i like my 1450 pelicans and they fit these bikes perfectly. compact and mount in tight. the side load never bothered me and i just used the "green" cloth shopping bags for liners, usually free or less than a buck. i've held up on a gear order while i think about it some more. the pelicans might end up on there yet, or i have two other options in the mix. i'm trying to balance the basic load out requirements with total weight and how the weight is distributed. durability and cost are in there too.