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Old 07-26-07, 12:30 AM   #1
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rear rack extender to prevent heel strikes?

I'm getting heel strikes with my panniers, so I'm thinking, if the rack can be moved towards the back a little, it would clear my heels.
Is there such an attatchment that would extend the rear rack more towards the back?
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Old 07-26-07, 12:39 AM   #2
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Tubus makes something that might work.

http://www.thetouringstore.com/TUBUS...ONS%20PAGE.htm
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Old 07-26-07, 09:35 AM   #3
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Had the same problem. Don't know about extenders, but I got a Jandd Expedition Rack, which is about 4-5 inches longer than most racks on the market. You can position your bags far enough back that heel clearance isn't an issue.
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Had the same problem. Don't know about extenders, but I got a Jandd Expedition Rack, which is about 4-5 inches longer than most racks on the market. You can position your bags far enough back that heel clearance isn't an issue.

+1 on this rack. Pricey but worth it.
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Thanks to all! I'll look into those.
I know there's got to be a solution, I just don't know where to find it.
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Arkel has a nice summary of a number of the rack manufacturers/models, a few of which can possibly help you out with heel strike issues.

http://www.arkel-od.com/tips/rack.asp?fl=0&site=eu
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Arkel has a nice summary of a number of the rack manufacturers/models, a few of which can possibly help you out with heel strike issues.

http://www.arkel-od.com/tips/rack.asp?fl=0&site=eu

+1 for Arkel; I have their briefcase and was having heel-strike problems. I bought the Old Man Mountain Red Rock rack from them, which solved the problem entirely.

But I must admit, the little hardware shown in the link from the first response, above, might also have solved it, and would have only cost $6 -- so I'd start there if I were you!
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I recently upgrade my rear rack from stock to a Jannd Expedition & it's much better. While I could still mount my panniers (06 Arkels commuter baskets) back far enough it meant that the top hooks were adjust to only half the bag & the back of the bag would sag towards the wheel because there wasn't enough support. It's much better with the longer & stronger Jannd because now I can mount the bags with the hooks more spread out & that third outer bar provides more support on the backside. Best of all I found it online for $43 from JensonUSA. I was sceptical because tris rack retails for $69, but it was the real deal shipped from their MN warehouse.

Only issues were having to bend the fenders rods to fit around the rack especially since I only have one pair of eyelets & using a longer screw to accomodate it all. Also the brake just hits the support, but widening them a bit by swapping the brake pad washers should fix that.

Cyclocross frame & size 11 boots clears fine. May touch if I peddle with feet horizontal, but my feet are usually a little angled forward.
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The Jannd looks great but I already have the racks. I think I'll go with the TUBUS solution.
Thanks again folks!
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The TUBUS mounting system is a no go. It will only fit TUBUS racks.

Kudos to Wayne at The Touring Store for explaining to me how the system work and not pushing his product just to make a sale. I could've ordered something I won't be able to use.
www.TheTouringStore.com just won a future customer here, for sure!
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The TUBUS mounting system is a no go. It will only fit TUBUS racks.

Kudos to Wayne at The Touring Store for explaining to me how the system work and not pushing his product just to make a sale. I could've ordered something I won't be able to use.
www.TheTouringStore.com just won a future customer here, for sure!
Wayne is excellent, a true gentleman for sure.
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