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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a rear rack that clamps to the seat post which can be used for carrying panniers. This is a non-suspension bike so a rack with stays that clamp to the drop-out eyelets would be fine. Anyone know of such a beast? Thanks!

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    clamp on flat rack

    I have seen such a rack. I don't know who makes it, but I was eyeing such a rack to put on my bike. My LBS has a few of them. I'll get the manufactorer's name and post it on here for ya.

    If you are in NW Arkansas (ever) then you have to visit Lewis and Clark Outdoor Outfitters. They have everything.

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    Rack for Panniers

    Digha,
    You may have already made your purchase, but I am new to this site so here goes. I just got a Blackburn Expedition 2 rack. It is a new model that is even stronger than the older Expedition 1 which it resembles. Your LBS may have to order it or you may be able to get it online somewhere. It is so new This rack does have the vertical supports that mount down near the hub. In fact it has 4 heavy duty supports while the Expedition 1 has 3 (you can see the EX-1 at Blackburn's website (http://www.blackburndesign.com); the EX-2 is not shown. I am not sure what the cargo weight rating is on this rack, but it looks like you could sit a horse on it. However, it does not seem much heavier than some others that don't look as sturdy. Costs $49.95.
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    Raymond

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    I would not use a seat post clamp rack touring, the likelyhood of the rack shifting around with a load is not appealing to me. I dont even know why they make thoes things, well i guess to make the full suspension folks happy. Get a blackburn rack they are second to none.!!!!!

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    Seat post clamp rack

    Digha,
    These types only have a reccomended carry weight of 25 pds. The blackburn EX 2 is a good way to go max weight of 40 pds. Like mentioned here in this thread it is the way to go.

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    EX-2

    Last week, I ordered the Blackburn EX-2. It was recommended by a friend of mine over at Arkel. He mentioned it was really sturdy, and it was worked well with panniers. Hopefully, I'll have it in this week. I'll post a review on it after a few rides with it. :-)

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    EX-2 Rack, Performance TransIt Epic Panniers

    Technogirl,
    You will not be disappointed with the EX-2 Rack.
    For those interested, I posted a description of Performance TransIt Epic Pannier on the Commuting forum under the Carrying Your Commute thread. Not a review exactly, but I am pretty impressed with these things. If you have been looking for well-made basic panniers with lots of space you should check these out. One holds more than you need for regular commuting and the pair should be great for light touring. You can't beat the price at $80 per pair. They even come with rain covers.
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    Raymond

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    EX-2 Works Great

    Hello! Well, I've had my rear rack, Blackburn EX-2 for a month or so now, and it works really well with my pannier. The thing is so super sturdy. I took a friend's advice and had it installed correctly. He mentioned sometimes people install the rack slanted on the bike, that it should be on there parallel. I understand what he means now. I was in San Francisco kickin' back and waiting for the next ferry, and I noticed that there were some bikes had the rear rack slanted down towards the seat--not upright. (I hope I'm describing that correctly.)

    Anyway, the funny thing is that I would've never noticed that before, but now I notice it...

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    With the ex-2 that extra stay out back enables you to mount the panniers further to the rear,giving you more clearance for your feet not to rub against the front of the bags..
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