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    Why don't they make steel seatpost racks for full suspension bikes

    I have a full suspension bike and i need to haul 20+lbs of crap. Most of the seatpost racks have weight limits of 20-35lbs. I feel like every ride I'm counting the days till it breaks. It would be great peace of mind to have something made of steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combatcm View Post
    I have a full suspension bike and i need to haul 20+lbs of crap. Most of the seatpost racks have weight limits of 20-35lbs. I feel like every ride I'm counting the days till it breaks. It would be great peace of mind to have something made of steel.
    Just changing a seatpost rack to steel wouldn't boost the weight capacity by much. Where you get racks with higher weight capacity is when they have multiple attachment points to support the weight.

    Try these options:

    Freeload Rack Review: Full-Suspension Bicycle Rack

    Rear Suspension Compatible Racks | Bike Bag Shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    Just changing a seatpost rack to steel wouldn't boost the weight capacity by much. Where you get racks with higher weight capacity is when they have multiple attachment points to support the weight.
    The steel rack might actually have less load capacity if the rack weighs more and the limiting factor is seatpost stress and not rack strength.

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    The Freeload rack was bought by Thule and is now the Pack n' Pedal Racks - Thule, and looks to be available a bunch of places https://www.google.com/search?q=thul...ient=firefox-a

    It holds a lot of weight, but is not as quick/easy to remove as seatpost racks. The straps may need to be re-tightened after they get soaking wet, so bring along the right hex wrench so that it does not loosen and slide down onto your tire. Once tightened while wet, it should stay there.

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