Join Date: Jan 2004
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front rack on jamis nova
I am thinking of using some lowrider front panniers on my jamis nova. Performance has the transit pannier and rack package, I thought that would be a good easy choice. I am using it for commuting and errands, I don't like the idea of carrying all the wt on the rear wheel and don't have the room or desire for a large handlebar bag.
My nova has a carbon fork, will that matter? Are there any handling issues I should be aware of? It's not a touring bike but I can ride it with no hands, even around curves, and it's pretty comfy. I notice that since I put a headlight on my handlebars that I do not ride in a straight line but "weave". It's wierd because the bike feels so stable and easy to ride, even with no hands. I don't know if maybe everybody rides like this, it was not noticable until I put the light on and noticed it bobbing at night. I don't know if this means it will handle differently with a loaded front.
Anyway, I was just wondering if anybody toured with a loaded jamis nova.