Here is a bicycle question I was asked recently: "I have a question for you: Is it possible to use the back bags Ortlieb on the front trunk of the pizza rack?
For my bicycle touring I have Ortlieb bicylce bags. I have a pair of front panniers and rear panniers.
model: Sport-Roller Classic
height/width/depth: 30/25/14 cm or 11.8/9.8/5.5 inch
volume (of 2 bags): 25 Liter or 56.1 in³
model: Back-Roller Classic
height/width/depth: 42/32/23 cm or 16.5/12.6/6.7 inch
volume (of 2 bags): 40 Liter or 2441 in³
To answer the question: I would say, yes, it is technically possible to use the larger back pannier on the front wheel, but....
Please see the photographes below.
First picture: front pannier on front wheel.
Second picture: larger back pannier on front wheel
Third picture: back pannier on front wheel, photographed from the back side.
In the third picture you see that the stabilizing hook needs to be moved into a different position, to grab hold of the lower tube of the pizza rack.
Yes, technically it is possible to fit this large back pannier onto the front wheel. I said "but..." because I am not sure if it is advisable. I personally wouldn't do so. Fully loaded the weight of the smaller front panniers already interfered with the steering. The much larger back panniers would be loaded with more gear, resulting in more weight onto the front wheel and thus more interference with the steering.
This is my reasoning to this question. I guess other people may have different opinions. I'd be sure interested to hear them.
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