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I ride a Btwin Rockrider 5.1 with a baby seat, and want to attach one or two pannier rack bags. I guess I only can put it on the front wheel because of the baby seat which goes over the rear wheel, fixed to my seat tube. At the store they say I have nothing to do, since this fork is not ready for that kind of accesories (it only has two screw holes for an eventual disk brake).

Is there any kind of rack I can use?

Do I have any chance to put it on the rear wheel under the baby seat?

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What's the baby seat model? – joelmdev Aug 16 '13 at 19:01
@jm2 It is Polisport Boodie: – Rober Aug 16 '13 at 20:17
Im assuming your bike is a hard tail? Do you have any more eyelets on the rear dropouts for accessories? – BPugh Aug 18 '13 at 20:28
@BPugh Yes, it has no rear suspension. There are these three eyelets (red arrows) on both sides: – Rober Aug 20 '13 at 9:48
@Rober Is the seat in the photo (the purple part on the left)? I don't see how it attaches to the bike. I forgot how large those seats are, a rear rack may not work. I use a trailer myself. Are you looking to using both the seat and the panniers at the same time? If not then you could replace it with the Topeak child seat that has a special rack. I believe it is a MTX rack so you can get one of the trunk bags with panniers. Looking at Amazon it will probably be $225 for the setup though. – BPugh Aug 20 '13 at 13:18
up vote 2 down vote accepted

While I am not familiar with your bike or its front fork. I would think a front pannier rack like this may work.

Please note that weight on the front fork makes the bike even easier to fall over. Please be very careful when the baby is on the back. I am not a fan of rear baby seats and would just buy a trailer.

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Great! I hadn't seen that kind of fixation. I'm looking for local providers (Spain) at that website : ) – Rober Aug 16 '13 at 20:10
Amazon sells it in the US. – Mike P Aug 16 '13 at 20:26

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