Ortleib Backroller Lite Pannier Bike Bags

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $170.00

Product Description

Symmetrical backward-sloping shape on left and right of these panniers provide more leg room. Made of durable Cordura(R) nylon with polyester and constructed with welded seams for strength. Designed with an easy access, roll-top closure. Replaceable, adjustable, quick-release security catches mount panniers quickly and easily on racks--also removed easily. Lifting on pannier carrying strap automatically releases the QLR-system security catches, while releasing the strap causes latches to lock in place.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Laars a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2007

Strengths:    Waterproofness, simple and sturdy structure, great clips, shoulder strap, good reflectors back & front.

Weaknesses:    The lack of inner pockets. The roll closure system is not ideal if you need to open and close them often during the day. Perhaps if you coupled these with lowrider front panniers that open more easily you would reach perfection? :D

Bottom Line:   
Like Rufus, I too have the Classic-version, model 2005. They come with a simpler, yet functional, clip system and no inner pockets. These panniers are simple, sturdy, waterproof and you don't need to worry about them falling off.

The cost is bigger than that of some competitors, but in comparison with my old cheap panniers these Ortliebs have relieved me of all pannier-related stress so I consider them worth every penny. After all, this is about as much as you might pay for a quality back pack of equal size.

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Favorite Ride:   Any sunny summer road

Purchased At:   Local outdoor shop

Similar Products Used:   Halti panniers.

Bike Setup:   Rigid and relatively cheap mtb-look-a-like with Acera componentry but it's seen 11 000 miles of road without problems so...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by trekincrazy a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2005

Strengths:    strong, fairly lightweight, look nice, easy clip on, cliff off system.

Weaknesses:    the backing, but only in extreme stuffing situations

Bottom Line:   
i love em. i have matching front rollers, which are basically just a smaller version to these. they are tough, and have a ton of room. they clip on and off the bike in a jiffy. there's just one big compartment, so you'd better be organized. i think having lots of little nook and cranny pockets is more of a pain. you can easily move stuff back and forth, left and right to get everything balanced out more easily, not to mention the "bulky item stuff" factor. as i noted with the front rollers, you need to have them on the bike before you start to REALLY stuff the bags. the backs will bow and then you can't get them onto the bike. they could use an alum or carbon reinforcement along the top to help out with that.

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Favorite Ride:   with the wind

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   trek

Bike Setup:   2003 trek 520

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