack already on your bike. Always ensure you evenly distribute your load, without overloading your pannier bags. Be aware that a large amount of weight over your rear wheel will change your bikes handling particularly when climbing. If you are planning on a touring holiday check that your panniers are heavy duty and offer some weather protection. Panniers are particularly vulnerable to getting covered with road spray and you'll want your kit to stay as dry as possible.

Make the most of the top of your bike rack, with our range of rack packs. Available in various sizes including expandable versions.

If you are travelling light for short trips a rack pack makes more sense than heavier and larger panniers. All you need is a change of shoes and clothes, wet weather gear, some food and a credit card - then hit the open road, its all yours.
This story was last updated on 17/01/2012