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Pannier rack top-bag adapter for ICE 26" suspension recumbent trikes
Recumbent trikes with 26" wheels have a difficult time supporting top-bags -- bags that are intended to be mounted on top of a rear rack.
ICE has just announced the availability of a rack adapter for its 26" models to allow the use of top-mount packs such as the Arkel Tailrider and many more.
The inherent difficulties are these:
- any rear suspension worth its salt will have a lot of travel and the ICE 26" rear suspension is one of these
- the rear rack is a suspension rack (not directly connected to the rear axle)
- the rear rack adapter must therefore be far enough away from the top of the wheel to accommodate all that travel
- a 26" wheel is already quite high
Therefore, an adapter for this purpose will necessarily be high off the ground with a corresponding contribution to a higher center of gravity. It will probably have more flex.
ICE has clearly stated that this adapter is not intended for loads higher than of 5kg (11 pounds).
One benefit to using this adapter is that it should stabilize side panniers with heavy loads better than without it.
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