Tim, the rack and bag are both Bontrager. The bike is a Trek, and I think Trek owns Bontrager, so their accessories fit like a glove. They may fit other brands, but Trek bikes have built-in mounts for Bontrager accessories.
That was a big problem for me yesterday. At times I had a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders, and hand numbness as well. I finally stopped and adjusted my stem to try to alleviate the issue, but by that time I was so exhausted, it only helped a little.I just bought a Jones H-Bar for my Norco Bigfoot to complete it's transformation into a bikepacking rig.
It should also alleviate the numb hands and lower back pain I've been getting on long rides from leaning too far forward...
That was a big problem for me yesterday. At times I had a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders, and hand numbness as well. I finally stopped and adjusted my stem to try to alleviate the issue, but by that time I was so exhausted, it only helped a little.
Thanks for that info, Troy. I'll investigate those options for my Trek.I recently bought a new very short stem for my dual suspension XC bike (a little bit less than 50mm but no rise) because I always felt like I was leaning too far forward to hold the bar. The difference is chalk and cheese, much more comfortable to ride and no back pain.
That prompted the move to a H-bar for the Bigfoot, much more relaxed wrist angle and more rise too... I'll probably be spending alot more time on that rig when I move down south soon...
Well guys, I ordered a Jones SG Loop H-Bar with 2.5" rise and 710mm spread. It also comes with a set of Jones Kraton grips. Monday was not the first time I've had neck and shoulder pain on long rides, so hopefully this will put that to rest.