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Old 04-03-09, 09:03 PM
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Nitto Campee Racks on a Crosscheck

Courtesy of Lamplight.....these racks are functional works of art.....so versatile





with lowrider attachments on






with lowrider attachment off





Tailight set-up




Bike with racks on



No heel strike even with my Ortliebs on...and they are rock solid...Thanks, LampLight

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Very cool! Makes me second think my choice in Tubus. Love that ability to "shrink" the racks.
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Originally Posted by twodeadpoets
Very cool! Makes me second think my choice in Tubus. Love that ability to "shrink" the racks.
Yeah, you can attach panniers at the top or bottom (for stability) or just use the front lowrider with a drypack or trunk in the rear...or put all panniers low or high. I thought about Tubus until LampLight came along with these. I don't regret my choice at all.
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Do you have a link to the model you show?

Opps, got it: Nitto Campee Racks
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I am envious. I ordered mine like 10 days ago and am still waiting . I live about 25kms from the factory! Guess I need to switch LBS.
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Very interesting.... How large of a pannier can you use with the lowrider option?

And have you compared the ride feel with the bags on the lowrider setup, vs the platform part - especially on the rear rack?
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I've been interested in these racks of some time. Particularly like the front rack with top platform and low riders. There are other racks with both of these characteristics but they seem to be either very heavy and over designed (Surly Nice for instance which I own) or not as well designed as some other racks.

I'd love to see some photos with panniers attached to both racks if you have any?
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Originally Posted by porter
I've been interested in these racks of some time. Particularly like the front rack with top platform and low riders. There are other racks with both of these characteristics but they seem to be either very heavy and over designed (Surly Nice for instance which I own) or not as well designed as some other racks.

I'd love to see some photos with panniers attached to both racks if you have any?
To answer the both of you, No, I don't have pic's as on my first overnighter with them, my daughter had went to Dallas for a wedding and took it unbeknownst to me. However I have blue Bike Packers and Sport Packers and can tell you that they work great with the lowriders. No rubbing as the lowriders are angled outward and they are still a fair amount of distance off the ground. I can also tell you that for light overnighters the best setup would be front panniers with lowriders and a rear rack trunk without lowriders and no rear panniers. It balances outstandingly that way. With the front and rear lowriders and panniers, there is no "wagging" like you get if the load is high. And you have a ton of attachment points for bungees and straps. I was amazed by the quality of the welding. These things should last longer than me. And they are so versatile....I think you could use it kinda like a porter rack on the front . I would just have to take the Ortlieb HB bag off and replace it with something that would fit on it properly (Acorn). I will get some pictures of it loaded and post them soon as I am planning a 5 day tour from Weaver AL to Smyrna Ga on the Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail.....my second mini-tour...only 220 miles round trip but it should be fun
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H'm, good to know. I'm kind of torn between lowriders and a trailer. Going with the Nittos as replacement racks would cost about the same as a Burley Nomad....
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Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe
H'm, good to know. I'm kind of torn between lowriders and a trailer. Going with the Nittos as replacement racks would cost about the same as a Burley Nomad....
Honestly, with the CrossCheck, I think I should have gone with the trailer...just a little more convenient to hook one up and take off. But, I got the CrossCheck to help my mountainbiking endurance. Little did I know that that I would be bitten by the thought of touring on the Surly. A friend told me that once I started, it was an obsession. He has toured China, Nepal and Tibet and loves the fact that I am doing it.
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where did you pick them up at? everywhere I look, they seem to be out of stock...
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I have those as well,

I love them! pretty unique features, and very well made. I regularly use them with the front lowriders + 2 panniers, and a large carradice saddlebag. The rear lowriders can hold large panniers, including ortlieb and carradice superC.

I also have the tubus, which are lighter, but I like the versatility of the nitto. The nitto are much better looking too..

I bought mine at bens, but they seem to be out of stock now. the price sure has gone up since i got them... i paid ~130 each.
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Originally Posted by rotharpunc
where did you pick them up at? everywhere I look, they seem to be out of stock...
I got mine from a member here...Lamplight
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I too have the campees, front and rear and they are classically beautiful. I use them on my Surly LHT. Here's where I got mine. In a shop in Milwaukee called Ben's.
https://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...&cPath=146_240
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HRL, how do you like your Cross-Check? I got mine all assempled and dialed in yesterday,,very pleased with the handling. Better hands off riding than my LHT.
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HRL, how do you like your Cross-Check? I got mine all assempled and dialed in yesterday,,very pleased with the handling. Better hands off riding than my LHT.
I love mine. I hve set it up for me and my weight and it has performed great. I think it is a wonderful all around bike. Glad I got it. It is good and stable with the panniers down low. I have some toe overlap but not too bad
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How big is the platform?

Sorry to re-hash an old thread, but is there any chance you could tell me the rough size of the top platform on the rear rack?

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