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awer1 12-04-08 08:14 AM

front rack trek 520

apologies for asking a question that is probably answered somewhere on the forum but i have searched and it's a bit of a mine field. i have a trek 520 2007 and am slowly upgrading it and i want to get a front rack for it. im looking for something mid range.

so if anyone can recommend something suitable i'd be very grateful.

this is one that i have in mind...



valygrl 12-04-08 09:19 AM

The one you link to calls itself a mountain rack, make sure it works with a 700c wheel before purchasing, it might be too short to clear the wheel.

I've used 2 of the other 3 racks at the bottom of that page - the Blackburn CL1 Custom Lowrider and the Tubus Tara, on a 520. Either of them are fine. The Tubus is one of those never-buy-another-one-again products - good design & construction quality, totally solid. I liked the blackburn for how light and simple it is, but it wore out after about 7000 miles - a metal part on the back of my pannier wore a groove in it.

I've seen people with the FL1 too, it is kind of the standard rack - not sexy but does the job. Same material as the CL1.

If you are looking for a rack with a platform, the choices are limited, try searching for Nitto and Old Man Mountain.


Hofweber 12-04-08 03:49 PM

DukeArcher 12-04-08 04:27 PM

Yeah, the Jandd front rack is awesome:

cabana 4 life 12-05-08 12:11 PM

there are two here. the racks are really nice

tim24k 12-05-08 09:16 PM

I run a Tubus Tara on my Trek 520. And I would buy it again!:love:


BobC57 12-05-08 09:22 PM

Originally Posted by hofweber (Post 7964900)


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