Considering purchasing a Super Commuter+8S soon - timing OK?

keithb

New Member
#21
The rack is a Bontrager BackRack model 14631. The eyelets on the front of the rack attach to a Bontrager eyeleted quick release seatpost clamp and it is installed over the existing rack.
I am carrying a lot of weight in the bag with the two batteries and I am moving fast sometimes going off of curbs. The first rack and bag combo I used did not work out, I broke a suspended seatpost rack and once the bag literally bounced off. For these reasons I specifically did not want the snap on version used with this excellent Topeak bag. The one I have is attached with velcro straps and I then have multiple zip ties securing it. I never remove it.
Here is a link to my two and a half battery ride today. https://www.strava.com/activities/2256315063

Luv2ride, I ordered the 14631 and my LBS said that rack has a new model number. So they ordered me the new model number. When I tried to fit the new rack to my SC8, it seems way too narrow at the top as it rubs on the existing SC8 fender rack. Could you post some photos from the back of your SC8 showing the rack so I can see if yours is wider at the top than what I am trying to install? Thank you!
 

GuruUno

Active Member
#22
I just got a Topeak rack and bag, ordered the seatpost eyelet clam, and will be attempting to retrofit. May need a tweak here and there. Will post if/when it happens
 

GuruUno

Active Member
#23
As far as timing to buy...inventory is dwindling, the new SuperCommuter replacement is forthcoming for October. Rumored to be called 'Avondale'. I'm Jonesing to see it, get specs, etc.
 
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Luv2ride, I ordered the 14631 and my LBS said that rack has a new model number. So they ordered me the new model number. When I tried to fit the new rack to my SC8, it seems way too narrow at the top as it rubs on the existing SC8 fender rack. Could you post some photos from the back of your SC8 showing the rack so I can see if yours is wider at the top than what I am trying to install? Thank you!
The rack is super close and does rub at the top but functions perfectly.
 

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