the panier bags are very useful for the purpose. however I have a suggestion regarding carrying them "off" the bike. holding the 2 bags together and carrying them minus the cycle puts a lot of pressure on the fingers. i really had a tough time carrying them around in bus and train when i was heading towards a cycling expedition where i had booked a cycle on rent. however on cycles they were perfect w.r.t load balance. another thing i noticed was the strap coming off too often but that's not a very big problem. it would be really great if there were a shoulder strap option at least to carry them.
I purchased this product just yesterday first of all in India you could not find panniers according need easily. Now it and one another (more bigger than it) I saw in Decathlon, Zirakpur not knowing that ( like now from internet ) that there was another of Rs 1000 good for occasional bike tours. I brought it to home and now wondering how it would work, could 10 kg of weight be given.only on faith of velcro strap. I think I know what is gonna to happen. If there would be an way to return it I would be glad.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.
You are right about the availability of touring bags in our market. Btwin is one of the few brands to have a range of bags. The entire range of our bags can be found on http://www.decathlon.in/cycling/accessories/panniers--racks--and-bags. The bags are designed to hold 2*15L. The weight will be distributed on the hard surface provided on the strap onto the rack. The velcro straps will be able to hold the weight. If you are not happy with the product and have it in saleable condition we can accept the return. Please keep me posted if you wish to do the same. I am available for further information.
Deepak Babu E-sport manager DECATHLON
Fab on longer rides, everything feels secure when fastened up
Bottom fastening is a farce. The velcro strap is a 2 person job to fasten. It is difficult to thread through and then fasten
stupid way it fastens to the bike rack
Thanks for reviewing the classic pannier bag. I do think that the bag can be quite fiddly to fit as you have to fit it blind so to speak, I think the issue is mainly due to the firmness of the strap itself, though most pannier bags are not the easiest of things to fit unless they clip onto the rack. With a bit of practice it can be fitted quite quickly.
Rob Basnett b'Twin Product Expert DECATHLON
First pair of Panniers...used to put stuff in rucksack! Much easier this way!
Easy to attach. Quite water resistant.
Nothing so far!!
These bags are very durable on tough rides and really stand up to brambles and the like. They look like good value too.
Unfortunately, they do have a tendency to slide forward so you catch your heels on them.
Good capacity, tough and stable
Tends to slide forward
I bought these to fit my bike which uses a disc brake pannier. No problem with the fitting, although I use a bungee cord to hold the bags back towards the rear of the rack as otherwise they slip forward. The bags are easy to open, hold a surprising amount and are showerproof. However, they DO NOT have a zipped compartment as advertised. Since I bought them 'as seen' in a store this isn't a problem for me, but it might be if you get them delivered to you.
Pretty decent for the money, although I would recommend a bungee cord to give you added security over the Velcro tabs.
Easy to fit, light, plenty of room, fit rack well.
Do not have zipped pockets as stated.
Decent bags, not really been tested too much with rain yet but they have, a couple times came loose. There is only a vekcro strap keeping them attached tongue rack and a clip to make sure that they don't come off completely. I've noticed them slip quite a bit during a fairly normal FIDE and worryingly I heard a rubbing noise
Cheap, fairly waterproof
Not as stable as I would have liked
Please keep letting us know how you are getting on with these bags.
I'll forward your initial feedback on to the product designer.
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
In an emergency I had to buy this item for a vacation and it has proved to be truly fallible (and is not even compatible with the racks sold Decathlon stores). The single webbing-strap that affixed by the buckle to the rack is great but there is not 'friction' within it so the webbing strap slips so it loosens within the toggle. The idea is great but execution is poor. The main issue is that the bags' "middle support" (where they join) does not have any straps to affix to the metal racking. Essentially, they are loose to wobble (dangerously so on the road - and could leave Decathlon legally culpable should a road fatality happen?). An earlier model of the bags (same price approximately) did have strap and was 100% secure. The strapping on the inner-sides of the bags are badly designed as every time you have get so intimate with the metal frame that you become dirty & grubby & wet from the previous journey's detritus. Additionally, these straps are not compatible with Decathlon-sold metal racks.
Overall, whoever designed these is a marketing person not a cyclist/bike commuter.
I guess now as I have 'used' them Decathlon would not accept a Return and provide me with something that actually will functions.
Buyers; avoid this product.
Seems to "rain shower" proof.
Does NOT to securely to ANY metal rack-frame
I will feedback all your comments to the product manager at b'Twin. Your observations are very valuable to us.
If you are not satisfied with this product, you are welcome to return it for an exchange/refund. It is not a problem.
Peter Lazarus UK Market Manager DECATHLON
I need replacement back clips to attach them to the sides of the rack and I was wondering if anyone knows if/where I can get them?
Cannot fault them
The back clips have slipped off