Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: St Simons Island, GA
Bikes: Trek Domane 6.9, Trek FX 7.5, Electra Townie 7d
Because of the increased distance from the seat post-seat stays and rear dropouts, universal racks won't fit. You have to use extended brackets or find some extra brackets and put two together. Either way it does not make a good looking installation. The Electra rack is a good rack, looks good and is strong. They are more expensive.
Also, the Electra rack is 14 1/2 inches long vs the 12-13" for the universal racks. I used a Sun bag on my rack. It works great, just a little rack hanging out the back behind the bag. The Electra bags are $60 and the rack is $60, which is a little much to me.
Last edited by GaIslander; 11-15-13 at 03:49 PM.
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