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Old 07-09-07, 09:15 PM
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What's your favorite disc compatible rack?

I'm currently running an Axiom Journey Disc rack. It's a nice rack (STS) but it is rather "busy" on all the hardware.

So what are your favorites? And why?...ease of attaching, easy to work fenders with, sweptback supports or no sweptback supports?

I've seen lot's of options out there, but the Journey Disc looked like the best option, what with the robust weight tolerances and the sweepbacks for the panniers. I never checked with my fellow commuters here, and even though it's after the fact I'm curious.

Planet Bike Disc?
Tubus with some different hardware?
Axiom Odysee?
Topeak?

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No one?

Alrighty then...
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I just put this $20 Delta Mega Rack Sport on my disc equipped bike:

http://www.rei.com/product/717273?vc...HP_CYCLING_TOC

I've only had a few commutes with it but it seems to be working fine. It's one of the lighter racks and so obviously will not stand up to touring. But it'll be just fine for commuting. Comes with P-clips to attach to your seat stays if you don't have eyelets. I have rack/fender eyelets so I used those. I also have Planet Bike Freddy Fenders on the bike and it all works well.
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old man mountain racks. sturdy rack, excellent service, good price. They charged me half the price of what they list on their web page.
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Originally Posted by Banzai
I'm currently running an Axiom Journey Disc rack. It's a nice rack (STS) but it is rather "busy" on all the hardware.
I have been using the Axiom for about 2 years. The short adjustable rod on the disc side broke a few months ago, but a made a new steel one from some rod stock from Home Depot. I am pleased with the rack. Recommended.
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The Topeak is the best looking I've seen. I just use a cheap Nashbar Universal Rear Rack and splay it out an inch or so on each side with aluminum spacers from the hardware store.

I have an Old Man Mountain that came with the bike, but it just seems like overkill for commuting.
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What makes the Old Man Mountain "overkill"? It doesn't look as substantial as many others I've seen...
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I was looking at those Old Man Mountain racks some more...the clearance from rack to tire in every picture looks REALLY tight? Anyone who uses this rack able to run fenders?
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The Topeak rack for disc bikes is da bomb. It bolts right on with no fuss. Simple, not very expensive, sturdy.
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What makes the Old Man Mountain "overkill"? It doesn't look as substantial as many others I've seen...
Dunno, mine (Sherpa) just looks heavy with its big tubes and thick axle spacers.
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