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Old 01-20-20, 09:19 AM
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Show me your cargo rack

anyone want to share what bike cargo rack they are using on their 29er style MTB?

what do you like about it? what don't you like? what's on your wish list if you replace it & why?

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I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/Axiom-Streaml...dp/B004094HY2/

I likethe way it gets around the disc brakes better than the way most others do it by sticking out. That requires an extra long screw that ends up putting a lot more force on it because the force is so far out on the screw. I had one and the screw broke, probably because of that. This one hasn't had that issue, although one joint of the rack itself broke, but I was able to reinforce it with a piece of an old rack.

I've also had this one - https://www.amazon.com/West-Biking-U...dp/B074Z8PVNV/ which it's also good, although because it attaches to the seat post, which is round, it can have issues with swaying under heavy loads, even with all the supports. Which is why I gave the first one a try, and I've been happier with it.
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I'm using a frame bag.

My bike has special drop-outs and Salsa sells a rack to go with them, but I haven't bought it. I tried a standard rack on it, and it sat VERY high
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What does this have to do with mountain biking?
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Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
What does this have to do with mountain biking?
The vast majority of mountain bikes ever made have rear rack mounts, and bikepacking tail bags were invented specifically to carry cargo over rear suspension. Are you the Pope of mountain bikes who gets to call this heresy?
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
The vast majority of mountain bikes ever made have rear rack mounts, and bikepacking tail bags were invented specifically to carry cargo over rear suspension. ?

Ummmmm...No.

The intended use of a full suspension bikes does not really overlap with carrying stuff around on a rear mounted rack.

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Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
What does this have to do with mountain biking?
I was curious if anyone else, with a MTB, uses a cargo rack & if so, which one

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Old 01-23-20, 02:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
The vast majority of mountain bikes ever made have rear rack mounts, and bikepacking tail bags were invented specifically to carry cargo over rear suspension. Are you the Pope of mountain bikes who gets to call this heresy?
Nothing wrong with bikepacking or cargo biking, but it has naught to do with mountain biking.
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Old 01-23-20, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
I was curious if anyone else, with a MTB, uses a cargo rack & if so, which one
Probably get better answers in Commuting, or Utility Cycling.
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Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
Probably get better answers in Commuting, or Utility Cycling.
thanks yeah I've seen a lot of those threads so was just poking around, doing a deeper dive here
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
thanks yeah I've seen a lot of those threads so was just poking around, doing a deeper dive here
The Axiom rack is good for the price.
what are you looking for it to carry? I have Old Man Mountain racks, well made but accessories are on the expensive side.
https://www.oldmanmountain.com.es/english/
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Originally Posted by qclabrat View Post
The Axiom rack is good for the price.
what are you looking for it to carry? I have Old Man Mountain racks, well made but accessories are on the expensive side.
https://www.oldmanmountain.com.es/english/
thanks, that Old Man Mountain "Sherpa Disk Rear" is sweet! (looks wide) what I carry is a big ol' rear trunk. it doesn't weight that much but by bike standards, would be considered heavy. it has 2 velcro straps that lash under the rack. I add a cpl bungees for safety. I'm torturing an old rack that I'd like to replace. I use the same bag on multiple bikes, but on my MTB it gets rougher treatment & the old rack is showing it's age & limitations. I don't have the real life dimensions of my trunk handy, but when it's loaded, it tends to exceed the OEM specs for the Timbuk2 Hunchback (original model no longer available) 13" x 6.5" x 7.1" after all these years mine bulges a bit so a wider platform would be good

this is the bag, it's expandable, meaning it can open up & you can stuff more stuff in making it higher


I try to keep it to a minimum but often winds up looking like this



the average rack is not long (or wide) enough & I made a wire extension for my road bike



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Old 01-27-20, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
Ummmmm...No.

The intended use of a full suspension bikes does not really overlap with carrying stuff around on a rear mounted rack.
J
ust tell him to spend the most money on a rack. That's what you tell everyone to do..... Every-one.
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Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
Nothing wrong with bikepacking or cargo biking, but it has naught to do with mountain biking.
"has nothing to do with MTB.?? It does now. And in my case, it's been happening for a long while. Have you ever packed a sandwich and head for the woods.?? For the entire day.?? Oh sweet solitude. Give it try.
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If you need a wider base, you can use wire to attach a wider base to whatever narrower one you end up with. For example, I have a milk crate mounted to my rack. The rack is much narrower and the base of a milk crate isn't very sturdy, so I took a piece of wood and attached it to the rack, then attached the milk crate to both. A plastic cutting board from a dollar store would work too, if the ones near you have one that's a good size and decently thick but not too thick. Mine did, but the wood was free, so I went with that.

Then you can use a rack of any width and focus on the quality of it.
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Didn't think you could see it well in this pic, but I looked and you kinda can, so here it is.
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Originally Posted by BirdsBikeBinocs View Post
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ust tell him to spend the most money on a rack. That's what you tell everyone to do..... Every-one.
I do?

Please point out to the class where I've told anyone to spend the most money on a bike rack.

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Old 01-27-20, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BirdsBikeBinocs View Post
Have you ever packed a sandwich and head for the woods.??
Why Yes. Yes I have. And it doesn't require a cargo rack. Fits right in the pocket of my camelbak.

Cargo rack to carry a sandwich?
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It's an Filzer PR-4 Very wide platform: https://www.filzer.com/products/pr-4...-rack/#details





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Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
Nothing wrong with bikepacking or cargo biking, but it has naught to do with mountain biking.
Uhhhm, so much overlap between stuff. I do all my bikepacking on mt bikes, some rigid, some front sus, and plenty do it with full sus. Nothing to add? Scroll on by. I use a blackburn on both my Karate Monkey and Krampus.
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Salsa mukluk with optional rack from salsa
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