No the knees never come close...it is not an issue. I am not sure how much longer the powertube is than the powerpack though. There is extra length room in the bag.I'm going to be carrying an extra Powertube 500wh with me also for longer rides (200 km +) and am leaning towards this setup on my Synapse Neo 1. Wondering how the width of this battery / bag combo is and whether or not your legs / knees hit it while pedalling?
Any of the Ortliebs rear panniers can be transformed into a backpack with the Ortlieb accessory. It takes about 10seconds to do the change.
Here is a link to their how-to videoAny of the Ortliebs rear panniers can be transformed into a backpack with the Ortlieb accessory. It takes about 10seconds to do the change.
Note- Since i got the Ortliebs i have a custom cut foam that fits the ends of the battery and this way it travels very safely and secured inside the pannier.
No more backpacks unless necessary for other activities or i can transform one of the Ortlieb into a backpack with that accessory.Here:
Anybody familiar with this ortlieb?
Ensuring your clothing arrives dry with minimum creases, the Ortlieb Travel-Biker is a handy suitcase for your bike. 4 internal pockets (2 with zips) and 2 compression straps keep things in place.www.rei.com
Can't find any info on it online. Seems like an older product. Not sure if its a pannier or trunk bag.
You can read all about it here...Dallant, very cool bag/system, it looks like you can pack quite a bit of stuff in the sausage roll
Who is the mfg. and do they make different sizes?
It is almost the only way unless someone's e-bike is of diamond-frame type and the solution of @Dallant could be considered.Instead of buying a better backpack, I put the money toward a good set of panniers which I've been using for 2 years now. Yes, the weight is all on the rear tire but it is low and doesn't affect handling. Sure the battery could still be damaged in a crash but at least it gets some protection from being attached to the bike.
When in doubt, I always walk my bike between such obstacles, and if I ride, I ride at minimum speed...Trails, paths & roads sometimes use pipe stanchions or iron gates to control vehicle traffic. Often, the spacing of these obstacles is barely sufficient for a bike to pass through.
A word of caution when carrying a battery in a Pannier. Trails, paths & roads sometimes use pipe stanchions or iron gates to control vehicle traffic. Often, the spacing of these obstacles is barely sufficient for a bike to pass through. Panniers can easily strike one of these iron posts as you pass through and can cause damage to a plastic battery case. My first such incident luckily didn't cause any damage but alerted me to the possibility. I now wrap the battery in foam for added protection and go very slowly through these narrow openings. Sometimes, I'll even walk the bike if there is any question of clearance.
I know this sounds like common sense but if you're like me, you are so used to cruising through these obstacles, you don't give it much thought. A busted battery case is a hard way to learn a lesson.