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Fitting rear rack to new Giant Anyroad 2.

Old 01-04-14, 02:36 AM
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Fitting rear rack to new Giant Anyroad 2.

Im thinking on wether to go ahead and buy the Giant Anyroad or the more expensive Revolt 1.
Im just wondering if its possible to have a rear rack from my old bike installed on the bikes.
Any ideas appreciated.
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Old 01-04-14, 02:47 AM
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I don't see any eyelets (but I don't have the best eyes).

What type of cargo/gear are you wanting to haul? There are ways of attaching bags w/o using the traditional rear rack.
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Thanks No1mad for your reply.I have a Topeak touring rack and want to put some panniers on the bike for light touring.Yes you are right there are no eyelets on the bike,and with the angle of the frame,wonder if its too low for my rack.
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According to the Giant site, the 2014 Anyroad 2 frame has "ALUXX-grade aluminum w/ rack mounts". From the picture, I can see what appears to be eyelets near the dropouts but not on or about the seatstays, though it's possible that the eyelets are embedded within the seatstays rather than brazed on top, and not visible in the picture. Maybe?
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J.C. Koto thanks.I tried to search online but there are very few if any details.But Ive just found this picture from Taiwan?....of The anyroad 1 ,and there seems to be some modification done near the seat stay.Does it mean its a simple job to do it and will it take just about any rack or?...
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This is apparently what behind the seat.
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Originally Posted by tusker View Post
This is apparently what behind the seat.
Weird, it almost looks like the eyelet is inside the seatstay, up near the bridge. That bulge in the picture looks almost exactly like an embedded eyelet should, except for, you know, being on the inside.
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Er, to be clear I mean this thing:

Although it seems like a strange design choice it goes along with the streamlined look of the bike.

edit: Nope, Murray Missile is right. Just a weld.
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Originally Posted by J.C. Koto View Post
Er, to be clear I mean this thing:

Although it seems like a strange design choice it goes along with the streamlined look of the bike.
I have seen inside eyelets on a couple newer bikes, I wish I could remember what they were. Maybe it's just the angle or lighting but that does not appear to be one to me. That looks more like a weld bead that has been ground down, I would think an eyelet would have a flat face and I don't see a hole in it.
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile View Post
I have seen inside eyelets on a couple newer bikes, I wish I could remember what they were. Maybe it's just the angle or lighting but that does not appear to be one to me. That looks more like a weld bead that has been ground down, I would think an eyelet would have a flat face and I don't see a hole in it.
Yeah you're right, it does kinda look like that seatstay bridge joins up there, though to be honest the other welds around the seat tube/top tube joint look much better dressed than that.

Hard to tell, eh?
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Old 01-04-14, 09:04 AM
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There are several seat post clamps with eyelets for racks on them. Problem Solvers, Salsa and Sunlite make various versions.

Tubus makes quick release clamp adapters for bikes without dropout eyelets.

OMM also uses a quick release bracket system as standard for their racks and have rail and band clamps systems for seat stay attachment.

Or a trip to the hardware store and use your imagination!
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Simplest: it's Buy the rack at Point of Sale with the Bike, and the Dealer will help with the rack installation.
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Originally Posted by tusker View Post
J.C. Koto thanks.I tried to search online but there are very few if any details.But Ive just found this picture from Taiwan?....of The anyroad 1 ,and there seems to be some modification done near the seat stay.Does it mean its a simple job to do it and will it take just about any rack or?...
That setup puts the load weight very far to the rear. Not good for handling.
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The Revolt def has proper rack mounts,and the disc caliper mounts to the chainstay so you'd have a better choice of racks. If adding a rack is a deal breaker,I would choose that model.

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There are several seat post clamps with eyelets for racks on them. Problem Solvers, Salsa and Sunlite make various versions.
Take a good look at the above pics;the Anyroad has an integrated seatpost clamp. None of those rack clamps would work.
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a rack where there is an option of a single centre stay will definitely work

this is how i have added racks to many bikes
the main disadvantage of this setup is that it can interfere with brake cable routing
but with disks it will not be an issue
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Thanks guys for all your contributions to this thread.Sorry I was away.I talked to a giant rep and wonder of wonders he said he had no idea!Coz its a new bike he didnt know.Well,the lack of a rack mount then is definately the deal breaker.This bike was within my budget range,and I may have to hold on a bit longer till i can come up with enuff for the other bike or get the Defy 3.
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That's too bad the rep didn't know. I guess some things are fated to forever remain a mystery..
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Lol.Nice 1 Koto.I live and work in South Japan.I own a Trek and just when I was about to buy the CrossRip,the local Trek Shop closed down.Now I cant find the bike and thought Ill do with Giant coz they have a shop in my city.So its a choice of shelling out US 1500 for the Revolt of 1000 for the Defy 3.
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Hey tusker, I found something about the Anyroad bikes from a while back that might not have popped up on google.jp (assuming that's what ya'll use in Japan) and one of the complaints is that it lacks rack mount eyelets on the seatstays, so it looks like Murray Missile was right in post #9 that it's just a weld I circled in post #8 . Kind of an old article but it's probably still relevant.

Here's an inline attached picture that's a little better and you can clearly see it's a weld, and clearly see there's no proper rack mounts:


Too bad it lacks the proper rack mounts for utilitarian purposes, eh, but still looks like a fun ride.
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Thx for the link.Guess Ill just have to look for something better.Koto I see you got a Surly.Nice.Im looking for a light tourer.Might just go with the Defy.Need to research if I can have 700x32 on it.
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