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What pannier color should I get?

Black - because they look good!
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Silver - because they reflect heat
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Voting closed: January 30, 2023, 02:01:19 am

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    Expedition panniers - black or silver?
    on: January 25, 2023, 02:01:19 am
    January 25, 2023, 02:01:19 am
    Getting ready to add the expedition panniers on my GT Explorer (Snowdonia White). Can’t decide which pannier color to get and not sure if one is better than the other. I like the look of the black, but wonder how much hotter they will get inside. Need some help and comments!

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    Re: Expedition panniers - black or silver?
    Reply #1 on: January 25, 2023, 05:17:43 am
    January 25, 2023, 05:17:43 am
    *Originally Posted by TheRoadVirus [+]
    Getting ready to add the expedition panniers on my GT Explorer (Snowdonia White). Can’t decide which pannier color to get and not sure if one is better than the other. I like the look of the black, but wonder how much hotter they will get inside. Need some help and comments!

    On a white/black bike like yours I would definitely go with black.  Will flow better.  But I'm also partial to black (or white) for everything.
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    Re: Expedition panniers - black or silver?
    Reply #2 on: January 25, 2023, 05:41:24 am
    January 25, 2023, 05:41:24 am
    You shouldnt ask others what you prefer / like…..its your bike.
    I have black GTExplorer with black cases because I prefer it and because silver would look funny on black bike

    But silvers are easier to mantain, less hot in summer etc etc

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    Re: Expedition panniers - black or silver?
    Reply #3 on: January 25, 2023, 03:47:08 pm
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    I have a black bike with silver panniers. It looks fine. My mate has a white Rally Pro with black cases. It looks great!

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    Re: Expedition panniers - black or silver?
    Reply #4 on: January 26, 2023, 01:44:59 am
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    So much for me waiting - the dealership had the black ones in stock so that’s the route I went …

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    Re: Expedition panniers - black or silver?
    Reply #5 on: January 26, 2023, 01:59:12 am
    January 26, 2023, 01:59:12 am
    *Originally Posted by TheRoadVirus [+]
    So much for me waiting - the dealership had the black ones in stock so that’s the route I went …

    Easy Peasy.  Post some pics if you can!
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    Re: Expedition panniers - black or silver?
    Reply #6 on: January 26, 2023, 11:59:04 am
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    I think with white GT explorer black pannier would be a great choice.

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    Re: Expedition panniers - black or silver?
    Reply #7 on: January 26, 2023, 12:09:22 pm
    January 26, 2023, 12:09:22 pm
    Black GTE with black

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/9FNFiPjELqQzWwx2A
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/Bz8htm3Fmz4mzsM99

    To me the silver engine guards and silver side carriers make the difference in looks black - silver - black. Putting silver would break the visio affect. But thats just me :). Many angles of bike in my albums
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    Re: Expedition panniers - black or silver?
    Reply #8 on: January 26, 2023, 01:26:21 pm
    January 26, 2023, 01:26:21 pm
    Black and white go perfect together.

    Not sure why silver would be any easier to "maintain" and never even gave a thought to the temperature inside the boxes.


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    Re: Expedition panniers - black or silver?
    Reply #9 on: January 26, 2023, 02:05:10 pm
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    *Originally Posted by JG_XRT [+]
    Black and white go perfect together.

    Not sure why silver would be any easier to "maintain" and never even gave a thought to the temperature inside the boxes.



    I have now second set of blacks after having 2 sets of silver. I dont know where you leave but if I go to Alps or beach in August at 38 outside, I can have a very warm tea and a hot dog from my suicase :)
    Maintennace: this one is obvious, on black every little scratch, every finger is seen. On silver you can be much more agressive with cases - because its actually raw aluminium its not paint. Its also much easier to put stuff on top of silver ALU case (camping gear etc) you wont have any scratches while on blacks you need to be carefull, putting stickers is one way of protection :)

     



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