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Pannier rack for Merida Silex

I'm looking for a pannier rack for my new Merida Silex 700. Merida sell one but it doesn't seem to be available in the UK. The bike has a single fixing hole in the back (pic below) and not the pair that most panniers seem to have. Can anybody advisie a reasonably good pannier rack that would fit? 

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Dnnnnnn | 8 months ago
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If the single hole you're referring to is the one on the brake bridge then racks which have a 'bed' (rather than just a frame) often have holes for a single fixing strap to connect to the brake bridge - see pic.

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Rendel Harris | 9 months ago
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How much do you want to carry? There are lots of good seatpost-only racks out there that are rated for 10kg.

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Tom_77 | 9 months ago
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I have an Ortlieb Quick Rack that I'm very happy with, I also bought the mudguard you can fit to it.

https://off.road.cc/content/review/accessories-misc/ortlieb-quick-rack-r...

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Oldfatgit | 9 months ago
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Can you use something like the Zefal Gizmo III Bottle Cage Mount - basically bottle cage mounts on cable ties - or 'P' clamps to create the mount points?

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Tom_77 replied to Oldfatgit | 9 months ago
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I've seen things like this, which look like it would work.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Avenir-AMD205-Mounting-Clip-Black/dp/B0044YCBN2

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momove replied to Tom_77 | 9 months ago
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Yes, these seat post collars with the rack mount points are really good. I saw someone at work with one, and then was able to use it to fit a rack to my partner's bike. Then you just get to use a normal rack.

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kil0ran replied to Tom_77 | 8 months ago
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Agreed, they work well. Given its an aluminium frame I'd go with that and P-clips on the seat stays to support the rack legs.

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