Pannier Rack 2010 Secteur Elite

Wickers Posts: 17
edited October 2010 in Road beginners
Hello all, first post but I've been lurking on here for a while.

I own a 2010 Secteur Elite, and am soon looking at using it for a commute - to that end I want to get a rear rack on to it. It has all the holes in the right places, but I cannot for the life of me get a the bracket, any bracket, between the rear caliper and onto the mounting point. I've tried three different types, and the closest was the Topeak (which I tried after reading a post on here).

I can only assume it's a design fault - unless anyone can tell me any different. I'm looking at getting some p clips or a seat post mounting malarkey, but it seems a shame when the bolts are there on the frame.




  • straas
    straas Posts: 338
    I fitted this to my secteur, I had to get the clips in a vice and do a bit of bending to get them right but there's no stress on the mounts now.
    FCN: 6
  • Wickers
    Wickers Posts: 17
    That's brilliant mate, thanks for the link, I'm glad it's not just me.

    I did think about bending the supports but shied away from it, I didn't want to balls one up and then have the expnse of getting another. It does seem to be a design fault doesn't it?

    I like the idea of mounting the brake on the front, though I dare say I'd make a messof that as well, so I think I'm going to go with the p clips/seat post solution. I've wrote to Specialized (as I have no life) so I'll see what they have to say as well.

    Thanks again.
  • I fitted a tortec ultralite rack ( ... e=googleps) to my 2010 secteur this morning.

    It's quite light and nice and sturdy! only problem fitting is that the legs aren't quite wide enough, currently they're just stretched into place.

    The way the unit attaches at the saddle end is really flexible, though, it works well without fouling the brakes.


  • Wickers
    Wickers Posts: 17
    I can't see how that would work, but it evidently does. Are the brackets really bendy, or do they just adjust to a tight angle?

    I've a seat post adaptor now either way, but thanks very much for the advice.
  • The brackets are just the right angle to slide round the brake and to help you can slide them outward and inward on the rack itself.

    I realise you're already sorted, but a thread like this would have helped me a week back. :-) When I read the thread yesterday just before my rack appeared in the post my heart sank because I thought I'd almost certainly have to send it back!

    Happy cycling...