Although the XM-45’s will behave on any type of bikes, they were designed with one thing in mind : “offroad” mountain biking. The taller, narrower, hooded, top loading design allows greater heel clearance and maximum compression for swift single track trips or those serious wilderness adventurers who want the most incredibly solid panniers on the market! The XM series offers riders three layers of waterproof protection. For more details see Arkel’s waterproof facts.
Add another layer of waterproof protection, increase visibility, keep grime off your bags with an Arkel rain cover.
Arkel designs and builds the finest Bicycle Panniers for Bike Commuting, Mountain Biking, Bike Touring, or around-the-world Expeditions.
Arkel panniers are designed for cyclists, by cyclists, because there is no substitute for on the road experience.
Arkel have come a long way from their humble beginnings when, in 1988, Serge Vigeant set out to design the best bicycle pannier bag available to cyclists period! From the very first pair of touring panniers he made for himself to any touring, off road, randonneur series or commuter pannier you’ll find with the Arkel label today, one thing remains true, they care about your experience on the bike. They’ve always made and will continue to make panniers for cyclists like you; with the finest fabric (Cordura), the best zippers (YKK), the ultimate hook system (all aluminum Cam-Lock® system with no plastic parts to break) and flawless, practical designs that make your tour, commute or bike ride down to the local shop more satisfying.