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Old 05-31-08, 10:27 PM   #1
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Road Bike w/ braze on's Rear Rack Suggestions

I am looking into purchasing a rear rack for my road bike (has both upper and lower braze on's) but I am not sure if these rear racks are universal or based on a specific bike/tire size? I was unsuccessful in solving this issue with a forum search (i.e. regarding the rear rack size vs. universal).

What I am looking for:

I want a rack that will bolt to both sets of braze on's that fits my bike (I assume bolting to both upper and lower braze on's will give the best stability).

I am not interested in a seat post rack.

My goal is to find a nice light weight rear rack, preferably, one that is compatible with a quick release bag (minimize the bungie cords) for my everyday work commute and family outings on the weekends.

Would love to hear some suggestions!
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Old 06-01-08, 06:25 AM   #2
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They're pretty much all universal. You'll see racks meant for disc-equipped bikes, but their only difference is the bottom mount has spacing built-in to clear the brake caliper.

The only necessary adjustment is in the straps that bolt to the seatstays, and you can bend & slide those quite easily to make them fit.

The next rack I'll get would be from Topeak with the slide-and-clip MTX bag mount. I think they even have baskets that mount the same way.
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Thanks for the input. That rack is a great recommendation.
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