Avenir Metro III Panniers (2, 165 Cubic Inches Total) (Sports)
Online Cycling Store Your no 1 Customer Review Site – The durable, well-constructed Avenir Metro III Panniers are spacious and can hold up to 2,165 cubic inches. Perfect for urban riders who need some extra storage space when on-the-move, each pannier is conveniently sized to fit a standard grocery bag. The panniers are made of strong, 420 denier nylon construction for durability and the ripstop dual outside pouches are ideal for securely storing items such as keys and cameras. The Metro III comes with an additional, large top pocket for more versatility and space. The denier nylon is lined with extensive reflective piping for increased visibility at night. The Avenir Metro III Panniers fasten easily to your bike rack with a standard hook and strap mounting system. The lightweight, aluminum frame conveniently folds flat when not in use.
Avenir Metro III Panniers Customer Reviews:
Great pannier for the price – The Avenir Metro Pannier is perfect for commuting. The top pack is big enough for my laptop and the side bags work for holding everything else. The reflective stripes are a big bonus also. The only complaint I have is Amazon’s packaging for shipment. The pannier came in a LARGE box. Why is a non-breakable, 1/4″ thick pannier being shipped in a box large enough for a small refrigerator with enough packaging material to insulate a house?
Perfect Panniers – A little information about myself. I am a non-traditional college student who lives college off my military/VA retirement, GI-Bill, and the good-will of my girlfriend. Essentially what this boils down to is that I don’t have the money to be spending on the astronomically high California gas prices; I bike to school and to study.
These bags have proven themselves to be a perfect fit for my needs of carrying books, groceries, my laptop, and whatever I could probably need. I would also add that for this price you will be hard-pressed to find a better deal and more cubic inches. Get’em and you’ll be happy.
Value for your dollar – I’m extremely happy with this purchase. It holds even more than I expected and attached quickly to the rack. I’ve read some criticism that the top compartment droops. I rectified that problem by storing my cook stove on top. It fits perfectly and provides a solid base. I can see where it would be problem if you don’t have a cook stove but a simple fix would be a one inch piece of wood to form a base and prevent drooping. A minor draw back is that the heel of my size 10 shoe tends to brush the side panniers when pedaling. It’s not a big deal. I just move my foot forward on the pedal a little bit. Let’s face it…if you’re sporting paniers on your bike, you’re not looking to set a speed record or win a race, so a simple foot adjustment is an inconsequential price to pay for a system that will haul your gear. I’m happy with the price and the size of this product.
Held up well – Bought these a few years ago with the idea of using them as a MTB touring accessory. Finally got their maiden voyage. Mounted on a standard rear bicycle rack on my MTB. Held up fine for the little shake-down ride. Was only a 20 mile ride (was going to be 40 but that’s another story). Since it was a short ride I filled them with bulky and heavy items to see how they fared. Never really noticed them while riding. Plenty of capacity. Seemed tough. I think they are all you need for bike-packing overnighters. Wish I could tell you more but they held up well enough and were easy enough to manage that they are going out again.
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