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I used to sometimes use my Altura Morph backpack pannier on the front for the same reason, and also when bike camping. It rides quite low, so you need to be careful in your choice of front rack, and avoid extreme cornering and very narrow spaces at ground level. Handling was fine, except when I used it heavily laden, with nothing on the other side, going ...


Depending on the handlebar arrangement, a standard squareish rucksack can be put on a wide rack or deep basket over the front wheel if not too heavy. Under 10kg, shall we say.


We try to avoid product recommendations here, but you've already mentioned Ortlieb, and they make a backpack adapter for their panniers. Front or rear.

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