MTB touring, disk brakes, how much weight?
I'm thinking about some offroad touring on an MTB with front suspension and disc brakes, and I'm wondering what weight I could put on a rear rack. I've seen some racks which attach to bosses some way up the seat-stays (as opposed to mounts at the dropout), and I've seen some which fit on a widened skewer in the hub itself. I've not seen any which attach to rack-specific holes in the dropout, and I don't know if that's possible because of the space required by the brake.
If you've done this, what kind of rack did you choose, and roughly how much weight could it support?
And... given the short chainstays on most MTBs, what was the handling like when you loaded up the back?
Thanks a lot,