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Old 02-11-09, 07:16 AM
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Jandd front rack

I am considering a Jandd expedition front rack. I want a platform and a low pannier attachment and it has both. It also will attach well on the fork eyelet which is on the back/bottom of the fork.

My question to anyone having this rack. Is it a real pain to get the front wheel in and out of rack? I've got QR and change tires for conditions regularly.

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Old 02-11-09, 09:05 AM
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i used one on a trek 520, I never had to remove the rack to get the wheel off. It was simply not an issue. I had a lot of flats on one tour, on front and back (glass, goats head thorns) and didn't remove the rack once. Getting it off and on is really easy too, if you like to run without a front rack. Its a real nice rack too.
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Old 02-11-09, 09:15 AM
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I used one on a long tour and had no problems with removing the wheel or otherwise. In fact I got it used from a friend and have since past it on to another and it's gotten a lot of use and is going strong. It's about the least expensive option for that type of rack that I know of, but is pretty dang heavy.
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Old 02-11-09, 10:42 AM
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you need to fully remove the quick release skewer but other than that it's not a problem!
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Old 02-11-09, 11:03 AM
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I have the Jannd Extreme front rack and it got bent on the first tour I took it on. The top shelf, when the wheel was turned all the way to one side with the kick stand down, would come into contact with my down tube on the bike. It would usually just rest there and be fine but one day the bike fell over and the top shelf of the rack got bent in a bit. At least it didnt bend the down tube on the bike right? Functionally the rack still works but I wish, for the money, that I had bought a surly Nice rack because it is steel and I would probably be able to bend it back without much of an issue. Since the Jannd is aluminum I would not try to bend it back as this might cause it to snap or become brittle. I do not agree with the other poster who said it was heavy. It may weigh more than a regular lowerider rack but its one of the lightest top shelf racks out there. Also, the black matte coating on the outside of the rack chips of like crazy and looks bad now because of it... I would look at old man mountain racks or surly nice racks....
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Old 02-11-09, 12:18 PM
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Here are some pics of the rack after my PCH tour. As you can see the top portion of the rack got bent in a bit. I does not seem as though it has hurt the racks stability but I am not sure. You can also see, though I did not take an up close pic of it, all the many many spots that the metal hooks of my panniers removed the black matte powder coat which is really brittle.

I do not mean to hijack this thread by the way but does anyone else think that I should not use this rack anymore? The bend happened about halfway through the tour and it help up just fine for the remainder....

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I do not mean to hijack this thread by the way but does anyone else think that I should not use this rack anymore? The bend happened about halfway through the tour and it help up just fine for the remainder....
Powder coat on an aluminum rack is cosmetic. I doubt that the minor bend compromises the rack at all. I'd still use it (if it was my rack).

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Old 02-11-09, 04:50 PM
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Thank you for all the input. I found the rack on sale. Will probably go for it!
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I had one on my bike. And it was a bear trying to finagle the skewers around the bottom rails. I never thought of removing the skewers. Since, I've gone to a DIY Porteur rack that I'm still modifying to fit my panniers underneath. I like the larger area of the Porteur rack.
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I've never had any problems getting the front wheel off. I like the Jannd rack, though I sometimes wish the lower rails were a bit lower...
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I bought one when Jandd had a sale last spring. I previously had a Tubus on my LHT. The Jandd didn't fit the forks, but the spacers that came with the Tubus made it fit perfectly. I like having the platform on the front. I like to load up my front wheel as much as possible. I figure no matter how much stuff I put there, it won't come close to weighing as much as my bulky body, so I'm lessening the chances of breaking spokes in the rear without too much risk of breaking them in the front.

I didn't notice any problem with the rails being too high.
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My Jandd did not fit my fork either. I could have bent the rack frame, or the mounting points, but I chose to jurry rig some spacers with plastic bits & washers. I'd figure I have near on a cm worth of spacer on each side.

My front Jandd rack setup is fine, no problems, including on my year tour.

This spacer setup seems to make it easier for wheel changes. I don't use quick releases though. I use bolt on skewers (they use an allen head wrench). My bolt on skewers are a little bit lower profile than QR skewers.


--I did have a rear Jandd rack fail on my year tour. It was there older style and WAY OVERLOADED. It was my fault, and Jandd has modified there rear rack on new models. I wouldn't hesitate to use nor continue to buy there gear.
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I wouldn't hesitate to use nor continue to buy their gear.
Spoken like a true gentlemen.
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