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    best bag setup for commute.

    hi guys,

    my commute is only 7.5km each way, but i dress in business attire (LS shirt, trousers and Size 11 shoes.)

    i am looking for a bag and rack setup (to keep a backpack off my back to stop sweating) which i can comfortably fit my clothes into. Its almost winter in Perth atm, but it does get warm here the rest of the year!

    i am currently riding a 2007 Haro V2 with Maxxis slicks.

    cheers
    wicksey

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    it depends on what you want to spend. there are great setups for hundreds of dollars and there are equally good setups for 50-120. REI (an outdoors store here, not sure if you have it) makes Novara brand panniers and racks, they look pretty good, you could probably get them online.
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    Man, I feel like I could use more information here. Like, do you have a shower at your place of work (or nearby)? I personally use a messenger bag for my commute because of its portability when I need to carry things off the bike and because it leaves my bike without the racks. I wonder if you can get a suit bag to fit in one of those huge roll top cycling bags without wrinkling your gear? If you have a decent locker you could also bus/drive in one day and leave a week of clothing in the locker and not have to worry much about a bag/rack at all?

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    No rack for me. I carry a digital camouflage ACU assault pack with a reflector belt wrapped around the outside. I usually only carry my quick fix tire tools (multi-tool, Co2 pump, guage, slime, levelers, etc.) extra clear/dark lens for Oakley M-Frames, lunch, a Camelbak, wallet, cell phone, gel packs, and a change of clothes (I shower at work so I don't have sweaty balls all day). The backpack has some heft to it and I do sweat, but I welcome the extra weight on my back for other reasons.

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