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    Rear rack for Trek 7.2FX WSD 17"

    I am looking for a rear rack that will fit my girlfriends 17" Trek hybrid bike.

    I tried my rack which I purchased from MEC but it doesn't fit. Since her bike frame is small the rack isn't 'tall' enough, the tire interferes with it.

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    Topeak Explorer has fit every bike I've tried it on. Regular and disc-specific versions. Drawback - if you see it as such - the rail system they use means you need one of their bags.

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    I already own a couple sets of panniers so I wont be purchasing new bags for her bike. Although just looking at a photo of the Topeak Explorer I don't see why you need speacial bags. What is the 'rail system' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chemando View Post
    I already own a couple sets of panniers so I wont be purchasing new bags for her bike. Although just looking at a photo of the Topeak Explorer I don't see why you need speacial bags. What is the 'rail system' ?
    You don't need special bags for the panniers. I'm using Trek Interchange ones with mine. If you look closer at the Topeak MTX series you'll see that they use a top bag that has a rail under it that slides into the rack and latches. Personally I find it darned handy, but if you already have bags it may or may not be a showstopper. You can still use a velcro style bag with it tho.

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    Maybe this option?
    For more details... http://www.geocities.com/bike_journeys/hers.html
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    I tried several and could not find one out of the box to fit. I had to modify a rear rack to fit my wifes 2009 7.2 WSD. The arms for the rack were interfering with the brake caliper. In order to make the rack fit I had to bend the arm around the caliper, it was mostly a trial and error thing. The rack I got had soft aluminum arms and were fairly easy to bend with a vise and pliers. I cant post a pic right now but I might be able to this afternoom if I can figure out how.

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    OK, I get it, its just the top bag that uses the rail system.

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    I found this "Bontrager Back Rack I" on Trek's website. Which specifically says "Fits mountain and hybrid bikes 20in (50cm) and under, road bikes 54cm and under"

    http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?...&bShopOnline=0

    Maybe it would work, doesn't mention anything specifically regarding WSD frames. I would hate to order it and it not fit. Maybe a LBS has one I can try.

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