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Old 06-06-12, 04:08 PM
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I have a bad back and love camping and was thinking how cool it would be to go via mountain bike. Is there a rear rack to support a a large back pack. I don't think a trailer would work in the back country.... your thoughts?
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many people have toured on single track with both panniers and bob trailers and even cargo bikes.
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You're describing what's often called "Bikepacking," and it's a blast. Racks, panniers and trailers aren't frequently used--instead most bikepackers attach a variety of smaller bags to their frame, handlebars and seatpost. Check out some of the setups on this page to see what I mean: http://www.bikepacking.net/category/individual_setups/
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Originally Posted by kardar2 View Post
Hello,
I have a bad back and love camping and was thinking how cool it would be to go via mountain bike. Is there a rear rack to support a a large back pack. I don't think a trailer would work in the back country.... your thoughts?
Bad back or good back, riding with a backpack is something you do only once. Try the Touring forums to learn about what peopel do. Also read up on hamock camping. A lot of peopel report that sleeping in a hammock is great for bad backs. Make sure you read about it enough before buying or making one. Much less weight than traveling with a tent also.
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I got a rack offa eBay a while back that's seriously stout...it's massive. It was allegedly made by Cannondale, but I haven't found any documentation to prove it. This is it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cannondale-R...item3f180e45a6

It's supposed to be good for fifty pounds, and I don't doubt it. It's all metal, not heavy, but certainly beefy. I haven't been able to test its capabilities yet.
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