Front racks

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Front racks

Postby molzor » 26 Dec 2014, 4:20pm

Hello I am looking for a front rack for my bike, trying to get some of the weight off the rear and spread it better.
however, i do not have any mounts on my forks. does anyone know of a rack i might be able to fit using the wheel axle or something?

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Re: Front racks

Postby geofft44 » 26 Dec 2014, 4:45pm


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Re: Front racks

Postby molzor » 26 Dec 2014, 6:21pm

yeah just like that! not entirely sure i have £80 for it though haha

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Re: Front racks

Postby robing » 26 Dec 2014, 6:39pm

How about this - it's a bit cheaper:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vavert-Low-Ri ... 1c37c5342f

I got this for my touring bike and it's great. I do have front fork mounts but they supply brackets if you don't.

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Re: Front racks

Postby molzor » 26 Dec 2014, 6:44pm

yep that might work!

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Re: Front racks

Postby ridesurlys » 26 Dec 2014, 7:28pm

You could look at the thule pack and pedal. Or old man moutain racks. If you can find a deal they will be worth a look

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Re: Front racks

Postby 22camels » 26 Dec 2014, 9:40pm

Tubus Smarti might work, only a bit higher than a low rider, fits on the brake bosses. I've been trying to fit one on mine for a while but haven't got round to it yet, as the holes in the rack are slightly too narrow for my bosses. So I can't vouch for it, but it looks like a nice idea.

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Re: Front racks

Postby RonK » 26 Dec 2014, 11:28pm

Look on the Tubus website - you'll find several mounting options for fitting racks to bikes with no fixing points.
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Re: Front racks

Postby Vantage » 27 Dec 2014, 12:11am

It may be in your best interests to keep all the weight on the back rack until you can spend serious money on a good front rack. As was pointed out to me earlier this year after I bought and rated highly a cheap rack on Amazon, the bracing plate across the top prevents any of the common modern fixing mechanisms on panniers engaging properly and safely. Do you really want your panniers to jump off the rack at speed and potentially fall under your wheels? The thin tubing on these racks allows the whole thing to flop about under weight even with a wheel hoop. You'll not want the rack bending into your front wheel at even slow speeds.
These at the mid section of the forks http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... b0s79p2031 and these at the bottom http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... b0s79p2032 should cover most racks on the market safely.
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Re: Front racks

Postby foxyrider » 27 Dec 2014, 1:01pm

Tortec Expedition - comes with everything you need!
http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/tortec-e ... 29612.html
not the prettiest but they work!
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Re: Front racks

Postby molzor » 27 Dec 2014, 5:18pm

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... 2b0s79p980 might get this, blackburn racks are pretty good right?

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Re: Front racks

Postby fluffybunnyuk » 27 Dec 2014, 8:53pm

+1 to the tortec expedition.

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Re: Front racks

Postby foxyrider » 28 Dec 2014, 8:25pm

molzor wrote:http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s79p980 might get this, blackburn racks are pretty good right?


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Re: Front racks

Postby boggy116 » 29 Dec 2014, 12:03pm

I adapted an old steel rear-rack by adding a short metal bar each side as a spacer to reach the mudguard fixings on the front forks and hold the rack horizontal. This will take a set of small throw-over panniers or simply a roll of gear inside a plastic rubble-sack strapped on with bungees, although obviously it's better to keep heavier loads lower.