Old 06-18-18, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by taz777 View Post
Has anybody installed a rear rack on their CrossTrail? Iím looking to make mine a little more practical and want to fit a rear rack on it, but donít know which ones would fit.
I went with the Axiom Journey rack. I could not be happier with it.

https://www.amazon.com/Axiom-Journey...SIN=B0025ULKGG

(90% sure you can get it cheaper than the $37 price on Amazon. i think I paid $30 last year special ordering through a LBS)

When installed correctly it's rock solid, like it's a part of the bike.

I did NOT get the one specially made for bikes with disc brakes. The Crosstrail doesn't need it due to the placement of the brake calipers. I did have to stretch the rack about and inch, but no big deal.

There are not 2 levels of rails. So it's more difficult to do a trunk bag and panniers. There is one top rail. So depending on your uses, that might be an issue.

It hangs panniers very well. The top rails are not parrallel. They are angled to reduce heal strike on the panniers. And that feature works great for my size 12's. Plus the angled rails give it a unique look.




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