Double Pannier Bags
Double panniers are panniers that attach to the side of the bike's luggage rack and can be placed on the front or rear wheel. Their main advantage is their large storage capacity so that you can carry whatever you need on your cycling trips. To make the right purchase, you should consider a few factors that can help you choose the right panniers for you.
When choosing bike panniers, it is essential to review essential features such as the following:
If you want to safely protect the contents of your panniers, they should be lined with a waterproof material. They should also be watertight to prevent water from seeping in. Remember that we are all exposed to rain, water left over from cleaning the roads we ride on, and waterproofing will extend the life of your saddlebags, and above all keep your belongings dry. The option of buying a cover to put it on and take it off, depending on the situation, ends up being more cumbersome and less practical.
This is one of the key points of the product. An unreliable system will cause the saddlebag to move and could end up falling off. It is best to rely on a mechanical fastening clip or other options such as Velcro, straps or a hanger-type attachment. In all cases, you should check the strength of the material of manufacture to avoid problems.
A saddlebag is a large bag into which you put your personal belongings. If it is not properly compartmentalised, every time you open it you will find your luggage in disarray. Therefore, it is best to choose a model with compartments on the inside and outside. The more pockets it has, the easier it will be to organise your luggage.
As this is a product that will be used for travel, it would be appropriate to select a type of pannier that is easily removable from the bike and then suitable for carrying up to a hotel room or hostel. There are models that include a strap so that you can carry your panniers over your shoulder. This saves you time and comfort.
It all depends on your budget, but there are alternatives for all options. We do advise you to check that the price is for the two panniers and not per unit. You will get a better idea of how much you are going to spend.
The double saddlebag should be matched to the type of ride you want to do. In other words, there is a standard size for city trips and more variety when you are going to cover several kilometres or go on a route. In the latter case, you should consider:
In these cases, the minimum capacity should be 30 litres. For city driving, 20 litres is sufficient.
It all depends on the attachment system. Typically, saddlebags come with a clip, hanger or clamp, which you attach to each side axle. This fastener is usually located on the back of the saddlebag.
In addition, to secure the load, you will have to pass the closing strap of the upper part through the rear tray. We recommend that you check that the panniers are securely fastened before setting off. Then add the load in an orderly fashion, balancing the weight between the two panniers. Don't forget that this element offers air resistance and the distribution of your belongings between the two saddlebags will allow you to move around more easily.
Best brands of saddlebags at Santafixie
In our shop it is very easy to buy bike panniers. We highlight alternatives such as individual panniers with a capacity of 8 to 20 litres and lined with waterproof material. You will find them in various colours and shapes so that you can combine usability and design.
We rely on prestigious manufacturers such as Ortlieb, Urban Proof or Brooks. In all cases, you will be able to find references specially designed for the most demanding cyclists. It's up to you to choose double panniers for your bike. Surely now you know better what they are and what are the many advantages of installing them. They will convince you of their undoubted usefulness. If you have any doubts, just ask us!