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Old 06-22-13, 03:05 AM
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Looking for a New Rear Rack

So, I had a Tubus Logo (not evo) that I liked well enough. Then I was hit by a car and that rack was ruined in the accident. Now I need a new rack. I'm looking at replacing with the newer Logo Evo, but only because I haven't seen anything that I think might be better. I liked the logo for: the narrower top shelf to keep the overall rack package narrower, the second lower rail so that I can have things on the top rack without interfering with placement/removal of panniers, rock solid feel so that the rack doesn't sway when I'm pumping it, and heel clearance ( I have size 13 feet).

When I first bought the Tubus Logo a couple years ago I did a lot of research on racks. But aside from Tubus, Old Man Mountain, and Surly, I don't know if there are any other more "premium" rack manufacturers that I should be considering that I'm not already aware of. I'd like to hear if any of you have a rack other than these that your are happy with and why. Thanks
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You have got the 3 big brands, Salsa also make racks now, but the are a sister company to Surly.

Have been using different models of Tubus racks for several years now, and haven't had any issues with them, if the old one did what you asked of it, would just replace with a new one of the same.
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urbanescapee, Bruce Gordon https://www.bgcycles.com/ makes an excellent rack and you may want to contact Arvon Bicycles https://www.ravingbikefiend.com/?page_id=10 . It would be less expensive to use another Tubus, but there maybe something you would like to improve upon.

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I switched from the Surly to the Tubus Logo EVO for touring. Feels slightly stiffer but they are both stiff. The Logo EVO is half the weight.

For around town use when not touring, the Logo EVO gets put in storage because of the narrow platform, but you already know how narrow the platform is. For around town use, I often use a rack top bag and want a wider platform. The Surly rack is quite wide, works well with a rack top bag.

But for touring I use a small to medium duffel that sits on top the panniers, narrow platform is not a disadvantage for me then and I like the way the Logo EVO mounts the panniers a bit lower. Logo EVO in photo, the panniers and the duffel on top are more compact with a slightly lower center of gravity with this rack.

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