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Hi all,

Does anyone have experience of front panniers and racks designed for forks WITHOUT low rider braze-ons? I haven't found many products out there for this niche...

There's this one which doesn't have any reviews:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acor-Low-Rider-Front-Carrier-Pannier-Rack-Black-Alloy-Bike-For-Rigid-Forks-/142405366535?epid=1950111126&hash=item2128057307:g:xY8AAOSw42JZNS1y

And this one which has very mixed reviews: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Avenir-Rider-Alloy-Front-Pannier/dp/B000RY0TUA

It's to fit on a Specialized Rockhopper, and old-school mountain bike from the 1990s which I bought last year for touring. Bargain bike, great frame and a really comfortable geometry for touring. I'm riding it from England to the Alps in a few weeks time and would like to spread some of the weight forward, and down. (I also have a handlebar bag, not fitted in this photo).

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Any first-hand accounts or product recommendations would be good to hear!

Theo
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Excellent advice, many thanks guys. Can't believe I didn't think of those wrap-around clips - so simple. I think hardware stores or car parts suppliers will probably supply them cheaper though.

First I'm going to look into those Tubus and Old Man racks... (reminds me of Old Man Emu suspensions for 4x4s, but I assume there's no connection. http://www.oldmanemu.com.au/ )
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You can get some little wrap around clips that give you a mounting point wherever you need it. I used them to attach a rear rack to my old 80's mountain bike. You can get them through Cyclosource at https://www.adventurecycling.org/cyclosource-store/equipment/sp/kmc-1-58-clamp/ though I believe I have also seem them at the hardware store.
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Old man mountain build one for suspension forks. Attaches via the front axle and v-brake mounts. Have used mine on and off road over multiiple fully loaded tours. Have carried 20kg over the front wheels with it. Absolutely bomb proof.
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Tubus Smarti, excellent design but hurry Tubus have stopped making them. But can still get them.
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