Pannier bags on R&M Multicharger

Xali2012

New Member
Region
Europe
Hi,
Looking for opinion. I'll be receiving a 51cm Multicharger next April, that I plan to use for extended touring. R&M provides very large pannier bags, but they look like they're a pain to get on and off.

I own Ortlieb front and back rollers. Could a pair of front and a pair rear pannier each be attached on the rear carrier?

The other options are a front low rider type carrier or 2 - 3 waterproof duffelbags on top of the panniers...
 

NoobNoob

New Member
Region
Australia
I ordered my Multicharger with the R&M bags and I can confirm they are both, huge and a pain to get on and off. They just sort of live on the bike now.

I had a pair of Ortlieb back rollers on loan until the R&M bags arrived, as they came a few weeks after the bike.

The back rollers fit fine and were easy to mount and remove. I think you might be able to get both a front and rear roller pair on there as the rear carrier is long but the bottom mount point might be tricky.
 

Xali2012

New Member
Region
Europe
I ordered my Multicharger with the R&M bags and I can confirm they are both, huge and a pain to get on and off. They just sort of live on the bike now.

I had a pair of Ortlieb back rollers on loan until the R&M bags arrived, as they came a few weeks after the bike.

The back rollers fit fine and were easy to mount and remove. I think you might be able to get both a front and rear roller pair on there as the rear carrier is long but the bottom mount point might be tricky.
Aside from the size and the carrying capacity (weight) ,is there an advantage to the R&M bags?
 

NoobNoob

New Member
Region
Australia
It really is the size and the way they sit on the bike. They are just huge. Lots of internal pockets.
 

JimAndArrow

Member
Region
USA
City
SoCal
Another idea: given the unusual length of the rack, maybe you could actually get a set of the 72 liter Ortlieb recumbent bags on there, which would give you a lot of volume but also keep them high off the ground and out of the way? Likely not as big as the R&M bags but easy to mount & high quality. Just a thought.
 

Xali2012

New Member
Region
Europe
Another idea: given the unusual length of the rack, maybe you could actually get a set of the 72 liter Ortlieb recumbent bags on there, which would give you a lot of volume but also keep them high off the ground and out of the way? Likely not as big as the R&M bags but easy to mount & high quality. Just a thought.
Didn't think of those. thank you
 

sammcneill

Active Member
Region
New Zealand
Hi all,

Just looked at a 2022 Multicharger Mixte for my wife - she’s quite smitten as she was tiring of “throwing a leg over” my SuperCharger 2!

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Will swap out the bars on the back for standard cushion for the kids as they don’t need the bars to hold on and be safe (10-12yrs) and also replace the running boards with the pegs.

I am interested in the pannier situation though - sounds like the R&M ones are huge but not well liked. Would be keen to hear more experience of other larger panniers people may have used.

We have two Ortlieb rollers but with the Multicharger capable of carrying more than the SC2 I do wonder if some bigger panniers might be a good option.

Keen to hear experiences.

Cheers
Sam