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    Seat Post Mounted Racks

    Does anyone have any experience/knowledge on seat post mounted racks? I'm considering buying one for my mountain bike . Some manufactureres rate the weight limit around 20/25lbs. but I tend to think this is overated. Am I correct?
    I'm also wondering if the rack will swing side to side as there are no braces whatsoever.
    Any comments?
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    Originally posted by urbanrider
    Does anyone have any experience/knowledge on seat post mounted racks? I'm considering buying one for my mountain bike . Some manufactureres rate the weight limit around 20/25lbs. but I tend to think this is overated. Am I correct?
    I'm also wondering if the rack will swing side to side as there are no braces whatsoever.
    Any comments?
    I have the Topeak one. It's pretty hefty construction and mounts very securely. I haven't had it swing from side to side nor does it act like a springboard. The clamp is pretty big and distributes the load over a wide area. I also used the supplied rubber "grommet" in the clamp to [1] prevent (I have a carbon post) and [2] keep it snug and secure. I'm not sure I've ever put 20lbs on it... maybe 10lbs at most but I have little doubt one could load it up to max without structural problems... especially on a metal post.
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