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RedLine Nacho

Yup this is is my rendition of the Swobo Sanchez. Since the Sanchez hit the scene, the bike has become such a popular item. So I decided to come up with my own “Sanchez Style” bike. I enlisted the help of my Redline 925. Since Swobo had a Spanish/Mexican name to their bike, I decided to call my Redline….NACHO!

Redline Nacho

Not not like Nacho as in the food. But that does sound good right about now…mmmm nachos….Anyhow, I call it the REDLINE NACHO because…its NACHO-Bike. For all the gringos out there…it means-Nacho: “Not Yours”….thus NACHO Bike….Not your bike…get it?

Oh did you notice that my Nacho helped me become a man. That’s right, the Nacho has no brakes! So now I have to really become good at riding my fixie since all the stopping power will be my legs.

redline nacho

What’s cool is with the Nacho set up, I have more leverage on my bars to be able to climb hills with out any issues. Before when I had my bull horns, It was a pain to climb since the bars were too narrow.

Banjo Brothers Panniers Long Term Review

Banjo Brothers Saddlebag panniers
KHS Green with Banjo Bros. Panniers
I don’t really like riding with anything on my back since I happen to sweat a lot. Banjo Brothers sent us their Saddlebag Panniers to test over a year ago and they are my favorite dual sided panniers.

Specs:

* 1500 cubic inch capacity
* Ripstop fabric with ballistic on the high-wear inside faces
* One piece design is great for commuters
* Single strap to attach or remove panniers
* 360 degree reflective accents


What Rocks:
The panniers have a low profile, they look great, they have a reflective strip and they are easy to remove/install on the bike. I usually place my work clothes on one side, and my bike essentials and lunch bag on the other side. As far as durability goes, I’ve never had an issue with the quality of the panniers. I’ve never ridden with them when is raining, so I can’t tell you how they will fare on a downpour. I also use the panniers when I take my kids to the beach or the park. I can take blankets, clothes, towels and lunches.

What Sucks:
I only have one gripe about these panniers: The single strap. My kids have gotten a hold of the single strap a couple of times and since it is not attached to the panniers and I end up riding with the panniers flapping around.

My recommendation:
These panniers retail for $49.99, yeah, you read it right, $49.99!!! A total awesome deal if you ask me!!. I highly recommend them for commuting and short recreational trip purposes, its very hard to find panniers of this quality at this price.

For more info, go to www.banjobrothers.com