I'm looking around for a front rack similar to the Jandd/Surly racks but not as large and heavy duty top rack. The Jandd hits the down tube gear cable stops, the Surly doesn't appear to but weighs 3lbs. I like the slightly higher low rider rail on the Jandd. I had a Blackburn front rack but it puts the panniers too high and too far forward. Basically looking for a strong mid height low rider with small rack for resting a stuff bag or six pack sized box. It should be possible to pull of this design for 1 1/2 lbs.