Get me into good touring rackx

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burnsadam
Get me into good touring rackx

Tubus? Jandd? Bunch of racks out there, I want solid ones but don't know which brand makes the best shit. I don't wanna fuck up, cos $150

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 14:15
jimmythefly
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Tubus, don't even consider anything else.

Worth every penny (check German websites like xxcycle or bike24 for prices, too).

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:10
burnsadam

Cool thx

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 15:28
JUGE FREDD
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Tubus and Bruce Gordon are the only valid off-the-shelf options

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 18:20
burnsadam

Any particular tubus model stand out among the crowd? I just looked some up, cargo looks good but I really want the stainless steel Cosmo....but $$$$$

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:03
VT regularbike
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I have the logo, and can vouch for it being fully legit.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:12
jimmythefly
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Take a close look at the dimensioned drawings for each rack. I had a logo but due to my braze-on placements it baaarely cleared the rear fender where the eyebolts are (the big SS eyebolts that attach the struts to the rack). If in doubt google or flickr search the rack you're considering to see how it looks on other people's bikes. The logo is legit, so is the Vega. The cargo seems like overkill, but not sure what you're carrying.

deadforkinglast wrote:
But honestly, I have no idea how I am going to follow through on that plan and I already have a pretty rad bike. I think I just like fucking with my bikes.

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 19:54
burnsadam

I just have that old 1980'a bianchi rando that I posted in PYB the other day. It doesn't have any attachment point braze-ons on top of the seat stays, so I'm gonna have to get macguyver with some clamp things. I guess I'll just have to get a rack from a place that'll let me return if it doesn't fit. Good advice on the cargo being overkill, I'm mostly just gonna be commuting but I wanted the option to be able to load up & tour if/when the opportunity arises. Planning on packing as light as possible when I do tour. Another issue: my bike is big (63cm) and I have the seatpost kinda high w/ saddle slammed all the way back on the rails, so my weight is distributed quite far back. Going up steep hills seated with no cargo, the front wheel already feels quite unweighted. I was thinking sleeping bag, pad, & tarp/tent on the back rack & panniers on the front, to more evenly distribute weight & better handling? Anyone roll like this?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 20:28
Andrew_Squirrel
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I run two Tubus Cosmos and they are the best thing I have ever bought for a bicycle.
I love having two levels for bag attachment, in low rider it gives great access to the top of the rack. Also, if you have a B&M Toplight it fits beautifully in this pocket that protects against bumping the lens into walls, racks or other bikes.
Also, if you have two rear rack bikes in use (commuter & touring), it very handy to have matching racks for Ortlieb hook adjustment ease.

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 01:26
burnsadam

I completely ignored you dudes advice. Got an Old Man Mountain ultimate lowrider front rack & Jandd Expedition rear rack. Went with the jandd cuz has a wide & long platform on top. Both racks seem legit. I guess we'll see.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 11:29
hambeki
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I like my Jandd Expedition a lot. I was considering trading for a Tubus something/another, but I know I'd end up missing the platform.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 13:05
burnsadam

Yeah the huge platform is what sold me. Plus my buddy has a jandd rack that's gone up and down California, through Mexico from north to south, still holding up just fine. I was convinced.

Mon, 11/12/2012 - 13:39
Endpoint
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Anyone besides Nitto/Riv/Berthoud making a decent stock front rack these days? Have zero issues with the Nitto M18 on indy fab but replacing the shitty VO rack on another bike so open to other things of a similar style.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 08:11
JUGE FREDD
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There's also the Nitto collab with Grand Bois

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Sun, 12/16/2012 - 12:08
hambeki
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I've been rolling with that $6 Nashbar front rack for years now and it works fine. Looks terrible but matches the Jandd Expedition just fine.

Dunno if you have canti studs on the bike you're talking about but whatever.

MoonCat wrote:
All bikes are really just overpriced crosschecks with different geometries.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 00:19
Endpoint
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C'mon... ME on a bike that has canti studs. Tarck... I thought we knew each other better.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 07:05
JUGE FREDD
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go custom from somebro that gives enough of a shit to make racks

IF is not that bro, luckily they know it

local to you is best, but if you can't find someone Haulin Colin has a jig that can replicate any brazeon placement

or you can just send IF the Nitto/Riv collab rack before they build your fork, the big flat tab on the front is ugly though

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 03:40