Hybrid Bicycles - Trek DS 8.3 and Topeak Bike Rack
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06-23-12, 07:07 PM
Hi everyone. I just purchased a brand new Trek DS 8.3 and I need a bike rack for commuting to/from work. I was hoping to get this Topeak and I'm wondering if anyone can confirm that it works with the DS 8.3.
I just got the same bike and had a Topeak explorer rack put on. Make sure you get the one that is configured for disk brakes as the standard one won't fit.
What a great bike, had it about three weeks now, look forward to a ride everyday. Got an unusual unseasonal rainstorm that lasted all day yesterday and was grounded for the first time.
06-23-12, 10:42 PM
Another route to think about is the Bontrager Line from a Trek Store or online. I have the DS 8.5 and went with the Bontrager BackRack S with the snap on Bontrager Snap On Interchange Trunk and Interchange Grocery / Pannier. Nice little setup.
06-24-12, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the confirmation. it's alays reassuring to hear from someone who has the same equipment. :)
I've seent the bontrager but I alredy have some bags that fit the Topeak MTX system so I'm trying to stick with it.
06-27-12, 12:03 AM
What about the:
Will this one work? I heard on amazon that the rack sits a little low and that the 29er:
needs to be used. I have the Trek 8.3 DS. Thanks in advance
07-02-12, 07:34 PM
I got my rack today.
It fits :) I did have to substitute 2 extra bolts from the hardware that came with the rack because the bolts with the DS (ones that attached to the frame near the seat) were just a bit too short. Good thing Topeak sends extras.
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