Our first Tark pannier design is completed and pre-production prototypes ordered!
Final design process lasted over 3 months and included several different technical prototypes. For example for motorcycle fitting we had 3 different options – to make different inner shells for different mounting frames, then to have different mounting hardware for different frames and our chosen solution with separate mounting adapter. Although most expensive, we believe our customers appreciate possibility to mount same panniers to different pannier frames without modifications.
Another nice solution is single piece lid opening handle, which incorporates built in spring feature and works also as lid lock. This design eliminates several moving parts used for standard locks and simplifies handle assembly tremendously. It also increases lock reliability in dusty and wet conditions and makes it basically maintenance free.