slowster wrote:niggle wrote:My touring bike build is also in progress based on a Salsa Marrakesh
I presume you've already done your research and are satisfied with the rear rack options. The Salsa rack which is compatible with the Alternator dropouts is quite expensive, and the shroud around the Alternator pivot point bolt hole makes it necessary to have ~15mm of spacers between the rack and the bolt hole (compared with the standard 5mm spacer supplied for use in that position with most Tubus racks). On the plus side it's an M6 bolt rather than M5, and Salsa presumably have made sure that the configuration will be strong enough for loaded touring, since the frame, dropouts, rack and rack fittings/spacers are all their own proprietary parts.
(Apologies to the OP for the thread diversion.)
Yes I am thinking a Tubus Logo Classic 26" will be the best option, giving the lowest position for the pannier mounting rails (of the Tubus options at least) at 305mm above the mounting point (I do have a Cargo Classic 26" which has rails 362mm above the mounting point, but I will be very happy to put that on my ebike commuter utility bike as the current rack on that is not great). A long 12.9 grade M6 bolt with spacer sleeve cut from suitable tubing should suffice, I just have to check that the width between the lower mounting points will still be within the maximum 180mm stated by Tubus: https://www.tubus.com/fileadmin/user_up ... 1.0_01.pdf