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bubbaPDX
10-12-2009, 03:42 PM
I remember some mention here of Axiom (http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/bags/) waterproof panniers as a less-spendy alternative to Ortliebs.

http://www.axiomgear.com/img/prod/monsoon-1-full.jpg

Their website is, um, "Canada-centric" with no mention of U.S. distribution.

Are Axioms available locally? Thanks!

Jsnyder
10-12-2009, 04:03 PM
I have a set and love them. There is a lady who sells bike stuff online out of Bend that I got them from. It was last year so I dont have her contact info anymore but I think I found her on ebay. She gave me a great deal.

zpl
10-12-2009, 10:53 PM
In fact just a few hours ago I ordered a pair of their Typhoon panniers from ebikestop.com. They were $80 + $12 shipping. A neighbor of mine just bought a pair and I was impressed with their quality. Their mounting method is bungee-based as opposed to Ortlieb's locking mechanism, but otherwise I think they are practically clones of the Ortleib Back Rollers.

Universal Cycles in NW Portland has them, but they are $115. That price difference was a bit too large for me to ignore. I just realized you could try price-matching them though.

Scott

zpl
10-19-2009, 01:12 PM
The Typhoon panniers arrived today. They are as nice I expected them, and quite roomy. I'm happy to answer any questions about them in this thread.

My grocery store runs are about to become more productive. :D

Scott

bubbaPDX
10-21-2009, 11:42 AM
Just got mine, too. They easily swallowed up laptop, power supply, lunch, files, etc.

Plus, they're red.

Doesn't take much to get me excited! :D