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Pannier weights
« on: May 12, 2013, 01:45:13 PM »
In case anybody is interested, I finally got round to weighing the panniers on my Trophy and ST1300 just to find out the difference:

ST1300 - 3.8kg

Trophy  - 7kg

Weights are for a single (empty) pannier.

Quite a difference! The Trophy has the pannier/bike latching mechanism built into the pannier whereas the ST1300 has it built into the bike. I expect that this would account for most of the difference. Also, the latching mechanism takes up considerable room making the walls of the Trophy panniers much thicker than those on the Pan. This means that although the Trophy panniers look bigger and are heavier than the ST1300's I am not convinced that they hold as much. I regularly commute to work on the bike(s) and rather struggle to fit as much into the Trophy pannier liners as I do in the ST1300's. Having said that, the Trophy's liners are much stronger and more substantial than the thin and flexible nylon ones on the Pan.

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Re: Pannier weights
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 05:32:04 PM »
Similar comments regarding the 955ST.  I have the 955ST as well as a Trophy. The ST bags are lighter than Trophy bags for sure although I've never weighed them. ST bags are only slightly more difficult to put on and take off.  But it appears the advantage of absolute waterproofness goes to the Trophy.
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Re: Pannier weights
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 06:44:59 PM »
RT panniers are much lighter than the Trophy's aswell

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Re: Pannier weights
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 07:39:31 AM »
Especially the "city" panniers!  :002:
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Re: Pannier weights
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 04:10:00 PM »
I'm not sure if I'm missing a joke but what are "city" panniers?
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Re: Pannier weights
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 04:21:45 PM »
Sorry- "city" panniers (or pannier lids depending on which model you have) are used by police forces on many of their bikes. They are narrower than standard luggage and so make the bike easier to get through narrow and congested city streets in a hurry.

Unfortunately this means that they can't take helmets or a weeks' worth of clothes but they are great for commuting. I know a couple of people who have a set of each for their Beemers and swap them accordingly.

This video has a strange set-up of one city pannier on the left and a standard one on the right and shows the difference well:

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=QRPDewniLkA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQRPDewniLkA

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Re: Pannier weights
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 07:18:06 PM »
Never saw such a pannier but I'm not sure how needed it would be here in the US.  Learn something new nearly every time I come to the Forum.  Thanks for the explanation.
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Re: Pannier weights
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 09:37:29 PM »
In southern California, we want these city lids

 


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