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Old 12-02-11, 10:44 AM   #1
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Front High/low rider + platform + disc brake

Do you have this set up? If so, please explain! I a pic would be awesome. Im looking for a front rack with:
High and low rider attachment points
A platform top
Disc brake compatibility
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Old 12-02-11, 11:08 AM   #2
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http://surlybikes.com/parts/surly_rack

http://surlybikes.com/uploads/downlo...structions.pdf

This will work with disc brakes, see the second URL.
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Awesome. Thanks.

According to Surly: Disc brakes and suspension are generally not compatible with our rear Racks, though there is an increasing number of frames designed to allow the use of racks and disc brakes.

As your link proves, this comment can not be extrapolated to front racks. Thanks again.
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You can separate the 2, and get low riders, and then get a smaller rack
to go above the wheel.

a fork with both V and disc mounts leaves the V boss to mount the other rack on.

Surly's 'nice' rack is rather heavy , and takes up a bunch of room in the carton .

Consider, if you are not riding from your front door ,
sometimes you have to box the bike up, to get to where you will start your trip.

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I don't quite get if you're asking for a single rack that does everything or a combination of two racks.

I don't have disc brakes, but my understanding that Old Man Mountain racks are disc-compatible. I use a Cold Springs front rack that has a platform and takes panniers. I'm pretty sure it's made to work with disc brakes, and it's a very handy, functional rack.
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Do you have disc brakes AND a suspension fork?

Your 1st post did not mention that you have a suspension fork.

This design does not have a shelf, but is disc brake friendly: http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge...disc-lowrider/
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Awesome. Thanks.

According to Surly: Disc brakes and suspension are generally not compatible with our rear Racks, though there is an increasing number of frames designed to allow the use of racks and disc brakes.

As your link proves, this comment can not be extrapolated to front racks. Thanks again.
Mounting a rear rack with disc brakes can be done easily. Some bikes have the caliper flange installed on the chain stays with the eyelets well above the caliper. For those bikes with the disk brake flange in the seat stay, this rack is usefull: http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge.../journey-disc/
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Don't know about the disc compatibility, but the Nitto Big front rack sold by Rivendell has a large platform, and you can mount the panniers either high or mid/lowish level, although I don't know why you would need/want to mount them high unless you need a lot of ground clearance. The mid/low mounting position is higher than low rider position. I took mine on some dirt surfaces and had no clearance problems, but maybe you need more for single track.

http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/r5.htm

It ain't cheap, but it's super strong and beautiful.

Rivendell quickly responded to my questions about the rack so I am sure they can advise re: disc compatibility.
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