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They do and their are. Some people complain that when you take a turn fast, the weight can cause it to swing around and twist your seatpost. Others don't have this problem. I suppose if your seatpost collar is nice and tight, it probably won't be a problem.
 

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Gary the No-Trash Cougar said:
They do and their are. Some people complain that when you take a turn fast, the weight can cause it to swing around and twist your seatpost. Others don't have this problem. I suppose if your seatpost collar is nice and tight, it probably won't be a problem.
I use a Bontrager seatpost rack.

http://bontrager.com/model/06971

It uses hex bolt top clamp on to the seatpost, so it fits nice and tight. I attached a couple of bungee cords from the rack to the chainstays so I can use panniers. It's worked out well so far.
 

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jayfromqns said:
...It uses hex bolt top clamp on to the seatpost....
That's what I have and it holds tight even when only one side is loaded with a 12pack of beverages. Everytime I read someone complain they don't hold tight, it's the QR version.
 

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I forgot to mention that I cut a piece of inner tube between and placed it between the clamp and the seatpost, this helps prevent the rack from swinging on sharp turns. :thumbsup:
 

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Just wanna update you guys that I got some P-Clamps for the seat-stays and reuse my old Blackburn rack. All is well...
 

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Bolt on regular racks are more Stable.
The only reason to use a Seatpost rack would be for a Full Suspension Bike.

Bolt on racks are cheaper
 

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Normbilt said:
Bolt on regular racks are more Stable.
The only reason to use a Seatpost rack would be for a Full Suspension Bike.

Bolt on racks are cheaper
I'm going to have to argue that piont. I love my seatpost rack because I can easily take it off and put it back on whenever I want with hardly any effort and no tools. I'm actually going to get a new version of the rack I already have from Topeak. I bought it for a mountain bike I got for free that really never fit me and molded a light onto the back where the reflector originally was. If you want something simple and easy to switch between multiple racks go with a seatpost mount.
 

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