I have been working with a couple of friends on selecting a proper mount for my first ever adventure cycling trip. As I posted here a few weeks back the possibility of the Morewood Kwela 29 as my ride, we have now settled on something carbon. I will be riding a Grammo Toa 29er with a rigid fork for my trip.
The issue I am having is the lack of inserts on the frame/fork for racks. I think I may have the front sorted out, but the rear seams to be a bugger to rig up without breaking the bank. Anyone have any clever, as in cheap yet adventure worthy solutions? Luckily I don't have to pay for the bike because I am embarking on this trip as a promotional deal for my friends business Unreal Cycles. But I do have to pay for the racks, bags/panniers and other gear and that is already adding up.
For anyone interested I have started the write up for this September trip here------> 230 MILES As part of the deal is that I am to document the trip from beginning to end and that includes all the preparations phases as well.
I am gleaning some info over on bikepacking.net but since there is an bike forum here I just thought I'd fish for some help and information here as well. The more ideas the better.