Bianchi Sempre Pro with a pannier rack?
I recently bought a Bianchi Sempre Pro and am very happy with it.
However, I am also a commuter and would like to replace my old commuting bike. There are pannier racks out there that can be fitted to a road bike with no rack mounts (e.g. http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...iner-road-dlx/
) but is the Sempre Pro strong enough to carry a pannier bag on a daily basis that could range between 10kg to 40 kg?
I have heard positive things mentioned about the construction of the Sempre Pro and how it is stronger than most other carbon bikes such as on this website http://www.competitivecyclist.com/bi...mpre-pro-frame
The paragraph below is from this site:
"Bianchi has incorporated a few proprietary construction methods to the Sempre's carbon design. For one, it's been made stronger by using Bianchi's Carbon NanoTube technology. This process involves adding nano-scaled particles to the resin. By doing so, the particles reduce the microcopic gaps between the resin and the fibers of the carbon. Ultimately, this increases the strength and fracture-resistance by 49% compared to using standard epoxy resin systems."
But does that make the Sempre Pro able to carry a potentially heavy pannier rack?
Please note that I usually cycle on a flat bike path for about 2 hours each day.