Bicycle Luggage Racks

 

Shopping Advice (scroll past the advice to the products if you like)

 

Folding Steel Racks use a sprung top to secure the luggage and are the cheapest rack option. These are fairly flexible and therefore prone to breaking from fatigue. Suitable for light loads and short rides, and easier to use for this purpose than the dearer options. Designed to fit onto a standard axle (not quick release) and a standard seat bolt (not allen key or quick release) they are therefore in the way when removing the rear wheel to fix a puncture. They will often sit at at funny angle on the bike unless bent into shape to suit each particular bike. You won't find any of these for sale from us!

Alloy Touring Racks are rigid racks, sometimes with some triangulation provided by the rear stays to reduce side sway. They are designed for hanging panniers from, but you can of course load the top of them also with an elastic strap or similar.

Heavy Duty Touring Racks for round-the-world touring. Not too common, but if you're intending some serious touring, we can get some Tubus or Surly  tubular cromoly racks in for you. They're not cheap. Tubus rack/s come as standard on the Vivente World Randonneur touring bikes.

Racks for Bikes with Disc Brakes Cable operated disc brakes, and the now uncommon Hayes Sole hydraulic disc brake have wide caliper bodies that interfere with the fitting of a rear rack. For a rack to work with these it needs to sit wide of the bike,  then come back in to the lower rack mounts, below the disc caliper. We don't like all the answers to this problem that we've seen, but we do like the design and strength of the Topeak disc brake compatible racks. If you have hydraulic disc brakes, you should be able to use a standard luggage rack, which will be both cheaper and stronger than a disc-brake specific rack.

Seat Post Mounted Racks for easy fitting and removal, and the ability to fit to dual suspension bikes. We stock one from Topeak, as well as from time to time a cheaper option. These racks are suitable for light loads only.

Front Racks similar to the rear Alloy Touring Racks used to be reasonably common, back in the days before suspension forks and disc brakes became common. They came in either standard or "low-rider" format but we now keep none of these in stock. If you want a front luggage rack we suggest using the Thule Pack 'n' Pedal Tour Rack (formerly called the Freeload Rack). It's a brilliant and simple piece of design; easy to use and it will mount, it seems, on any bike, front or rear.

Racks for Dual Suspension Bikes Rear suspension prevents the use of standard touring racks as there would be movement between the top and bottom attachment points. The Thule Pack 'n' Pedal rack can be used on dual suspension bikes though, on the back or on the front.

 

Carrier Fittings Extra Long

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Extra long bicycle rack attachment fittings.
Length: 268mm. Width: 16mm. Steel. 4 screws and nylock nuts and one pair of fittings included. Weight: 97g.

Freeload Release Key

 
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Spare Key for removing a Freeload rack from your bike.
Weight: 8g.

Nuvo Alloy Rear Carrier 16"

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We're pretty pleased to have these humble little carriers in stock. For many years it has been just about impossible to add a decent rear rack to a small bike or a folding bike. Here, now, is the answer.

Tubular alloy rack with sprung luggage clip. Rigid welded construction. Black painted. Adjustable alloy stays to attach to seat stay mounts. top and bottom attachment holes have clearance for M5 or M6 bolts.

Distance from bottom attachment holes (centre) to underside of rack top: 222mm. Maximum Load: 10kg. Weight: 573g.

Nuvo Alloy Rear Carrier 20"

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We're pretty pleased to have these humble little carriers in stock. For many years it has been just about impossible to add a decent rear rack to a small bike or a folding bike. Here, now, is the answer.

Tubular alloy rack with sprung luggage clip. Rigid welded construction. Black painted. Adjustable alloy stays to attach to seat stay mounts. Top and bottom attachment holes have clearance for M5 or M6 bolts.

Distance from bottom attachment hole (centre) to underside of rack top: 272mm. Maximum Load: 10kg. Weight: 601g.

Rex Brake Boss Mounted Front Rack

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A simple front rack that mounts to V-brake or cantilever brake mounts and to the "sidepull brake and mudguard mount hole" at the top of the fork. Please note - not all suspension forks have the hole at the top.
Mounting hardware included. Weight: 380g.

Seat Clamp with Rack Mounts 31.8mm

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Brilliant Idea! This makes some of our earlier inventions redundant. This gives somewhere to mount a luggage rack on bikes that don't have upper eyelets on the frame for that purpose.

Shipping Weight: 100g.

Seat Clamp with Rack Mounts 34.9mm

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Brilliant Idea! This makes some of our earlier inventions redundant. This gives somewhere to mount a luggage rack on bikes that don't have upper eyelets on the frame for that purpose.

Shipping Weight: 100g.

Thule Pack 'n Pedal Side Frames

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Pack 'n Pedal Side Frames work in combination with the Pack 'n Pedal Tour deck and offer optimum side support for larger and/or flexible panniers. Recommended for securing larger panniers and carrying heavier loads.

 

Shipping Weight: 623g.

Thule Pack 'n Pedal Tour Rack

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Formerly known as the Freeload Tour Rack, the Thule Pack 'n Pedal can be attached pretty well anywhere to any bike. On the suspension fork; on the rear triangle of a dual-suspension bike. It opens up new possibilities for carrying luggage on a mountain bike. The Tour version of the Pack 'n Pedal rack has a flat top and can be used to hang panniers on. For large panniers, add the optional side frames for extra support.
Shipping Weight: 1400g.

Thule Pack'n'Pedal Rail Extender Kit

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The Pack'n'Pedal rail extender kit attaches to the Thule Pack'n'Pedal Tour Rack and allows you to slide your panniers up to 45mm further back on the bike, creating more heel-clearance if needed.

Can be used on front or rear mounted Thule Pack'n'Pedal Tour Rack.

Shipping Weight: 49g.

Thule Pack'n'Pedal Sport Rack

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Patented rack attachment system works on virtually any bicycle from full suspension mountain bikes to commuters and everything in between.
  • Modular rack system, mounts in just minutes
  • Patented attachment system secures easily
  • Works on the rear seat stays and front fork
  • Works with any type of frame material
  • Tough construction allows for a variety of rugged riding uses
  • Silent and vibration free performance
  • Weight: Approx 760g
  • Total Load Capacity: 25kg

Topeak Explorer 29er Disc Rear Rack

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29er compatible rear luggage rack with disc mounts to suit bikes with cable operated disc brakes. (Hydraulic disc brakes are slim enough to not need the disc-specific rack).
Weight: 833g.

Topeak Explorer 29er Rear Rack

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Tubular aluminium 29er compatible luggage rack.

Weight: 793g.

Topeak MTX Beam Rack E-Type

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Slide, click and go! Topeak's heavy duty MTX  beam racks make mounting any QuickTrack equipped bag or basket to a Topeak rear rack extremely easy. 9kg carrying capacity.

Choose V-type for big frames, E-type for normal frames and A-type for small frames. Weight: 680g.

Topeak Super Tourist 26" Rear Rack

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Similar to the explorer rack but with the rear stays shaped to give better pannier support.

Not suitable for bikes with cable operated disc brakes (or Hayes Sole hydraulic).

6061 T6 tubular aluminium. Compatible with MTX & RX bags as well as panniers. Size: 340 x 142 x 415mm.

Weight: 600g.

Topeak Super Tourist Disc 26" Rear Rack

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Cable-disc compatible serious touring rack.

Panniers mount on the lower side supports, allowing top of rack to be used without pannier interference.

Topeak Article Number: TA2036-B

Weight: 916g.

Topeak Super Tourist Rear Rack with Sidebar

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An excellent touring rack that gives good pannier support with the low rear strut, and enables the panniers to be attached to the side bars so that luggage fitted to the top of the rack doesn't interfere with the pannier attachment.

Not suitable for bikes with cable operated disc brakes (or Hayes Sole hydraulic).

Weight: 818g.

XTech Rear Rack 3-Stay

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Economical aluminium rear rack that gives good pannier support.

Extra long fitting brackets - 245mm hole to hole. Fits 24", 26" and 700c. Maximum Load: 25kg.

Shipping Weight: 1kg.