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    Integrated rear racks

    Any bike I see with an integrated rear rack never seems to have a lower tube (park of the rear rack) parrallel to the ground.
    Like So
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001454768

    My panniers have a hook that needs to attach to that bottom tube and i dont see how a pannier could stay attached without that hook.
    Why do these racks exist? Am i missing something... they seem useless.

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    My panniers hook into the divets near the bottom of my rear rack, I have never seen a rack such as the one in your link.

    http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1253987039309

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    get some p-clips and make your own

    Got an example of an integrated rack without a hook or horizontal tube there?

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    Got an example of an integrated rack without a hook or horizontal tube there?
    http://www.globebikes.com/us/en/glob...sp?pid=10HAUL2

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    "fully integreated rear rack w/ forged dropout and pannier hook"

    Looks like the rearmost fender bolt is attached to a hook for panniers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico1st View Post
    Any bike I see with an integrated rear rack never seems to have a lower tube (park of the rear rack) parrallel to the ground. My panniers have a hook that needs to attach to that bottom tube and i dont see how a pannier could stay attached without that hook.

    Why do these racks exist? Am i missing something... they seem useless.
    You could ask the same question the other way: "Why do panniers exist that won't fit onto integrated rear racks?

    The answer to both questions is simple: They were designed by different people.

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