Topeak Pannier Frame For MTX Racks

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This is our largest MTX trunkbag featuring a new process that marries rigid molded panels with flexible 600 denier fabric to make these our stiffest, most we…

current touring setup
topeak panniers
Image by mmeiser2
This is my current touring setup… minus the touring bags of course.

I just geared it down to 39t upfront with the 11×36 in the rear. Yes, it’s a mountain cogset. Geared beautifully in the hills of SW Ohio. Most of the time I have a 46t up front but I think I’m going to leave the 39 for the winter. Putting a set of ice tires on my other wheelset.

I just updated my rear and front racks since my Ohio trip. The rear is a Civia Hyland rack, the front is an Axiom Low rider rack which has been creatively mounted. I’ve had many problems with the Axiom design at first but I’m now finally pleased with it’s placement and durability due my creative mounting modifications. More on the front rack here: flickr.com/photos/mmeiser2/3056988352/

Note: I’ve added tons of notes on the photo if you roll over it with your cursor. At some point I’m planning on reviewing almost every touring item i’ve used this year on my blog.

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11 thoughts on “Topeak Pannier Frame For MTX Racks

  1. Want to give your back a rest?

    I’m really thrilled and gonna buy this… Very practical!

    #bicycle #panniers #trunkbag

  2. I just got one of these. It’s a replacement for the older version I have of
    this same bag. The Explorer Rack and Quick Track system alloys me to switch
    bags easily – one is loaded with my gym supplies and the other has all my
    beach gear.

    If you can find the older version of this bag, grab it. It has much more
    storage, and includes velcro straps next to the quick track connector for
    added protection against slipping off, which my new one did the first day I
    used it.

  3. @coal and ice will have to get back to you on that. It’s definitely shimano, but I’ll have to check the model number.

  4. @russteaches: The fenders are made of an automotive plastic used to make fender wells. I don’t know what the name is but it’s made to heat and form at relatively low temperatures. basicaly you drape it over a form and heat it untill it starts to form up with a the help of gravity.

    I wish I could tell you where to get the plastic, but it’s just something someone gave to me whom worked at Ford. Not sure if they even sell it on the open market.

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