I've made it my peronal mission to help my FIL. He is going mtb touring.
Up to now he has been using an old '90's hardtail with rack mounts. And carries a dry bag strapped to the top. He now has a new Mondraker 29er hardtail. I would like help with finding a solution to get a rear rack onto the 29er.
I know about frame bags, I know about solutions for mounting drybags onto handlebars. I know about carradice saddle bags. Can the 'fountain of all knowledge' TM STW assist with rear rack options.
I thought about a tubus with the quick release mounting kit. However looking at photos of the bike the seat stay junction is below the height of the top of the tyre. So I think the rack would need to attach to the seat post. The seatpost collar is maybe below the top of the tyre or maybe level: difficult to tell with the photos I have.
Is there a rack that attaches to the seatpost and the quick release? Not keen on seatpost only option. Whilst i will make him aware of the newr style bikepacking options I need to see about the rear rack option. Wonder if I could make something to attach conventional rack stays to the seatpost.
Oh nearly forgot...