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I ordered a Novara Gotham Rack Trunk from REI today.



I got this for doing some ultralight dirtbag touring on two tracks and state forest roads. The panniers fold up and zip away in pockets when not loaded. Comes with integrated rain cover. Stats are:

1,434 cubic inches
1 lbs. 12 oz.

I'll report back once I get to try it out.
 

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I'll be interested to hear how it works.
 

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Very interesting design.
Please keep us informed.
I may need something like that for my overnight rides ..... that I have only dreamed about so far.

Does it just strap on a seat post mounted trunk rack?
 

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The discription says:


  • Designed to be compatible with most rear racks
  • Compatible with most non -seatpost-mounted rear racks
The bike I'm wanting to use it with is my 29er with a seatpost mount. I'm thinking the seatpost mount issue is weight but mine is rated for 20lbs. I'm hoping it works and if it doesn't I'll just use it on the other bikes. There's a video on the REI page (wouldn't embed).

http://www.rei.com/product/825256/novara-gotham-rack-trunk#video-inner
http://www.fyurl.com/rr.php?site=ww...oplay=1#ooid=YwMmM0MzpVjhFGxfBYzhSdGtzUGBAo52
 

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I was a little concerned about the amount of space the panniers had in them but I think if I keep things limited and light I should be able to get a weekend's worth of gear in them plus a handlebar bag.

Seat post rack on the Trek Wahoo.



New trunk/panniers.

 

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Yeah it has a couple velcro straps under it and the panniers have an adjustable hook that attaches to the bottom of the rack.
 
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