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Old 12-25-18, 02:06 PM
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Topeak Bike Rack on Crosstrail

I'm looking at mounting one of the Topeak MTB and 700c Touring Racks on my Crosstrails Disc. Bike Racks here. Some of the racks have inward pointing mounts to provide extra clearance for disc brakes. However, my crosstrail has the brakes mounted between the chain and seat stay, forward of the lower mounting point for the rack. It looks like I could use the non-disc bra rack. Can anyone verify the non disc brake version of the rack can be used?

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Old 12-25-18, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Tanstaafl View Post
I'm looking at mounting one of the Topeak MTB and 700c Touring Racks on my Crosstrails Disc. Bike Racks here. Some of the racks have inward pointing mounts to provide extra clearance for disc brakes. However, my crosstrail has the brakes mounted between the chain and seat stay, forward of the lower mounting point for the rack. It looks like I could use the non-disc bra rack. Can anyone verify the non disc brake version of the rack can be used?

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Post 721 on page 25 shows a non disc rack being used on a Crosstrail with Disc. I won't confirm or deny if this works on yours. But if you look further on the Crosstrail section, you might find someone else with the Topeak you are looking at as well.

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Old 12-26-18, 09:05 AM
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This is a Bontrager rack but you can see it's pretty much impossible for the rack mount to interfere with the caliper, regardless of brand.

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Jeff, I have this exact setup on a Giant Roam. That is, rear brake caliper on the chain stay inside the rear triangle, just like what you have on your Crosstrail, and a standard Topeak Explorer rack (non-disc). It works perfectly.


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Everyone,

Sorry for taking so liong to get back to this thread, and thanks for the responses. I currently have the disc version of a bontrager rack on the bike. Looking at the rack, I can't see how a non-disk version will interfere, but the "devil is in the details". I wasn't sure if there were some little thing I was thinking of that could cause problems. I believe the rack I am looking at will fit just fine.

I'll post pics when I get the rack

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