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Old 08-22-10, 06:20 PM   #1
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Racktime

I've found surprisingly little information or discussion out there on Racktime stuff. It's a Tubus subsidiary and their stuff looks to be designed to have quick releases to go on and off the bike easily. It's all pretty reasonably priced for nice German-designed stuff.

I especially like the Wallit, which is actually pretty attractive as opposed to most bike stuff which ranges from ugly to at best okay, unless it's really expensive. I've decided to order it (from REI, just to be safe) even though there isn't much information out there on it. Note that trim is faux leather according to REI, which is fine by me as I'm vegetarian. It's probably no more than water-resistant, but that's fine by me as I'm in San Diego. Most of their other stuff has rain covers.

Is anyone else out there actually using this stuff? It seems like it's been out there for at least a year. Is it uncommon just because it's not in many shops?

I'll give my thoughts on rack and bag when they arrive.
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Old 08-22-10, 09:36 PM   #2
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My Masi came with a racktime rack from the LBS. It's the cheapest one. I've only had it about 3 months, but so far it's been great. Seems solid though relatively light.
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Note that trim is faux leather according to REI, which is fine by me as I'm vegetarian.
As long as it wasn't a misspelling of "fox leather."

That's a nice-looking bag, and I especially like the look of the quick release. When you get it, please let us know how you like it!
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Very cool. Thanks for the info! I absolutly love my Tubus racks, and some of the RackTime look like they might be a lower cost alternative.
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Old 08-23-10, 08:53 AM   #5
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I toured with front and rear Racktimes earlier this year. No complaints at all.
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Old 08-23-10, 08:49 PM   #6
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The 2010 Globe Vienna Deluxe models
http://www.globebikes.com/ca/en/glob...?pid=10VNADLX3
come with racktime racks.

(The Deluxe is probably not marketed in the US; replace the "ca" with "us" in the URL and you'll see nothing, or if you go to the US bikes page the Deluxe is not an option.)
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