Monsoon Pannier and Journey Rack Reviews

Every once in a while magazines and websites will do reviews of our gear,  and I figure it’s time to start sharing them on our blog.

We would love to know what you think so let us know if you enjoy having access to reviews here on the blog or not and if they are helpful or not.

Here are a couple of reviews our gear has recently received.

Monsoon Pannier Bag

Review by Ryan at bicyclesmile.com

I am lucky to live in a place where monsoons are non-existent, but we do have a good down pour on occasion. I had been looking for a smaller front pannier bag for my city/touring bike and the Axiom Monsoon seemed to fit the bill, so I thought I would try them out and put them through their paces.

Axiom Monsoon Pannier

The first thing noticed is that the 24.8 litres (12.4 litres per side) is a very nice size for a front mounted pannier. In the past I had used another Axiom bag on the front that was about an extra 5 litres in size, and it just seemed too large and bulky. Now the larger bags have made their way to the rear rack and the Monsoon is strapped on the front. Mounting the bags was a lot easier then I had expected… to read the whole review click here

Journey Pannier Rack

Review by Brandon at 1lesscar.com

Cole got this rear rack from Axiom and we threw it on his dad’s Trek 7.3 before our 3 day tour, and it handled the job fine.

Weighing in at a mere 700 grams, this rear rack is super light, but super tough with it’s triple stay design and sweep-back support for panniers. The stay length is adjustable, fitting 26″, 27″, and 700cc sizes. My dbl. sided panniers didn’t show up in time, so i had to rock a single- no problems rack wise, although it did take a little getting used to of riding with an extra 50 or so pounds on one side. Topped off with a tent & sleeping bag, this rack held up great- no complaints. And when I left it, it still looked brand new.

axiom rack

One thing that surprised me- it comes with a lifetime guarantee! With that in hand, I don’t see how you can go wrong. To see the review click here

Other specs:
360mm Stay length
390mm x 150mm Platform area
Available in Black or Silver
Capacity: 70kg/154lbs
-Brandon

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2 Responses to “Monsoon Pannier and Journey Rack Reviews”

  1. jeff says:

    Hello,
    I just got a Journey rack for my Specialized Globe Vienna. Unfortunately it does not fit! Any ideas? I like this rack!
    Any ideas on another Axiom rack thay may fit?
    aloha from Hawaii

  2. Cadeyrn says:

    Hi Jeff,

    That’s no good. Well, it is difficult to diagnose online; I haven’t tried to mount the Journey rack to a Globe bicycle yet. If you could let me know what part seems to be causing the problem I could try and give you some help on figuring out what will fit your bicycle. Perhaps the Odyssee, it has adjustable stays or if there is a problem getting the Versa-Lock Arms to reach a Odyssee Rear Suspension could do the trick. I know the Vienna is not full suspension but with the swept stays this might be a solution. You could also work with your local dealer, they may have tried the rack on a similar model.

    Cheers,

    Cadeyrn

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