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    Rear rack to fit 26" wheel

    I'm looking for a rear rack to fit over a 26" wheel. It seems that most rear racks are made for 700c wheels and the result is a huge gap between the top of the wheel and the rack. I realize that functionally this makes no difference, but I'm not liking the aesthetics of the huge gap. I had ordered the Tubus Light-it rack in the 26" size but it turned out to be only millimeters different from the 28" rack they make. Can anyone suggest a brand or model that might fit the bill (or wheel in this case).

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    Burlappy in Toronto

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    Starting over CraigB's Avatar
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    I got a Bontrager for my Fisher. If I recall, the model is specificly made for mountain bikes, and is available in two basic sizes that correspond to ranges of frame sizes. Here's how it looks on the bike:

    Craig in Indy

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I tried this Bontrager rack but it still leaves a significant clearance between the top of the wheel and the rack. This photo is with my current rack to illustrate the gap that I'm trying to eliminate.

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    Mudguards use some of that space.. I'd use a good amount of clearance

    over the tire, for snow , and slush, encountered in your winter commute.

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    Jandd or Blackburn? It maybe that the racks are designed with that much clearance for a reason? Also the eyelet mounting points play into it. FWIW I just checked a couple of pictures of my Giant Iguana, the Blackburn rack sits the closest to the wheel, the Jandd is way up. Doesn't bother me at all.

    I have used both in the past with no problems and they were specifically sized for a 26" wheel.

    Aaron

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