Load Up And Hit The Road With Ortlieb's Sport Roller Classic Pannier Set
These simple-yet-functional bags offer plenty of storage for your front rack with a 25 Liter combined volume (1526 cubic inches). Front Roller Classic Panniers also work great on your rear rack for shorter trips and weekend excursions.
The PVC-coated polyester fabric is tear resistant, lightweight and completely waterproof. Ortlieb's rolling closure system maximizes carrying capacity while keeping out the elements. A single zippered mesh pocket has been placed inside each pannier for easy organization.
The Front Roller Classic Panniers use Ortlieb's QL2.1 mounting system, with a laterally adjusting lower anchor with anti-scratch technology and spring loaded upper hooks. This proven design makes it easy to set the bag's fore/aft position for a perfect fit, and included reduction inserts allow for a secure hold on a wide variety of tubing diameters. Once dialed-in for your rack, the QL2.1 system provides single-handed bag attachment and removal, and remains totally rattle-free. This pannier set is also compatible with Ortlieb Carry System for easy backpack conversion, the detachable Water Bottle Cage, and the Outer Pocket for additional storage.
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Bag Type: Pannier
Bag Capacity: 1000 to 2000 ci
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I am not riding an Azub Ti-Fly etrike. I needed something to carry my rain gear and some tools to repair a flat. I decided on the Ortlieb Sport Roller Classic pannier and am very satisfied with them. I initally wasn[t sure how they attached to the rack that I have on my trike, so I contacted Bike Tire Direct and asked for some help. The person was very helpful and after talking with him I found the instructions in the other pannier.
The instructions were very thorough.
I have then pannier on now and find it holds more than what I expected. They seems to be well made, good heavy material and are very easy to put on and take off. At this point I would say these are a winner for sure.
I used these on a cross-country bike tour - not this exact model, but the Front Roller Plus model with cordura fabric instead of PVC. I can still speak to the utility of these panniers, including closure system, straps, and so on. I paired them with the Bike Packer Plus rear panniers, which have a lid instead of a roll closure.
The roll closure is waterproof and feels very secure. It also has the advantage of being somewhat flexible in terms of carrying capacity - you can roll it down further if you're carrying less, or stuff it totally full (or even leave it open at the top, or just put the securing strap across the top) if you've got a lot of stuff. Another reviewer mentioned that the closure system is annoying, and I agree, to an extent. You have to roll the top, clip both sides to the shoulder strap, and make sure the shoulder strap stays secure in its little clip at the bottom front of the bag. Then you clip the third strap closed over the top. I actually stopped doing this pretty quickly. I did it on one side - I kept the shoulder strap attached to the pannier in which I kept my valuables, so I could grab it and wear it across my body like a purse when I got off my bike at a restaurant or museum or whatever - I really liked that. The other pannier, I took the shoulder strap off and shoved it in the bottom somewhere, and just clipped the two sides of the rolling portion to each other, forming a loop at the top. Worked just fine, and the top was still rolled and waterproof.
I love Ortlieb's attachment system. Once you've got it set up for your rack, it stays put exactly where you put it, and when you need to take the panniers off, all you have to do is pull up on the handle. They've got a nifty system whereby lifting up on the handle pulls back the little plastic tab that wraps around your rack tube, and the pannier lifts right off. Putting it back on is the same thing in reverse. Practically effortless. Easier and more secure than other panniers I've seen that involve hooks and bungees.
THAT SAID... keep on eye on the attachments, and check the screws every once in a while. I lost one of the little lower thingies that holds the pannier against the rack when the screw loosened without me noticing. I checked all my other panniers every couple of days after that, with no further problems. I could replace the part easily enough, but it didn't really cause too many problems -- the top attachment is secure enough that I didn't worry about my pannier falling off at all, and I rarely leaned my bike sharply enough for the pannier to sway away from the rack.
Inside, the pannier is just a bucket you can organize and fill up however you'd like. I think this is more practical than dividers, since what you're carrying and how you want to carry it will vary over the course of a tour. If you like having everything separate, I recommend carrying plastic bags or stuff sacks (maybe color-coded!) and dividing stuff up that way.
Ortlieb is a product you can see and feel the quality. From the mounting system to the reflectors, these are nice! A good size if you just doing a weekend overnight or for the front if you're long-haul touring. I had a cheap set of panniers that I used on the C&O/GAP going from DC to Pitt - a couple of rainy days and my gear got wet through the zipper seams. Planning a 3-week tour of Maine in late summer so odds are there will be some rainy days and wanted a waterproof set of panniers. Like that they come with shoulder straps. BTD year-end sale made their price unbeatable! Thx BTD! Picked up the Back Rollers too!
It's Ortlieb: Quality, convenience, simplicity. I'm 5ft tall and so have a very small bike. I use these on both the front and rear racks. They mount and remove super-easily, and hold an astonishing amount of stuff. I do 90% of my shopping and errands on my bike, leaving my car at home. One (or two) sets of panniers carries everything I need.
I am getting a HP Veloteknik trike in a couple months and ordered the racks for the back end. I have ordered two rear saddle bags and one for by the seat. BIketiresdirect were quick to and the two rear panniers were ship right away. The bag by the seat got back ordered and the company emails regularly to let me know the status. That impresses me. I like shopping here.
They very well may be just that. Size, build quality, materials, fit & finish all superb. I love these bags. Using on a Gazelle with integrated rear rack - they drop on and latch in one smooth motion. Zero negatives thus far.
I did a lot of research and Ortlieb bags are always considered the best. These bags don't disappoint! I needed some bags that weren't too big yet had plenty of storage with an inside pocket and shoulder strap to carry around. I am using these on my rear rack and live the quality of them. We take day trips and plan on using these bags to go to the farmer markets too. Buying from biketiresdirect was a great experience with top notch service and the best prices ... thanks so much!!! Keep up the great service and go out there and enjoy life!!!
Just the right size for me. If I had to carry a full change of clothes as well as food, I'd use both. As it is, it's a little bigger than a backpack. Great price, doesn't wiggle, doesn't lose shape.
I got a set to put on my Sala Vaya 3 touring bike. They fit well on the Salsa Wanderlust front rack. The fastening system is adjustable and works as advertised. The workmanship and material is top rate. I've not used in rain but seems waterproof. My only gripe about the pack is the closing and opening of the bag It requires dealing with 3 buckles (2 sides, 1 top)and rolling of the top. This convoluted process can get truly maddening esp. when you're in a hurry or type A person. If I can do a do over, I'd get a simple 2 strap over the top closing with a separate compartment on the outside of the bag to minimize going into the main compartment altogether.
In Florida, with unexpected rain falling at any time of the day all summer long, with sunny skies giving way to sudden cloudburst then 10 minutes later sun shines bright, you need a bag that will keep you gear dry...You can't not ride just because there is a constant 20% of rain every summer day....i ride evryday, and have not used a car for 7 years and I must go out even if it might pour....My old bags failed me miserably one day when caught in a rain so I started researching for a true waterproof bag...hands down all around the world these German made bags are the ultimate purchase...this is was for my wife's bike and the smaller size was perfect for her bike frame...
I used these on a 650 mile ride on a carbon road bike this summer as the main bags, the beauty is how well they function and attach to a rack, was great to be able to grab them and go into restaurants and such with simplicity. Solid construction will last a lifetime.
Just mounted them on the Tubus Low Rider rack on a Trek Checkpoint. Beautiful fit and finish. Waiting for better weather and open campgrounds (Covid-19 closures) for a chance to try them out. Locals here use them for rear bags, as they are smaller than the the Classic Roller.
As expected the quality of these bags are second to none (at least in my experience). These front panniers fit well on my newly installed Thule Pack and Pedal rack installed on the front wheel, which was a concern when I ordered them. Theses are used to carry camping gear when we are touring. Initial use testing them on a long ride leads me to believe they will do exactly what need them to do. We have been very satisfied with the rear Ortlieb bags, so expect we will feel the same about these.