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    Senior Member Jarrett2's Avatar
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    Has anyone put a small rear rack on a Specialized Roubiax?

    I'd like to find a small, removable rear rack that I can put on my Roubaix for longer rides.

    I don't want anything that clamps onto the seat post as I'm not comfortable putting more weight there.

    I'd like it to be something that temporarily clamps to the frame at a couple of points.

    It won't be carrying more than 5-10lbs at any time.

    Does this exist? Anyone using it?

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    Black burn made an in the drop clamp on that worked with campy drops with no eyelet. You could make the same thing from the derailer spacer from hangers.

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    We use Arkel Randonneur Racks on our carbon fiber road bikes with carbon fiber seat posts. The rack hangs off the seat rails and rests against the seatpost with a rubber pad and strap.
    Ride more. Fret less.

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    If you don't want to use the seatpost, there is nowhere on the back of your bike to clamp an "easily removeable" rack or bag. The seatpost is designed to carry all of your weight, including when you're flying downhill stomping on the pedals, or hitting the brakes at high speed. The seatpost is probably the single most heavy duty component on your entire bike for carrying weight directly on it.

    The drawback of seatpost racks is that they end up swinging around on the seatpost because they only have 1 attachment point. So I don't like them. But in terms of weight that's the sturdiest part of your bike for bearing weight.

    Clamping to the frame on a full carbon bike, especially in the rear where there are just thing seat stays, would be a really terrible idea. Dunno how else to put it, the only other place to clamp back there is the rear wheel dropout and the rear brake bridge.

    If you just want to add a rack on the bike, it's not as easy to take on and off as you seem to want (because you have to unbolt the rear brake) but there are racks available.

    On the cheaper side there's the Axiom Streamliner:
    http://www.amazon.com/Axiom-Streamli...reamliner+disc

    On the very light but more expensive side there's the Bontrager BackRack:
    Bontrager: BackRack Lightweight (Model #08214)

    Here are pictures of it on a full carbone Trek Domane:
    ?????-ITEM-?Y's Road ???



    They both attach at the top under the rear brake bridge, and at the bottom at the rear wheel skewer.

    If easy on, easy off if your priority, then the Topeak Dynapack would probably be your best bet, though it has that problem of only attaching at one point so it may end up not totally pointing straight back by the end of the ride:
    TopeakŪ Cycling Accessories ? Products - DynaPack?


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    I have the bontrager back rack on my Domane. I also tested on my 2012 Roubaix. It works great and I love their click in and click out bags/panniers.

    Highly recommended.
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