Well the v35's sound awesome, and I think I have the same opinion of them as you. When I get a better luggage system I'm going to sell or repurpose the cortech bags I have, so I'm not worried about the rack working with them. How easy can you remove the v35's? The main thing I like about the easylock bags is they come off the bike super fast. I think that would work well if used as "suitcases" on trips. It would also be nice to keep em off for fun rides and throw em on quick for a run to the store or whatever. If the v35's can do that I'm sold.