I'm looking to get a nicer lowrider rack for my touring bike. Currently I have the one MEC sells. It doesn't fit the bike that well (they bend outwards, it makes me worry about the fork mounting bolt I've used to hold them on), and I would like something a bit heavier duty as I'd like to carry full panniers on them. Most models I have found that look sturdier don't have the bar that connects the two together. I had always thought this would make them much sturdier. Can I trust lowriders for long trips that don't have a bar connecting the two racks together?