Old Man Mountain Red Rock Expedition Rear Rack Extras

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 609 grams

Product Description

  • Dimensions: 5.5" x 17"
  • Extra-long top plate protects you and your gear from the elements and allows for extra heel clearance.
  • 6061-T6, Aircraft grade, tubular aluminum.
  • All joints are double-welded by hand.
  • 60 pound load capacity.

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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by ranier a Cross Country Rider from Schonaich, Germany

    Date Reviewed: June 28, 2011

    Strengths:    sturdy, yet light

    Weaknesses:    paint finish chipping in some spots

    Bottom Line:   
    I've used this rack for three years, mainly commuting and the occasional weekend tour. I mounted it using the dropout eyelets and the v-brake post mounts which create a nice sturdy mount to the bike frame. It can take a pretty heavy load - loaded panniers for touring, two boxes filled with brake rotors(heavy!) and a pair of mini-kegs overstuffed into panniers. The top plate does a decent job functioning as a small rear fender. A quick hose down and wipe will make it look new if I ever get around to it. It's part of a tool and it works well.

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    Favorite Trail:   Schwarzwald, Schonbuch

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   direct online

    Bike Setup:   commuter converted Specialized Stumpy HT with v-brakes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Bill P a Weekend Warrior from Warrnambool

    Date Reviewed: January 3, 2011

    Strengths:    Stiffness. Ease of mounting. Light weight

    Weaknesses:    I peeled off the sticker, didn't like it. Mounting struts should be dyed the same finish as the rack- cosmetic purposes.

    Bottom Line:   
    In my experience racks which fail usually fail from fatigue as a result of sustained 'wobbling' during use. Typically side to side. Rack stiffness, secure mounts and weight reduction reduce this. This is my first hollow aluminium rack and you could dink your mother in law on it. (Dink as in meaning to carry pillion). I'm going to buy some more.

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    Favorite Trail:   Grampians

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   Cheeky Monkey

    Similar Products Used:   Karrimor steel, Homemade steel, Blackburn Aluminium, Giant Aluminium, Pletscher, Topeak Explorer, Yeah (sp?), plus others.

    Bike Setup:   Hardtail mtb with disc brakes. I mounted this one onto canti bosses using modified canti posts. I'm going to buy some more OMM Redrock racks for our new fat bikes.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Rod Richards a Weekend Warrior from Denton, TX

    Date Reviewed: October 19, 2005

    Strengths:    light weight (is this so important in a rack?)

    Weaknesses:    Flimsy, poor instructions, ill-fitting, cheesy aluminum hardware

    Bottom Line:   
    When you pay $90 for a rack made by a company that ONLY makes racks, you expect to get quality. The dropout attachment points on this rack are far too wide. As I tightened the supplied dropout eyelet bolts to take up a bit of the slack, the bolt head snapped off, leaving the bolt stuck in my frame. I did not apply excessive force. I was already irritable at this point and I lost my temper and banged my fist downward on top of the rack (still attached to the bike). The whole top surface of the rack buckled considerably. (Yes, I realize that I have some anger management problems to work out. :)) When I realized I had ruined it anyway, I decided to see how tough it was. I was able to rip the rack in half with my bare hands (I am not exceptionally strong). I would not trust this rack to carry my gear on a loaded bike tour. Aluminum is not well-suited for this--it is weak, fatigues easily, and, unlike steel, is not easily repaired if it breaks.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $89.00

    Purchased At:   oldmanmountain.com

    Similar Products Used:   Zefal Rackoon

    Bike Setup:   Giant FCR-3

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Katherine Wallace a Cross Country Rider from Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 13, 2003

    Strengths:    Rock solid

    Weaknesses:    finish, price

    Bottom Line:   
    Used this rack for a 10,000 km tour through Asia and SE Asia. We went over some of the crappiest road construction, muddiest mud and ruttiest roads, and this rack just did not budge. With all the gear on it, no matter how it was slung on, this rack carried the load, never moved, creaked, cracked or groaned. It was THE most trouble-free piece of equipment we had on the whole trip. Check the mounting bolts every few months, and that was the extent of it. Some of the finish has come off, but I take the blame for treating it like crap, along with a few train, bus and aircraft handlers! The price was up there, but consider how much its going to cost you to get a replacement shipped overnight to you in the middle of nowhere! Highly recommended.

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    Favorite Trail:   backroad near Zhongdian, China

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   LBS in santa barbara

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   Mountain bike, with semi slicks and touring gear

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