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Old 04-08-15, 08:13 AM
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Minoura mt-4000 sf front rack

Hi all, I'm new here and planning on getting a front rack for my cross check. I was wondering if anyone has mounted the Minoura mt 4000 sf front rack on any kind of road bike. It's marketed as a mtn bike rack but it seems to fit my needs perfectly. Just trying to figure out if it will work on my cross check
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I would suspect so. especially if you have cantilever bosses. MT-4000SF | MINOURA JAPAN
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FROM THEIR MANUAL:

This product is a front luggage rack for bicycle with suspension fork. Not for use with a rigid fork.
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Originally Posted by BigAura
i'd bet the sales folks just forgot to update the manual.
the mounting page-let on the website says you can use
v-brake mounts. the manual shows only fork leg brackets
for fat suspension forks. seems they're designed to
approximate the brake mount.
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Thanx for the input folks. I've done loads of Internet research and looked at the manual. I don't have mid fork braze ons but there are gagets for over coming that obstacle. Has anyone used the minoura front rack? It seems in my limited knowledge that the mounting brackets for mounting on a suspension fork could be used on my rigid crosscheck fork but I wonder if the diameter difference will be a problem. Any thoughts.
I know the surly front rack would be ideal but trying to save a couple bucks.
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check the comments section on the amazon listing
https://www.amazon.com/Minoura-MT-400.../dp/B00FHV0Q92

I have recently acquired this rack as a gift, the instruction manual that came with the rack was all in Japanese. However, the PDF manual in english can be acquired at the link I am providing. MOST IMPORTANT TO NOTE the PDF manual states that this rack is intended for suspension forks only, not to installed on rigid forks or to brake bosses, as is inaccurately stated in this amazon listing.
That having been said, the link provided shows how to install to a rigid fork using the supplied "L" shape brackets from Minoura and using a couple extra washers for fit.
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I have had this rack for eighteen months, installed on kona p2 26" rigid fork, the brackets are very adjustable and can fit 700c, 29er. I got this rack due to its' disc brake compatibility. It's a bit heavy but I really like the way it handles as it is a low rider style carrier and the top plate I use for strapping my tent to. Best front rack I have used on a mountain bike for touring and I had an Old Man Mountain front rack that wasn't a low rider carrier. Excellent rack. I did a review on it here.
Minoura MT 4000-SF front Pannier Rack for Mountain Bike Touring, by Rideon - Bike Tourings
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I am using it. I am disc only just used some shim material from u lock kits and worked fine. If you have V brake or canti bosses, it will mount right up. Ill post a pic a little later. Great rack, BTW.

If you want lower weight, I got this rack for my kids Cannondale silk tour and it mounts without mid fork braze ons as well. https://www.ebay.com/itm/191437018179

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Old Man Mountain is another QR skewer supported front rack, more may use that , than the one you spotted..

loading mass to a sprung wheel does not help the suspension function.
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he was talking about to a rigid fork. The Minoura is labeled as a "mountain front rack" and many have used it for a rigid fork with good results. Myself included.
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the traveler's bike I just put together, had an OMM and a rigid fork.
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Originally Posted by biketourings
Nice setup.
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My fork hs no boss works fin
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