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 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.
 

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: