Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Fremont, CA
Bikes: Ti Sports roadie, Cannondale CAAD 3, Tern Cargo Node, Helix (soon)
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Just finished installing this rack on the front of my mountain bike.
It will fit in front of cantilever brakes, but you might have to raise the straddle wire carrier and use a longer stabilizer bracket (the brace that gets screwed into the fork crown) in order for the canti's to work properly, otherwise the brakes collide with the side of the rack.
I just happened to have a longer bracket (probably an old reflector mount) than the one Nashbar supplies, otherwise I was going to use a v-brake instead.
I don't think the recessed brake affixing bolt matters, but I did put a small washer in between the rack and brake arm interface; without this washer, the brakes arms would not move after tightening the bolt down. I have old DiaCompe cantilever brake arms without the spring tension screw as well. Brakes work pretty much as before.
Last edited by spambait11; 05-22-07 at 09:54 PM.