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beer bikes brats: Leavenworth - Oct. 10, 2014, 6:47 p.m.

Great article, I'm stoked to check out those trails and taps!

Back Country gear from Thule - Sept. 15, 2014, 11:01 a.m.

I recently organized a three day bike-packing trip in the rockies with some very steep and prolonged hike-a-bike sections. One of the guys used panniers filled with roughly 30lbs of gear. This made his sub-30 pound bike into a sub-60 pounder and for the tough sections he was hating life (and me). The downhill portions were problematic with panniers as well: bike handling was difficult and jumps were impossible. Based on this, I would say for any trip with real terrain a pack is the only way to go.

That being said, these racks do look good if you want paniers on your mtb.

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