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Discussion: Xpd - rear bike rack, yes or no?

in: Adventure Racing; Gear & Toys

Jun 29, 2015 6:30 AM # 
Hi everyone. What do you all do with your pack in the bike legs of long races? Do you have a bike rack and strap some stuff down, or just wear your pack for the 300+km?
Jun 29, 2015 8:16 AM # 
Bike rack yes. it only takes ~5kgs so I still had stuff in my pack.

I have one of these but I also like the look of some of the new big rear bags like this: I think Andrem on AP raced with one recently
Jun 29, 2015 11:37 AM # 
Two of my teammates have racks or panniers (I forget which) but I just carry everything in my pack. It does get a bit tiring after a while.
Jun 29, 2015 4:18 PM # 
Been using a seat post rack for years. Great on long not tech rides. Pain on really tech or hike a bike. Most AR riding falls into non-tech riding. I appreciate anything that takes weight off of my saddle (saves my butt). Probably use the rack on 2/3 of AR riding.
Jun 30, 2015 9:32 AM # 
Thanks guys!! I will definitely be getting a rack or bag now ... I just have to decide which one!!
Jul 1, 2015 8:46 PM # 
None of the UK based teams use racks in exped races. Not sure why.

In Exped Africa I saw a few teams use these:
Jul 2, 2015 12:40 AM # 
I would definitely use that over my seat post rack!! The prob with my rack is fastening a bag/pack to it, keeping it in place on rough terrain and then getting at anything that's in it.. total pain in the a$$
Jul 2, 2015 2:49 AM # 
I like it too, although I wonder how you would add a bike tow to that set-up.
Jul 2, 2015 4:54 AM # 
If your teammate needs a tow, it's time for a new teammate.
Jul 2, 2015 8:04 AM # 
How is your search for team mates going tRicky? do you need a reference?
Jul 3, 2015 1:14 AM # 
No we've got a team now although we had to pay the guy's entry.
Jul 6, 2015 12:24 PM # 
I used the Revelate bag in the GZ, 6-14L and can highly recommend it. It nicely fit my sleeping bag and the tent.

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