With all respect, your post on the Brooks cases is inaccurate and misleading. The cases are held in place with thick metal bars, that latch behind the frames and attached to an 8mm threaded rod which goes through to the inside of the case, at two points. If anyone can break these in an impact, or the two huge nylon "hooks" at the bottom of the case, then there's going to be extensive damage to the rest of the bike and the rider and the cases will be the least of their concerns. The plastic "wheel" which I think is what you are referring to, when you talk about plastic parts, is purely an outer over a metal nut that assists you in tightening said nut, then there is also a lock nut that also tightens against it to ensure they cannot come loose. If someone had one fall of then that was completely down to user error and ineptitude. To imply they are only good for going to Starbucks is a complete misrepresentation of the cases and their abilities, I do not have a direct comparison, but IMO they are stronger than the BMW OEM setup based on the research I did before buying mine.
I don't care what cases people buy, but to write these cases off based on a lack of understanding of the system and thereby misleading other potential buyers is not helpful to anyone. I bought mine last May and they have been fantastic in every way. Initially I kept a sharp eye on the "nuts" that lock the mounts, but to date I've never found them to work loose ever, and rarely check them now.
Last edited by redhawk4; 20-Mar-2019 at 11:56 AM (706).