Saturday, 21 May 2011

Loaded Tourer


My Revolution Touring bike fully loaded here in France. The bike seems to handle well with the two sets of panniers. I was a little cautious about fitting the front panniers as i thought that they may upset the stability of the steering at speed downhill. This does not seem to be the case. My top speed so far on this trip has been 35mph and the bike felt as steady as a rock.

6 comments:

Jason said...

Thanks for the great on-the-road posts!

gedek! said...

Cool stuff...!

Steve A said...

Very smart looking outfit. Some more photos would be welcome as well...

jeff said...

The tourer looks great, and it sounds like a wonderful trip. Have fun, be safe, and take lots of pictures!

Big Oak said...

I've heard that front panniers, mounted low, like yours, actually increase stability. I've never mounted front panniers, but I notice a distinct wobble when I ride without hands and have loaded rear panniers.

It looks like you are having a great time. Thanks for the periodic posts. They may be a pain for you, but we here in blogger land are enjoying them.

Have a great trip!

Bill

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

It looks like that you would have to be careful about your luggage spread particularly at the front.