This works great for several most popular rack-less systems. Here are a few photos of Giant loop Great Basin on this setup. Other systems are shown in the blog posts too, look it up. All posts are written in the same manner, so it should be easy to compare the fitment of different systems.
In this case, bags are positioned as far forward as possible, without interfering with a rider, sitting or standing. This greatly contributes to mass centralization and improves the handling of the bike.
Also, set up like this and with the help ofSide carriers, bags are not touching the silencer at all.
It is hard to take a decent photo, butSide carriersare supporting the rear end of the bags.
At the same time,Tie-down bracketsprovide perfectly placed tie-down points for lower straps.
AndTop luggage rackoffers smooth slots, which are angled, so upper straps can be strapped properly.
One of the benefits of this setup is that it is (relatively) narrow. Much more narrow than the handlebars.
These bags are on the market for a very long time, and they received many updates and improvements. Very polished product, time-tested.
Outer pockets are waterproof. Three waterproof inner soft bags (with air valves!) come with the system. Total, a bit less than 70 liters.
Since almost entire rear part of the Top luggage rack it is easy to add extra luggage or extra fuel or water inGiant loop Armadillo bag. Straps needed to secure it are already on the back of the Great Basin.