I'm new to this forum and bicycle touring. I've been researching rear racks and have developed analysis-paralysis. My initial tours will likely be hotel tours but I don't want to buy something that won't support a heavier camping load-out.
Tubus looks like the top tier, but I don't want to spend that much cash. There are a bunch of second tier racks but I don't know which ones are quality.
I have a 62cm Surly Cross Check (so shorter chainstay) and size 14 feet.
My key concerns are:
- heel clearance