Topeak Explorer MTX Rack that fits non-Disc Brake Bikes. Includes top mounted spring. Designed for the tough world of mountain biking. The MTX is great for mountain bike touring with a full-suspension rig. It features a new universal deck design for mounting any one of our QuickTrack MTX Trunk Bags. Tough 6061 T6 aluminum construction. New hinged seat post clamp with aluminum quick release lever. Perfect for mountain and treking bikes. Carries 20 lbs and loads with ease. Available types: One size fits all seat posts. Choose V type for big frames, E type for normal frames. Weight: 680 grams
When purchasing this I was a little leery about how close it may ride to my 29er wheels. It does sit very close to my rear wheel, but with a hard tail I was not to worried. However, if I am on an exceptionally muddy trail mud will build up and it can be a PITA to clean up (I have to take my bike into my living room at night) if you have the opportunity I would let the mud dry up and knock it off with a screwdriver. Installation was not to difficult either. It was a little hairy mounting it to my 29er only because of the lack of clearance with my wheel. Other then that little issue everything bent into place real easily. I think this would be best for a commuter rider like myself. You also have the option of using a bag that slides along its track and locks into place. It is over all a very good bike rack.