Full Suspension Mountain Bike Pannier Rack

Jake-93

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Location
Peterborough UK
Hello This is my first post on here, so go easy on me please :biggrin:

A friend and I are going to be attempting the C2C (Coast 2 Coast) next month.

What my biggest problem is I own a full suspension mountain bike being this one...
My Bike and I cant find any pannier racks which would be able to fit on back without interfeiring with the suspension, I did have this one in mind... Pannier Rack it was the only one with any decent weight limit.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Many Thanks
Jake
 

HelenD123

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Location
York
By coincidence I met a guy a couple of days ago touring on a full-sus bike. He said the only rear rack he'd found was one by Axiom but it's really heavy and he'd decided to get a trailer instead. He was doing a much more extensive tour than you are doing though.

I don't think the one you linked to will carry enough weight, unless you're very disciplined and not carrying camping gear.

EDIT: PS Welcome to the forum!
 
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Jake-93

New Member
Location
Peterborough UK
You need either a. a trailer or b. a new bike.
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Thank you very your replies - But i think a trailer may be a bit more awkward if doing the amount of touring we are going to be doing, i really need a set of panniers, but its finding a half decent set, which are adequate for the job :/

Any more suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated :smile:
 
Thank you very your replies - But i think a trailer may be a bit more awkward if doing the amount of touring we are going to be doing, i really need a set of panniers, but its finding a half decent set, which are adequate for the job :/

Any more suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated :smile:

It is not particularly cheap but this rack from old man mountain (http://www.oldmanmountain.com/Pages/RackPages/RearRacks.html) will do your bike fine http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=product&under=range&product_id=80 (Old Man Mountain Racks : Cold Springs Rear ) I have listed it from a UK supplier. I have this rack.

I beleive that the Sherpa range will also fit your bike which is slightly cheaper, but can not take the same weight.

I think there is also a new zealand make one that I saw yesterday that might do you, but not sure what the availability of it is. http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/product-detail-RCK-BAG.htm
 
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Jake-93

New Member
Location
Peterborough UK
It is not particularly cheap but this rack from old man mountain (http://www.oldmanmou.../RearRacks.html) will do your bike fine http://www.carradice...e&product_id=80 (Old Man Mountain Racks : Cold Springs Rear ) I have listed it from a UK supplier. I have this rack.

I believe that the Sherpa range will also fit your bike which is slightly cheaper, but can not take the same weight.

I think there is also a new zealand make one that I saw yesterday that might do you, but not sure what the availability of it is. http://www.groundeff...ail-RCK-BAG.htm
There all very good idea's thank you very much - I'm just trying to work out how the one from New Zealand actually fits onto the bike, any ideas? :S

Thank you for all your posts!! :biggrin:
 
 

willem

Über Member
The seatpost fitted racks are only suitable for light loads. The OMM racks are clearly the best available, but a bit of a mismatch with your low end bike. Full suspension bikes are never a very good idea for touring, and certainly not bargain basement bikes such as this Halfords one. A second hand proper tourer would have been far preferable, I am afraid.
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andym

Über Member
Thinking laterally, you could put a rack on the front forks (Tubus smarti or Axiom)? Together with a backpack you should have more than enough space for a few days - at least if you are staying in B&Bs. (And enough even if you are camping if you pack carefully).
 
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