Freeload Tour Rack

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $209.00

Product Description

Re-positionable 10mm rails give you up to 75mm of fore/aft adjustment - vital for gaining valuable heel clearance on mountain bikes with tight geometry in the rear end, and handy when you want to bring your load closer to the bikes centre of gravity on the front end. The rail end plugs let you clamp your pannier hooks in place to stop annoying rattles, and keep them from sliding back and forth.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by turbodog a Cross Country Rider from madison, ms, USA

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2011

Strengths:    Mounts to full suspension bike. Mounts on rear brake stays or front fork, your choice. Unit comes with 3 length mounts. Absolutely NO rattle. Use a 1 way ratchet for tightening to the frame.

Side pannier mounts (not shown) are nice also. They can mount for/aft and up or down in position.

Weaknesses:    Stiffness make it a little hard to fit to brake stays that are the same width as the rack.

Bottom Line:   
First 'engineered' rack I have seen. Not knocking 'normal' racks, but this thing is made from a combination of bent aluminum tubing, injection molded brackets, stamped stainless steel supports, stainless screws, injection molded quick-release deck, and the slickest nylon strap one way ratchet mechanism you have seen. Nothing compares.

Would give 5 chilis if this was easier to buy. It's from a company in new zealand. They have 1 US distributor, which not all bike shops buy from. However, it's available on amazon... so maybe that does not really matter.

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Favorite Trail:   san juan huts

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   Old man mountain f/s compatible racks.

Bike Setup:   Orbea Oiz

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