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Rack Compatability for around town bike
I am in the market for an around the town single speed commuter, mainly going to be used to run to the grocery store (2 miles away) and other general errands. Figure driving is a waste and I should just get a bike dedicated for errands. I currently have three mid-high end race road bikes (definitely more of a roadie, so my commuting knowledge is minimal) and use one of those for my longer work commute (where I just store clothes for the week at work and don't have to worry about riding with anything). The goal of the around town commuter is to get a rear rack and rear panniers to haul stuff and not worry about locking my bike up outside.
The question I have is regarding rack compatiblity. I am looking at the bikes on Performance, as I just want a basic, single speed bike and nothing fancy whatsoever. Don't even need a nice Surly/Kona since I will never be going too great of a distance and I have nice roads to travel on in Minneapolis. Performance has my size in this Scattante Americano 1 Single-Speed Road Bike
and it seems like a fine price. However under the specks it says this:
rack mounts: No
Is that telling me that it doesn't currently have racks (obviously not) or that it is not capable of fitting an aftermarket rack? If its the case, are there any other cheap commuter road bikes that you would suggest from Performance? I am a member so I will save a bunch of money on shipping and the extra freight charges are offset by the rewards I would get on a ~$400 purchase. Thanks guys.