Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
Bikes: 1991 (?) Trek 1420; 2006 Trek 2100
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Are all seatpost racks created equal?
I need to mount a seatpost rack on my road bike. I has eyelets, but the seatstays are configured in such a way that I cannot imagine how a rack would clamp on. It's basically a single stay right to the brake, and then it splits into two stays. Makes me wonder what the heck the eyelets are for, since there's zero clearance for fenders.
Assuming that a normal rack won't fit, I'm looking at a seatpost rack. Some (like the Ascent) are $10, and others (like the Topeak QR) are $35-40. Other than the quick release on the Topeak, what justifies the extra $? I like Topeak's stuff, but I hesitate to spend the extra money unless there's a really compelling reason why it's better than a $10 rack.
Anyone have a seatpost rack they like? My seatpost is Carbon, if that makes a difference.