As you may know from my other posts, I am planning a cross-country bike ride this summer. I can still use a lot of help, so check out my other posts.
So I was browsing on Craigslist and found some Old Man Mountain pannier racks. Their website looks legit, any opinions on how strong and durable this brand is? The rack is the White Rock, found http://www.oldmanmountain.com/Pages/...RearRacks.html.
Here is the rack the guy is selling (on the right). http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...996126757.html.
Any other suggestions for pannier racks? Also, I was considering taking a backpack instead of rear panniers (I know front ones are necessary to keep control of the bike on a steep incline), but I was told by a lot of people I will destroy my shoulders and back, any opinions on that?