Originally Posted by earthroamer
I agree. The fact is, not everybody wants the racks (that's why they're optional). $65 and less than 30 minutes and your done.
It seems to me, though I've been wrong before, that buying panniers without strap points is the same as buying an Hummer to drive around the city. What's the point? Any REAL adventure riding requiring panniers certainly requires lashing equipment to the top of them.
Panniers without strap points are merely fashion accessories. Period.