They are attached to the bike using velcros and straps. There is no need for secondary mounts, such as metal racks. The bike serves as the mount for everything. Under the seat or on the frame, inside the main triangle as well as above or below the tubes. On the handlebar and even on the fork. One of the biggest advantages of this is that a specific type of bike and a rear rack are not needed. In summary, just about any bicycle is suitable for bikepacking. Most of the road bikes may not have the provision to fix metal racks.
Additionally, this type of bag layout always keeps the weight over the bike’s vertical axis as opposed to the horizontal one. This makes the bicycle much more agile and easier to handle.
Bikepacking is the bike touring alternative for more adventurous cyclists.
For riders who don’t want to take a detour around that fun stretch of trail simply because of the load they are carrying. For people who like to travel with just the bare essentials or go on night rides or spend an entire weekend on two wheels. Carrying all the basics but leaving behind the unnecessary extras.
Bikepacking is an approach to life and a way of escaping our daily obligations; it is a friendly rebellion that many people are in search of. For all these reasons, bikepacking is gaining followers on a daily basis.