Decathlon ELOPS 100 Bike Pannier Rack 24"-28" review

Not the easiest to set up but does the job once on

Decathlon ELOPS rack
(Image credit: Emma Silverside)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Decathlon ELOPS 100 Bike Pannier Rack 24"-28" won't fit every bike. Even if it does fit, it's not the simplest of racks to assemble and mount. Once on, it does what it needs to, but its 10kg maximum load limits versatility. Given the £12.99 price tag, you get a reasonable rack that does a reasonable job. It might have a shorter lifespan than some more expensive alternatives, both aesthetically and functionally. The flatpack style approach means that reliability is heavily dependant on getting all the fixings correctly positioned and 100% secure.

Reasons to buy
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    Tools provided

Reasons to avoid
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    Not quick to mount

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    Won't fit all bikes

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    Max load 10kg

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    Fragile finish

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If Ikea sold pannier racks, I suspect they'd stock the Decathlon ELOPS 100; it comes in a flat pack and requires patience and time to mount, though all necessary tools are supplied. Once you've got it on the bike, it serves its purpose well enough. It won't fit all frames, so don't assume it'll go on your bike, even if you bought your bike from Decathlon.

Construction and compatibility

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Emma’s first encounters with a bike were in between swimming and running. Soon after competing for GB in the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in Edmonton in 2001 she saw the light and decided to focus on cycling. 

With a couple of half decent UK road seasons under her belt, she went out to Belgium to sample the racing there, spending two years with Lotto-Belisol Ladies team, racing alongside the likes of Sara Carrigan, Grace Verbeke, Rochelle Gilmore and Lizzie Deignan. Emma moved from Lotto-Belisol to Dutch team Redsun, working primarily as a domestique for Emma Johansson. When Redsun folded, Emma was offered the opportunity to ride with a newly formed Belgian team and home to the first year senior and budding rider Anna Van Der Breggen.

After retiring, Emma returned to teaching, setting up her own tutoring business. When not coercing kids to do maths, she is invariably out on two wheels. While the road bike remains her true passion, she has also developed an addiction to touring, with destinations including Iceland, Georgia and Albania, to mention just a few. There have also been sightings of Emma off-road, on mountain and gravel bikes… As if all of this isn't enough, she's been working as a freelancer since 2005, testing and reviewing the latest kit and sharing her insight into the sport.