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Old 08-04-20, 07:02 AM
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Ortlieb front panniers

Hi, I have a pair of Back-Roller Plus panniers and am shopping for matching front panniers. Have Ortlieb changed the name of Front-Roller Plus to Sport-Roller plus, or are these different models?
The german online stores Rosebikes and Bike24 have only the Sport-Rollers.
If they are different models, any preferences on a Tubus Tara rack (Bianchi Volpe)? Thanks!
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I'm not sure, but I've also noticed a lack of ortlieb front panniers listed on most sites.
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Looks like a name change:

https://www.ortlieb.com/products/bike-bags/front-panniers

Probably wanted to use the same nomenclature as the Sport Packer model. AKAIK, those were never called Front Packers.

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Have you tried:
https://www.ortlieb.com/products/bik...front-panniers

It looks to me like the Front Roller panniers are now Sport Roller, with options like classic, plus, free, high vis, etc.
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'Sport' packer has the cap & draw string ... sport, roller is roll closure with a shoulder strap ,
Roller city has the side release, bonded in the sides of the bag..
Plus and the 'gravel' line are lighter weight fabrics..
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I had a bit of trouble with the lower hook on the Tara rack, the Tara is large diameter tubing and the Ortlieb lower hook on the pair that I bought a decade ago is designed for smaller rack tubing. I made some different hooks out of Aluminum bar for mine. Mine are QL1, I do not know if the newer hooks on the QL2 work on the Tara very well or not.

If you are unsure what I am talking about, try one of your rear panniers on the Tara and see if the lower hook works on the larger diameter tubing or not.
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Note: this piece for 16 mm tubing , for bottom of Tara, the track is not needed .. the screw is the same 5mm as the others..
https://www.ortlieb.com/usa/anchorin...ket-and-screws ..





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Yes, looks like the sport-roller plus is the companion to the back-roller plus.
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I have not had any problems with my Ortlieb Front Rollers or My wife's Packer Plus front panniers on my Tara rack.

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