Some of our Axiom gear was recently reviewed by the fine people at Bicycle Times magazine and is featured in their most recent issue – #4. The gear in question, as the title of this post states, are our Sirius waterproof panniers and the new urban-styled Phoenix Rack. Here are a couple of short excerpts. If you want to pick up a copy of the magazine follow this link or go by your local bike shop or magazine store.
Sirius Pannier Review
« Everything about the $120 Axiom Sirius panniers points to durability. The front, back panels and hood are made from welded tarpaulin. The polyester side panels and bottom are designed with gussets, which help reduce stress on the seams. The tarpaulin material has a thick and waxy plastic feeling and has thus far handled a fair amount of rough handling. Bonus: materials are free of heavy metals and VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). No funky plastic smell either. The straps are reinforced where they are connected to the tarpaulin to prevent tearing away from the bag over time » By Amanda Zimmerman
Phoenix Rack Review
« The first thing one must note about this bike rack is that it sure is pretty, with its slick black alloy deck, elegant curves and sleek lines. The great part is that it’s functional as well. The white powder-coated tubing is slightly thicker than a standard rack, making it a bit sturdier—rated for up to 88lbs. This does make the rack slightly heavier as well (910g), but you can really load up with groceries, camping gear, etc. if need be. » By Amanda Zimmerman