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Old 07-21-08, 11:14 PM   #1
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Axiom vs Delta vs Old Man Mountain Racks?

I was looking at these three. I will be using these for day trips and commuting with a trunk bag. Price difference is about $10 higher as you go down the list. What do you recommend? or if you like another rack like these, around this price?

Axiom Transit $24:
http://www.axiomgear.com/product/rac...uct.php?id=146

Delta Disc Rack: $34
http://www.deltacycle.com/product.php?g=23

Old Man Mountain "White Rock" (bottom right): $44
http://www.oldmanmountain.com/Pages/...RearRacks.html

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Old 07-21-08, 11:16 PM   #2
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Jandd. Very high quality at a reasonable price.
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Old 07-22-08, 12:05 AM   #3
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Jandd. Very high quality at a reasonable price.
I completely agree, but not with the price part. I have a Jandd rack on my touring bike. They're way, way more sturdy than your average rack, and I highly recommend them. However, they're not light (the Expedition rack weighs 1kg), and they're not cheap; the rack I have costs $70. If you have the money, though, it's worth every penny.

http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FREXP
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I have a rack that's virtually identical to the Axiom Transit on my cross bike for commuting with Nashbar Daytrekker bags. I love the rack for commuting but it's no good with anything more than 30 lbs. strapped to it. I love the bags too but they're way too small for anything but commuting.

I use the Axiom Journey rack on my tour bike for shopping, foul weather commuting, and the odd weekend tour. I find it to be an excellent value much better suited to carrying 50-60 lbs.
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Thanks for the tips. I'm going to go with the Jandd Standard Rack. It is very reasonably priced on Cambria Bike's website:

http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FRSTD

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...NTAIN+RACK+BLK
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