Given the choice between a CX bike with a backpack or a Surly Big Dummy with mounted bags, which would you use for a sub 5 mile commute on paved suburban streets?
Maybe, but I plead the 5th... 😁You posted this question just to stir people up didn't you?
When I said most...I'm in a minority though, as most commuters prefer to have the weight on the bike.
...I didn't mean him.If my ride was 20 miles one way and I had to carry an anvil, I'd still use a backpack before I'd strap anything to the bike.
Not yet, but may... I hadn't thought of a trailer, but I also happen to have an older (before design changes) B.O.B. Yak... I'd have to keep that on the CX bike (not a true CX but an older Voodoo Wazoo), as I don't have the 29r yoke for it...Have you posted the same question over on the cargo subforum yet? That would be interesting!