This Glass-Filled Nylon mounting wedge is great for replacement or setting up a second bike.
Looking for an HDPE wedge? We no longer stock this item - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to upgrade your old frames and wedges and why we made the switch.
In July 2016 we switched from machining to injection molding for our Backcountry Pannier mounts. The two systems are not compatible. In other words, you cannot use a Nylon wedge with a HDPE mounting frame or vice-versa.
If you are buying extra/replacement wedges for newly purchased bags: the Backcountry 35 Pannier Kit comes with injection molded Glass-Filled Nylon mounts, the Scout 25 Pannier Kit comes with machined HDPE mounts. You will want to order the same type of wedges as the ones that come with your pannier kit (Backcountry 35 = Nylon, Scout 25 = HDPE).
*The first two pictures are the Glass-Filled Nylon Wedge, then the HDPE Frame and Wedge follow (for reference).
If you need to upgrade your Backcountry Panniers to glass-filled nylon please see our Retrofit Kit.
The bags, 35 ltr and wedge racks are high quality. Pretty much what I expected! I ordered an extra set of wedge racks since I have two bikes. 2016 Honda Africa Twin and 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R. The AT has SW Motech racks which have a vertical oval frame. The KTM has tusk racks that are the round tubular frame. The wedge rack mounting parts fit both racks just fine.
I had two issues which were minor for me but could be a show stopper for others. First, the very last puck, its always the last part thats has issues, was not tapped all the way through. Im a machinist so had a M6 tap on hand. Tap it through and done.
Second issue on my AT was I placed the wedge rack too far back and the bag lock interfered with the AT grab handles. My fault! I did use loctite, blue, on the M6 mounting screws. Some came out easy but about 1/3 of them came out hard and actually bent making it very difficult to reinstall. I decided to order longer flange head SS bolts and M6 nylock nuts. I just wanted the security that the bolts would not loosen up over time.
Third issue, this is personal preference, the pucks only come in mosko blue. I would much prefer black so the pucks dont stand out so much.
Overall, Im very happy with the quality and appearance of the 35 ltr bags!
Très satisfait de votre matériel
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Mounting Wedge (Single)