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Sept. 7, 2021, 4:27 a.m. -  Vik Banerjee

When I have used a FS bike for touring I went with a really stripped down gear setup and just used a conventional seatbag like we used in the 90's, but on the larger size. I stuffed it with compact food like energy bars that I didn't need right away. If you only have a FS bike I would definitely just try and make it work, but it is a challenge with the rear end space constraints and the smaller front triangle where some room is taken by the shock. ![]( My main bikepacking bike is a hardtail to which I've attached a rear rack. I can then strap a dry bag to the top in place of a seatbag and use my dropper like normal. I could also attach other dry bags to the sides should I want to carry more, but I try not to pack excessively as it takes the fun down a few notches. With careful selection you can get a hardtail that tours well and the rest of the time is a super fun trail bike/wet weather bike/back up bike/etc... ![](

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