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Old 02-11-11, 07:51 PM
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Recommend racks/fenders for SU200?

The other day I bought my first bicycle in several years, a Trek SU200. From what I've been able to gather, it's basically a Trek 4300 frame with straight bars and non-knobby tires.


http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2007/archive/su200


My bike has disc brakes, which may affect the brand/model of rack, and maybe even the fenders. The bike has the stock pedals installed, but I bought a cheap set of Eleven81 "atb alloy tcs" pedals in case I want to use toe clips and straps. I have only owned one bike in my life that had toe clips/straps and it was a road bike which I did not keep long. If there are better styles of pedals, then please do not hesitate to educate me.


Any general or specific information for me would be greatly appreciated! I am not new to biking, but haven't done much in the last, oh... 20 years or so. I am riding mainly for fitness(and I find that I am now a 'Clydesdale'), but also because I like the idea of traveling by bike. I've been a truck driver, motorcyclist, and amateur "car nut" for a long time, but bikes are starting to wake up areas of my brain that have been dormant for decades. I don't get the more "militant" elements of the cycling world, but then I don't like almost ANYTHING militant, anyway...
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Old 02-11-11, 08:40 PM
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Trek sells a number of rear racks that fit that bike. I'm not sure about other brands, the uni-stay rear triangle may make it difficult to fit some racks because the attachment points are closer together than normal
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Old 02-11-11, 08:47 PM
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Topeak Has a Disc compatible explorer and super tourist.
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Originally Posted by Grim View Post
Topeak Has a Disc compatible explorer and super tourist.
I second the vote for a Topeak rack. I use this one and I love it. It clears the disc brake caliper without issue. The lower horizontal bar not only creates a lower center of gravity when carrying panniers, but also allows for a mounting a trunk bag without interference. BTW I also use a Topeak MTX trunk bag which is very slick when combined with the rack.

For fenders you can't go wrong with Planet Bike Cascadias. Cheap (relatively), durable, well made, and great coverage. They also come with a shims and longer bolts to clear disc brake calipers, front and rear.
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