what pannier and trunk bags or adapter hooks have you tried?

wiredbean

New Member
Just got my aurora le and now that I know I love this bike Im ready to buy bags to haul my groceries with.
Has anyone tried these ortlieb hooks?
https://ortliebusa.com/product/ql2-1-20mm-top-hooks-e193/
for their panniers?
Or do you prefer one of the trunk bags that have an option for saddle bags?
the Evelo trunk bag looks too small for me at a glance.
Thanks for your help!
 

6zfshdb

Well-Known Member
If the panniers you like won't fit your Aurora rear rack, check out the option mentioned in this post:

 

TWBKR

Member
I have ortlieb panniers with their 2.1 latch system. And they are usable, but dont fit great on the fat Evelo rack. The issue with Evelo rack is that it is squarish, rather than a circular tube and much thicker than standard racks. While that probably adds strength, it means most pannier clips will not fit. Wish they would have designed the rack differently to allow more standard panniers to fit.

I have to force my clips onto the rack, but still the latch will not close around the rack tube, so latch remains open, and can be prone to come off sometimes. But, it is usable, as it does not come off too often, so I get by. They do have slightly larger 20mm clips, but those still will not allow the latch to close around the tubing, and those actually dont fit as tightly, so then with the latch not closing, may be more prone to come off.
 
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TWBKR

Member
Forgot to mention that I also have another bag I use that has velcro straps that attach to the rack and zippered fold out panniers and that fits fine, only does not hold as much as my ortliebs. So, I use the Ortliebs when going shopping for a lot and need max volume carrying capacity, but use the other one when buying a smaller amount. Similar to the maxmiles bag that you can google on Amazon.
 

6zfshdb

Well-Known Member
I have ortlieb panniers iwht their 2.1 latch system. And they are usable, but dont fit great on the fat Evelo rack. The issue with Evelo rack is that it is squarish, rather than a circular tube and much thicker than standard racks. While that probably adds strength, it means most pannier clips will not fit. Wish they would have designed the rack differently to allow more standard panniers to fit.

I have to force my clips onto the rack, but still the latch will not close around the rack tube, so latch remains open, and can be prone to come off sometimes. But, it is usable, as it does not come off too often, so I get by. They do have slightly larger 20mm clips, but those still will not allow the latch to close around the tubing, and those actually dont fit as tightly, so then with the latch not closing, may be more prone to come off.
Make an adapter as outlined in post #2 of this thread:

 
the ortlieb panniers come with different size adapters, but if those don't fit snug some riders use electrical tape on the rack to make create a thickness that is snug. the plastic adapters work great on the racktime rack (square shape bars) on my vado
 

wiredbean

New Member
thanks to everyone here!!! first hand experience is the best! think i will try the electric tape for a snug fit with the adapter and if that doesnt work add on the adapter rod :) that will fit. and also looking at banjo brothers! Thank you so much everyone!!!!!
 

wiredbean

New Member
i am a fan of zip ties ;) (my lock of choice for traveling! haha) but I would prefer to be able to remove the bags easily without cutting zipties each time I go in to shop etc. Its not safe to leave them on outside unattended where i am :(.
 

Thomas Jaszewski

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i am a fan of zip ties ;) (my lock of choice for traveling! haha) but I would prefer to be able to remove the bags easily without cutting zipties each time I go in to shop etc. Its not safe to leave them on outside unattended where i am :(.
I don't remove mine. I use recyclable grocery bags and pretty much know how to pack them to drop into my pannier. The one pannier my wife uses is held on with velcro straps. There are all kinds of reusable straps out there these days.


I'm a budget shopper and have never found the perfect pannier that fits across all my bikes.
 

TWBKR

Member
My Ortlieb panniers came with these thin wires attached to the top of each bag and on one end you can loop them onto a cable lock to lock them to the bike. They are pretty thin, so could be easily cut, but if someone doesnt have a good knife or scissors or wire cutters, then it provides a small deterrent. And I only leave my bike out while I am at the store, so also limits the time they are exposed. Been lucky so far.