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Bike Packing on a P-38

I'd like to know what assortment of baggage folks have been able to attach to the P-38 to maximize carrying capacity for longer journeys involving overnights at campsites or B&Bs. What's the optimal formula for maximum load carrying capacity on the P-38?

The aero panniers that Lighting sells are pricey, but they are unusual in that they do not slow you down aerodynamically in comparison with ordinary panniers. Angletech sells a thing called an aerotrunk that fits well when mounted above the Lightning panniers on top of a rack. Other bags will have greater capacity, but will slow you down a bit. If you are touring you might not care about maximizing your speed, so the bigger capacity (and cheaper) bags may be the better way to go.

Safe riding,
Joel Dickman

These three prevent most accidents: seeing, being seen, and (usually) common sense.

Joel, What do you recommend as far as rear racks go on which to mount the Lightning panniers?

Hi David,

I don't know. Get Tim Brummer on the phone and get the most informed answer.

Stay healthy,


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