I am unsure of the weight, though it'd be easy enough to figure out: on the touring bike, I like to carry enough water to complete a summertime metric century. That looks like 3x750mL=2250mL+500mL=2750mL. That's 2.75L or 93oz of water on the bike. Plus my Camelbak with its 100oz bladder gives me 193oz capacity. That appears to come to 12lbs of water, if Siri is to be trusted. Wow. Also wow that doubling up my water bottle cages would give me just about the capacity lost by ditching the Camelbak.How much weight does ur max water load weigh? I only fill my 3 liter camelbak halfway or so for a 3 hr ride. Looks like ur playing the color match game with purple. I did it with lime green then gave up and went black with a few things. Diggin the bike and that rail thing for adding more cages
That's a good idea! I hope it works out.View attachment 55974
With all the talk about racks and packs I thought I would mention my struggle/solution to my rack pack. Over the last twenty years I have had a number or rack packs and they all eventually would end up sliding over to one side or the other and make me look like a doofus. I wanted to buy the topeak bag with the center track and snap in attachment. Problem in when I ordered my gravel touring bike they asked if I wanted the titanium rear rack and I said yes. Now I don’t want to discard a $200 titanium rack and replace it with a Topeak rack.
I searched the web for a rear rack bag that would attach more sturdy than the Velcro straps that come with most bags. I gave up and made holes in the bottom of one of my bags and zip tied it directly to the rack. It still has the Velcro straps in case the zip ties don’t hold up but it seems to work real well on my test rides.