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    Never had a rack before.

    So, are the panniers supposed to be able to slide back and forth on the rail?

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    Mine lock on pretty snug and don't slide around, but there are a lot of different "attachers" and racks, some more compatible or stable than others. Perhaps something like a ziptie or bungie to limit movement might be of use? Depending what you carry in them in could be pretty expensive if they fly off the rack mid-ride.

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    No, you should be able to adjust the position of the latches until everything holds tight.

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    How do I do that?

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    Cany you post a picture of the mounts? They`re all different. Some aren`t adjustable (mine aren`t). If they don`t cause any problems, I wouldn`t worry about it, but if there`s a danger of losing one or if the position that they try to drift to sucks, one of MtbX`s ideas might work for you. Or a couple wraps of friction tape so that the clamps grab tighter- most clamps are for 3/8 or 10mm tubing these days, while a lot of racks use 5/16 or 8mm.

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    It depends on the pannier. Some require a screwdriver, some have thumb screws, some have flip latches. Many require a lower clip to help keep the upper clips in place.

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