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Weight distribution panniers

What is your preferred distribution of the load including eventual handlebar bag and load on rear rack?
There seems to be a 50-50 split with some saying 60 % in front and others say 40 %. I guess there is no one right answersand might even differ some between bikes.

What is your ideal weight distribution?

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My experience

My experience is 60% in front and 40% in back in a touring bike.
Because the rear will usually also have to endure your own weight.

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Mavic 719 rim

fully agree ... have to endure your own weight....
currently I have serious problems with my rear Mavic 719 rim,
consequently, for a while, I place the max weight in front

once more once again, NEVER buy Mavic 719 rim if you go on a long trip heavy loaded
problems will arise after 5'000 km if you have have Vbrake (side of the rims will be thin )

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Weight distribution panniers

I see you ride a Long Haul Trucker. I don't think the weight distribution is too much of a problem with that bike. Mine seems to be able to take anything I care to throw at it, although I have not tried more than 50% in front, I don't think there would be a problem with overloading the front end. Experience will tell.