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    Mukluk feels incredibly sluggish carrying weight...

    I mean it takes the fun out of riding it, anyone else experienced similair things? I'm wondering if it's to do with uneven weight distribution, but in terms of the load and the load carrier. The mukluk is incredibly light, maybe the weight is just dragging it down as opposed to it pulling the weight along if that makes any sense? Maybe a steel pugs would fix the issue? Someone help me out! thanks

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    How much weight are you putting and where, Nad - Stick up a picture??

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    Mukluk feels incredibly sluggish carrying weight...-img_1864.jpgMukluk feels incredibly sluggish carrying weight...-img_1865.jpg
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    Not got too much, even just this rack really makes a difference to the ride quality, weighs 2.3kg + 500g from the flat straps I used to make it fit on the bike...Really strange!

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    It's a bit high--try to carry your loads lower down if you can and it'll have less effect on the feel of the bike. Even if you can get that rack closer to the rear wheel it would help.

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    That's a really good point actually, I'm guessing that's why everyone goes for those lowrider racks...But really don't think it'd be possible to get it any lower unfortunately :S I'm getting a Surly ECR for bikepacking as I've found this to be too sluggish, so hopefully it should be okay on that thanks guys!

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    Is that your normal saddle position? Do you have to move it out of the way of that rack? That could make a difference.

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    I can't move it much more forwards and I'm worried that will affect the pedalling, putting the legs in an awkward position if you know what I mean?

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    If your normal fit has the saddle in a higher position, it will drastically affect your handling and pedaling efficiency. Use a different rack and panniers to get the weight down lower.
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    well 3kg will be about 20% extra weight..... then load that up and you might be close to 50%.....

    Would your cargo go in a frame bag??

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    xD
    Not got too much, even just this rack really makes a difference to the ride quality, weighs 2.3kg + 500g from the flat straps I used to make it fit on the bike...Really strange!
    Of course that feels sluggish! It looks like a fat trials bike with a rack kludged onto the back of it. Raise your saddle! Set your bike up for a proper fit, and get a rack you can use panniers with to keep the load lower to the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraspontane View Post
    Of course that feels sluggish! It looks like a fat trials bike with a rack kludged onto the back of it. Raise your saddle! Set your bike up for a proper fit, and get a rack you can use panniers with to keep the load lower to the ground.
    Hahaha it is lol, I just need to carry food with me when I go jumping and I'm not even joking LOL. I'm building a Surly ECR for bikepacking (so excited!) and I think I'll just try and "kludge" it on the back of that xD

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    Sandwich in backpack... Remove rack from dirt jump fat bike... Enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Sandwich in backpack... Remove rack from dirt jump fat bike... Enjoy
    This. And fire your interior decorator.

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    Mukluk feels incredibly sluggish carrying weight...

    That rack is way to nerdy for a 14 year old


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