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Old 10-19-07, 02:15 PM   #1
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Delta Shock Treatment Front Rack

I'm looking for an inexpensive front rack for a suspension fork -- not for long-distance touring, but just for around town.

Anyone out there with the Delta Shock rack (or the very similar MEC front suspension lowrider rack)? Is it a good rack? Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 10-19-07, 03:09 PM   #2
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and the reason for a front rack for a suspension fork for 'just around town' rides would be..?

do you intend to carry a lot of gear that can't be fit in a pair of rear panniers so you need front panniers as well?

it bolts to the fork with rubber covered U-clamps...likely to be a bit squirrely under load, and affect handling adversely because of the front suspension.
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bernbird,
Try the touring forum. There are a couple of people on there that have them and use them. I have one on order but it won't be here for another week I plan on mounting on the front of my city bike to help balance out my load. I am putting the Wald folding baskets on the rear.

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Thanks, guys -

The reason I want a front rack is because I carry large loads of groceries, and I want to balance things out (I know, I know - I could use a trailer - but I'd rather not at this point). My suspension fork can be locked out so that it is more-or-less rigid.

I'll try the touring forum -

Thanks again,

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