Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Victoria, BC
Bikes: Surly Krampus, Surly Straggler, Pivot Mach 6, Bike Friday Tikit, Bike Friday Tandem, Santa Cruz Nomad
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I ordered a set for my Surly LHT and they came in silver rather than the black I ordered - also my LBS screwed up my quote and wanted considerably more $$$ than was originally agreed to.
I had a look at them and decided they were overly heavy and expensive for my needs so I didn't reorder them in black.
I ended up with an Old Man Mountain Red Rock rear rack. Its much lighter, looks very nice and has a lifetime warranty. I recall reading that the warranty included shipping a replacement to you on tour if yours broke, but I can't find that on their website so maybe I am mistaken or that has changed?
I haven't ordered a new front rack yet. I have an OMM set of front and rear Cold Springs racks for my Urban Assault/mtn bike tourer. I got the 700c adapters for it so that I can quickly convert it to my LHT if needed. I will eventually get another front rack that attached via the fork eyelets rather than the QR. The QR front racks are not as rigid laterally as the standard type, but on a disc equiped mtn bike the QR racks are the ticket.
If you have Tubus racks I am not sure what the Nice racks can offer you that you don't already have? Having said that the construction and design of the Nice racks seems first rate and they should be very strong.
What did you not like about your tubus racks or what did you hope to get from the Nice racks?