I'm on the hunt for a commuter bike/winter bike. My requirements are/were:
"Normal" road bike
No disc brakes (interesting tech, but early days!)
No cantis (a PITA to maintain IME)
Tigara as a minimum
Not bothered re. steel or aluminium
...all for £1000, or thereabouts.
Found a couple of bikes that tick all the boxes (Trek 1.5, Ridgeback Platinum, Giant Defy), but they left me cold...although the Ridgebacks look pleasingly sensible, so they're an outsider.
Whilst browsing, I stumbled across the Genesis Equilibrium. A thing of beauty. I was smitten. The only downer was the lack of seat stay mountings for a rack. BUT, having seen these:
...it should be possible to sort that. Has anyone experience of using a normal rack with these kind of fixings?
Additionally, has anyone experience of the Equilibrium and using panniers? Any issues with heel rub?