(Mods, please move to appropriate thread if needed…)
I am thinking I would like to stop carrying a backpack for my 14km workplace commute and let the bike do the work of carrying my things each day.
This is the bike (picture somewhat out of date):
It’s a medium Pompino with v-brakes and 420mm wide bars.
This is what I need to be able to carry simultaneously most of the time
- Wallet, phone
I have been thinking about a rear rack and maybe some Ortlieb panniers, but now I am entertaining the idea of a front rack that sits nicely between the drops. However, I have read that front racks may be annoying for handling depending on the amount of trail
What would people suggest is the most convenient and safe way of taking care of this requirement? The path of least resistance is to stick with the backpack, but i am always open to ideas!