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Old 12-08-15, 09:04 AM
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Looking for front rack low-rider WITH platform

Hi, I'm looking for a front rack with platform + low-rider. I only found two : Surly (Cargo | Parts and Accessories | Surly Bikes) and Nitto Campee , that seem to be out of order (Nitto Campee 34F Front Low Rider Rack - Ben's Cycle).

Do you know order brand ?!? It seem to be very rare !

The Surly seem OK but I would like to find something a bit more light.

Thanks,
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Old 12-08-15, 09:14 AM
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I have the Campee, only it's called the Nitto Big Rack and I bought it through Rivendell. It is available: http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/r5.htm Like it a lot, but note that the panniers sit a little higher than they would with low riders, which is actually nice for ground clearance. Jandd used to make something called the Extreme front rack. Perhaps they still due. It has a solid front platform. The Surly is overbuilt and weighs a ton.

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Old 12-08-15, 09:36 AM
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Blackburn makes the Outpost Front World Touring Rack: OUTPOST FRONT WORLD TOURING RACK

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there are these two:

http://www.amazon.com/Blackburn-7044.../dp/B00GCB4V10
Amazon.com : Minoura MT-4000SF Front Pannier Rack for Mountain Bikes : Bike Panniers And Rack Trunks : Sports & Outdoors

or you could have a set of lowriders plus this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016QRMW2Y

or this:

Bicycle Touring Front Rack Aluminum Tubing Front Bike Rack Black Fits 26" 700c | eBay
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I use a Jandd Extreme front rack. It is lighter than the Surly and has a solid top. My LBS has one in stock that he hasn't been able to sell. I can probably get it for under $40 if he still has it. Let me know if you're interested.
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I use a Tubus Ergo low rider and a Nashbar small platform rack that mounts on the cantilever brake mounts. But if you have a disc only fork that option may not work so well. In the photo that is an orange polartec vest I have strapped on the front platform.



The two rack option gives you a lot more choices, for one thing you can choose which low riders you like best.
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Old 12-08-15, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mantelclock View Post
I use a Jandd Extreme front rack. It is lighter than the Surly and has a solid top. My LBS has one in stock that he hasn't been able to sell. I can probably get it for under $40 if he still has it. Let me know if you're interested.
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I use the Jandd Extreme Front Rack on my Surly LHT 26in
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The Jandd extreme front rack, like all jandd products, is nicely made and very solid. The matching rear rack is longer than most other racks and very strong as well. I'm a big fan of Jandd products; not the flashiest but the stuff just works.
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Old 12-08-15, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by mantelclock View Post
I use a Jandd Extreme front rack. It is lighter than the Surly and has a solid top. My LBS has one in stock that he hasn't been able to sell. I can probably get it for under $40 if he still has it. Let me know if you're interested.
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I have one that I really like it. Heavy, but versatile. Paired it with a Tubus Loccus on the back.
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Old 12-08-15, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
I have one that I really like it. Heavy, but versatile. Paired it with a Tubus Loccus on the back.
I have a tubus on the rear as well. The Surly front rack weighs 1382g, versus the Jandd at 1054.5g. I prefer the jandd on account of the top.
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Oh wow, I didn't realize it wasn't that much heavier. Not that weight is a big concern on the bike. It's been useful in carrying home some very huge shopping trips when I lived car free (I'd go shopping with a running total of weights and start prioritizing when I hit 60 lbs with an absolute stopping no matter what I still needed when I hit 80). The bike (a drop bar converted vintage mtn bike) handled a bit squirrelly under the weight, but the rack was rock solid.
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I've been fine with a separate mini-rack + the Hooped lowrider... ..

Though the Old Blackburn MTN Front rack and the 2 parts of their original Lowrider racks can be combined

the strut coming down from the MTF can replace the Hoop on their Low Rider rack Kit.

(I expect there is a PRC copy made of them by now..)
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I like the idea to put un small rack over the low-rider. The Nashbar need to fixe on brake mount, that I don't have on my new Surly Disc truker frame. I continue to look for that kind of small front rack.

For low-rider, I will go with TUBU DUO. Someone has tried it on Disc Trucker ?
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I get Tour Bikes to box up left after people Finish transcontinental trips 4 of them had That combo LHTD & Duo Racks ..

You may be resourceful and are able to figure out how to make the Low cost Nashbar minirack work .

there are others Nitto Mark's Rack M1 - 20108 .. Nitto Mini-Front Rack 32F - 20020
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Originally Posted by francoisnewtown View Post
I like the idea to put un small rack over the low-rider. The Nashbar need to fixe on brake mount, that I don't have on my new Surly Disc truker frame. I continue to look for that kind of small front rack.

For low-rider, I will go with TUBU DUO. Someone has tried it on Disc Trucker ?
I have no idea if a Racktime Topit would worth with a low rider rack, the TopIt is a platform rack and it mounts on teh mid fork brazeons instead of the cantilever brake posts. Ask mdilthey what he thinks of that rack, he has posted photos of that rack with small panniers on front, but his panniers were up high, not low like a low rider.
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I wanted the Jandd Extreme, but given a short time frame, I picked up the Surly nice rack locally. It's definitely a bit heavier than the other options, but I'm happy with the purchase. It's super solid and has plenty of options for mounting, with a great huge platform up top.
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Originally Posted by Ludeykrus View Post
I wanted the Jandd Extreme, but given a short time frame, I picked up the Surly nice rack locally. It's definitely a bit heavier than the other options, but I'm happy with the purchase. It's super solid and has plenty of options for mounting, with a great huge platform up top.
You can weld-repair it in the field, too. I don't think I'd ever trust the blowtorch guy at an autobody shop to weld my steel frame back together, but I'd happily let them give my busted rack a shot!
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Originally Posted by francoisnewtown View Post
I like the idea to put un small rack over the low-rider. The Nashbar need to fixe on brake mount, that I don't have on my new Surly Disc truker frame. I continue to look for that kind of small front rack.

For low-rider, I will go with TUBU DUO. Someone has tried it on Disc Trucker ?
What size of wheels on your DLHT? If they're 26" you might consider just a front rack with a platform and panniers that can be adjusted for a far back position overlapping the forks a little. I find low riders and 26" wheels too low for resting near some curbs and the few inches higher position isn't as important as getting the bags in line with the fork. I found with my 26" LHT and an OMM Sherpa rack I've got a very solid and light rack able to carry much more than I ever want to ride with. The rack attaches at the drop out, mid fork and cantilever bosses. I have it set up to mount on fork eyelets instead of the quick release as intended. I believe it's meant for discs , not completely sure.
Low riders are wonderfully stable and having an easy on/off attachment seperate from what's on the rack is very convenient especially on the rear where top rack loads are significant.
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