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Old 06-23-12, 06:07 PM   #1
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Trek DS 8.3 and Topeak Bike Rack

Hi everyone. I just purchased a brand new Trek DS 8.3 and I need a bike rack for commuting to/from work. I was hoping to get this Topeak and I'm wondering if anyone can confirm that it works with the DS 8.3.

Bike: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...es/8_3_ds_2012
Rack: http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Explore...dp/B000FIAVHE/
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Old 06-23-12, 08:54 PM   #2
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I just got the same bike and had a Topeak explorer rack put on. Make sure you get the one that is configured for disk brakes as the standard one won't fit.
What a great bike, had it about three weeks now, look forward to a ride everyday. Got an unusual unseasonal rainstorm that lasted all day yesterday and was grounded for the first time.
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Old 06-23-12, 09:42 PM   #3
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Another route to think about is the Bontrager Line from a Trek Store or online. I have the DS 8.5 and went with the Bontrager BackRack S with the snap on Bontrager Snap On Interchange Trunk and Interchange Grocery / Pannier. Nice little setup.
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Thanks for the confirmation. it's alays reassuring to hear from someone who has the same equipment.

I've seent the bontrager but I alredy have some bags that fit the Topeak MTX system so I'm trying to stick with it.
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What about the:
http://topeak.com/products/Racks/Sup...bularRack_disc

Will this one work? I heard on amazon that the rack sits a little low and that the 29er:
http://topeak.com/products/Racks/explorer_29er_disc

needs to be used. I have the Trek 8.3 DS. Thanks in advance
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Old 07-02-12, 06:34 PM   #6
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I got my rack today.
http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Explore...dp/B000FIAVHE/

It fits I did have to substitute 2 extra bolts from the hardware that came with the rack because the bolts with the DS (ones that attached to the frame near the seat) were just a bit too short. Good thing Topeak sends extras.
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