Old 12-21-20, 02:17 PM
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Parts can be a problem with Specialized.

If you can increase the budget, look at Riese & Mueller. They can make a bike to your spec, but it won't be cheap.

https://www.gazellebikes.com/en-us/g...5D=237%2C9%2C9

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...Code=black_red

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...orCode=reddark

I looked at the reviews and there were complaints about the rear rack being useless. You could still get a large saddlebag, I have one and they work well, I prefer to mount mine with a Bagman. I threw them in because my wife has a Trek Verve and loves it.

https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/saddlebags
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