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    Senior Member raevyn's Avatar
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    Looking for a rear rack with clearance for 29" tire and disc breaks

    My Roommate has a Kona mountain bike with 29" wheels and we are having problems finding rear racks with enough clearance for the tire and possibly a fender. Can anyone recommend anything?
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    I bought this cheap thing, at the German branch of Amazon, and was flabbergasted about how solid and light it is. Apart from that, there's even more clearance than I needed, with Schwalbe's Big Apples on 28 inch rims.

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    Senior Member raevyn's Avatar
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    the bike that he has is a Kona Mahuna.
    http://www.konaworld.com/mtb_trail_a...content=mahuna
    The disc breaks are proving difficult to work around to get to the mounts in the frame. I am not sure that this rack would work, but i will look into it for sure!
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    raevyn: Old Man Mountain http://www.oldmanmountain.com/Pages/...RearRacks.html has racks which they specify will fit 29 inch wheels and disk brakes. Pricey but well-regarded.

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    I Showed the OMM to him, but he is pretty sure that it is outside his price range. Does anyone have any experience with any Topeak racks?
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    Off the peg , ready to install and cheap you may have problems,
    if you are willing to find someone that can modify the mounting scheme
    to suit the taller clearance you need , you will have better luck.

    People in the states go to Mexico for cheap dentists, and doctors,

    Canadians get that covered , We see them shopping for cheaper bikes
    and parts, while on holiday, down here.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 09-24-11 at 05:33 PM.

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    I have one of these http://www.topeak.com/products/Racks...Rack_discMount on a Muirwoods 29er with disc brakes.
    Some of my most painful moments started with the phrase, "hold my beer".

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    raevyn: I have a Planet Bike Eco-Rack on an old Schwinn Criss Cross. It measures 350mm from the mounting hole center to the bottom of the rack platform. This clears a 700cX35mm tire by 35mm; of course that would vary with the frame. This is probably a typical-sized rack. You don't need much clearance, can you measure your roommate's bike? I like the rack and it was under $30. They make a disc-brake-specific model, I haven't tried it.

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