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Old 03-17-08, 06:49 PM
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Lowrider rear pannier rack?

I'm looking for a lowrider rear pannier rack in the USA, to go on a Surly LHT. I'm dissapointed because the pickings are slim. The Tubus Logo seems to be the ONLY choice. It's a fine rack, but at a high price.

Other options may be:

1. Axiom Tracker lx
https://www.axiomgear.com/product/rac...uct.php?id=151
No dealers in the USA have this. And Axiom (in Canada) has not been helpful in finding one for me.

2. Topeak Super Tourist DX
https://www.topeak.com/products/Racks
This new product is only being imported (by Todson at https://www.todson.com/) in the disc brake model, which they say can be used without disc brakes. I'm not too hip on having that 'L' bracket on the bottom, but maybe it would be okay, or maybe it could be cut off, I don't know. Opinions?

3. Madison Summit
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=22653
I might be forced to order from the UK. I can't find any specifications on this rack, or find the manufacturers website. I'd like to know its dimensions, and what alloy is used. It is available in stainless steel, at a price that matches the Tubus Logo.

I'm about at my wit's end. The argument about the in-field repairabilty of steel might be valid. However my racks have never broken so I'm not a believer, yet.

Gad! I hate to think that the Tubus Logo is my ONLY choice at this time.

Thanks for your help.
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I was was wondering if were possible to weld a bar below the deck as a cross bar thereby giving the pannier another bar to hook onto while lowering it.
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Most UK retailers will deliver to the US tax free and shipping is reasonable...
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I wonder how heavy the Madison Summit Rack is. It holds 30kg which is 10kg less than the Logo but then I think the Summit is closer to what the Tubus Locc is and I can't tell how much the Locc carries or weighs.

EDIT: I just check and the Summit appears to be out of stock. When I added it to my cart it also quoted it as being £37.97 (approx $76 USD) the rack incl shipping. That might not be such a bad price if it were in stock.

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Originally Posted by nisqualee
I'm looking for a lowrider rear pannier rack in the USA, to go on a Surly LHT. I'm dissapointed because the pickings are slim. The Tubus Logo seems to be the ONLY choice. It's a fine rack, but at a high price.

Other options may be:

1. Axiom Tracker lx
https://www.axiomgear.com/product/rac...uct.php?id=151
No dealers in the USA have this. And Axiom (in Canada) has not been helpful in finding one for me.

2. Topeak Super Tourist DX
https://www.topeak.com/products/Racks
This new product is only being imported (by Todson at https://www.todson.com/) in the disc brake model, which they say can be used without disc brakes. I'm not too hip on having that 'L' bracket on the bottom, but maybe it would be okay, or maybe it could be cut off, I don't know. Opinions?

3. Madison Summit
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=22653
I might be forced to order from the UK. I can't find any specifications on this rack, or find the manufacturers website. I'd like to know its dimensions, and what alloy is used. It is available in stainless steel, at a price that matches the Tubus Logo.

I'm about at my wit's end. The argument about the in-field repairabilty of steel might be valid. However my racks have never broken so I'm not a believer, yet.

Gad! I hate to think that the Tubus Logo is my ONLY choice at this time.

Thanks for your help.
You can always bolt a Blackburn lowrider to an existing rack. Japanese tourists often use lowrider racks front and rear but I doubt that their rack will be any cheaper than the Tubus and I don't know where to find them.
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Here is a picture of what you are looking for but it may not be available soon if ever.

https://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2007...e-revived.html

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Nitto Campee made for front and rear, available from Ben's cycle. They are wonderfully utilitarian and beautifully made... perfect for road touring. Pricey
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