Commuting with a medium sized duffle bag on bike (not on back)

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by jesper2913

Has anyone solved this problem?

I dont like riding with a bag on my back, and I need the bag when I go to work. So it somehow has to sit on the bike. Travel saddle bag/backloader/saddlebag is not an option, because I need to carry a laptop. And it wont fit. I've already got the Ortlieb saddle bag 16 liters. And it wont work out.

Ideally I need a front rack. But I would also like to ride with TT extensions. Has anyone solved this problem?
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by scapie

have you had a look at these?

i've got the aeropack. its really good.

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by Mimmo89

What about these Decathlon bikepacks that double as panniers?
Admittedly they are not the most spacious bags, but way cheaper than the tailfin system; and they have a laptop compartment. ... ngQAvD_BwE

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by jesper2913

Thanks, I will check both suggestions out.

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by Rnoben

Disadvantage of traditional bike panniers is the additional drag. You could consider the Ortlieb trunk-bag or similar bag on a Tubus disco or fly rear rack as a cheaper option than the Tailfin. However, what I really love about the Tailfin is that you can put it on and take it off in a few seconds. The Tubus rack will take more time to remove and install and needs eyelets on the seat stays or special hardware to mount.
Solution I ended up with to commute to work on my road bike is a frame bag from Gramm:
Only disadvantage is that I cannot use the standard bottle cage mounts.

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