Rear panniers on the front?

yello

Legendary Member
Location
France
I have just fitted a Surly Nice front rack to my bike. It took a while (that's another story though!) but it looks the business and I'm pleased with. Seems rock solid.

My intention had been to use some old Altura rear panniers I have (possibly Orkney's, maybe only 12 or 15 litres) on the front. They fit just fine in both upper and lower positions on the Surly rack so I can't see a reason why I shouldn't use them, so long as I don't go overloading them.

What says you seasoned tourers?
 

rich p

ridiculous old lush
Location
Brighton
I don't see why not if they fit and the bike handles okay.

p.s. Nice to see you back, Yello.
 

andrew_s

Guru
Location
Gloucester
The main problem with large panniers on front low mountings is lack of ground clearance. Check that they clear a standard kerb before using them in the low position.
 
OP
yello

yello

Legendary Member
Location
France
andrew_s said:
Check that they clear a standard kerb before using them in the low position.
Good point. Will do. They should be okay as they're small panniers but that's exactly the type of advice I was looking for. Cheers!
 
Top Bottom