Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Rear Rack Clearing Fenders on a Hybrid bike

    Hi Bikeforumers!

    I am looking for a rear rack that will fit on my Kona Dew (2012) on top of my Planet Bike Cascadia II Hybrid Fenders.

    I visited my closest nearby MEC around a month ago and checked out this following rack http://www.mec.ca/product/1805-118/m...10+50002+50159

    I wasn't able to get the rack to clear the fenders as it was too short. I returned the rack to the MEC and asked one of the workers there if there was a rack available that would be able to clear the fenders. They told me the rack I had already purchased was already my best bet, and told me usually fenders and rear racks are not found on the same bike and it's one or the other. They told me about the option of just keeping the front fender and removing the back fender in order to fit the rear rack.

    I personally really would like the keep both fenders attached to the bike. Are there any rear racks at a reasonable price ~$30 (the bike is just be used for the casual ~30min commute to school to hold books, school supplies, food that my backpack can't hold) that would be able to clear these fenders? Or are there any adjustments I can make to the MEC bike to get the rear rack to clear the fenders? Please note I live in Canada, our selection of products are usually limited compared to you lucky Americans

  2. #2
    Bike hoarder. Murray Missile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    700 Ft. above sea level.
    My Bikes
    Too many according to my wife.
    Posts
    583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Your MEC is full of it, here's a Nashbar rear rack over Planet Bike ATB fenders on a K2 hybrid. Set as low as I could get it, has a mile of upward adjustment from what you see in the picture. http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...19_-1___202601 There are also seat post racks that would work but I'm not a fan of that type myself but they may work for you.

    S5001974.jpg
    Last edited by Murray Missile; 12-31-13 at 07:44 PM.
    Analog man in a digital world.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    New Rochelle, NY
    My Bikes
    too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
    Posts
    20,458
    Mentioned
    44 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Whether the rack clears the fenders often has more to do with the frame design than the rack. Rack legs are pretty much all the same length, but the height depends on where the mounting eye is on the dropout.

    If the eye is avove the axle by an inch or so, the rack will ride high with plenty of clearance below for a fender. OTOH id the eye is low on the dropout, the rack will ride lower and the clearance will be tighter.

    It's also important that the fenders have good adjustability on the stays, so you can keep them close to the tire when the mounting eye is high.

    Of course the tire size is also a factor since fatter (taller) tires need the fender to ride farther out.

    Your best bet is to get out a ruler and determine how long a leg you'll need on the rack for it to work, then ask for the leg length when buying.
    FB
    Chain-L site

    An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

    “Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin

    “One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

    WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.

  4. #4
    Bike hoarder. Murray Missile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    700 Ft. above sea level.
    My Bikes
    Too many according to my wife.
    Posts
    583
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Planet Bike Versa rack, height adjustable and disc brake compatible....... http://www.bikeahead.com/versa-rack-...p/pla00407.htm
    Analog man in a digital world.

  5. #5
    Senior Member kookaburra1701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Dolce Triple, 1987 Schwinn Tempo, 2012 Windsor Kensington 8
    Posts
    1,336
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's pricey, but I love my VO Campeur rear rack - the rack comes with several different mounting options, and the extra holes at the bottom means the height is very adjustable.



    Here it is on my bicycle. The double-rail design also means that I can use a trunk bag with panniers and not have them interfere with each other.

    2014 Specialized Dolce, 1987 Schwinn Tempo, 2012 Windsor Kensington 8

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Nashbar rack looks real nice but the shipping doubles the cost
    Planet Bike Versa Rack looks real nice but I see many negative reviews about it on MEC: http://www.mec.ca/product/5020-563/p...-cycling-rack/
    That VO Campeur rear rack looks nice but I don't think I'm ready to spend $150 on a $300 bike

    I'm looking this Topeak Explorer on ebay (seems like the cheapest source considering shipping costs to Canada): http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Topeak-Explor...2084451&_uhb=1
    Around $45 shipped, any opinions?

  7. #7
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    39,790
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Trek/Bontrager makes several racks to test fit on your bike, drop by the dealer & see.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    17
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You could get an Axiom 2429 Journey Adjustable rack. It is designed for wheels from 24" to 29". It has the bar to keep panniers out of the wheel, but unfortunately, it doesn't have and additional rail to keep the panniers separate from a trunk bag. Can still use panniers and a trunk bag, but an additional rail is nice to have.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •