Originally Posted by abruzzi
I may be buying a used 800xc sight unseen. There is a local bike with Jesses I've ridden so in know I like the bike, but the one I'm looking at has the the triumph panniers. I've heard iffy things, but I can't find any close up photos or videos showing what the pannier attachment points look like or how they work. Has anyone found any better info online? Google has so far failed me.
Hey Geoff, don't let that spoil your purchase. If they work for you, they work. If they don't, well, change them. From what I've seen the mounts are the weak point BUT I've also seen that the panniers fall off in a spill and, therefore, don't get damaged. You'll love the bike.
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