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Offline golferdevo3

Why is it so difficult to find front racks?
« on: November 17, 2011, 04:51:53 pm »
Does anyone have any helpful info on where to get relatively cheap front racks to hold panniers?  It seems like all I can ever find is a rear rack :(

Offline staehpj1

Re: Why is it so difficult to find front racks?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 05:56:37 pm »
Where are you looking?  Just about anywhere that sells panniers has them.  Bike Nashbar, Performance Bike, and REI come to mind.  Then there are the specialty touring stores like www.thetouringstore.com

Offline pptouring

Re: Why is it so difficult to find front racks?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 09:05:02 pm »
Define cheap.  ;)

Here is a great site with front racks.

http://www.ortliebusa.com

and here is a great front rack

http://www.ortliebusa.com/CartGenie/prod-73.htm

Offline John Nelson

Re: Why is it so difficult to find front racks?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 09:57:14 pm »
Here's a link to a site that reviews 24 front racks, starting as low as $19. It's 3 years old, but I'd guess most of these are still on the market.

http://bicycleluggageracks.com/

The page for rear racks is very mildly NSFW. The front rack page is completely safe.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Why is it so difficult to find front racks?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 10:32:01 pm »

Offline bktourer1

Re: Why is it so difficult to find front racks?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 08:22:45 am »
Check out the Jandd site.

Offline golferdevo3

Re: Why is it so difficult to find front racks?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2011, 08:25:25 am »
Thanks!  I would love to buy from Adventure...but not exactly cheap and I'm not exactly rich!  I'm doing this trip to raise money for a non-profit and I don't have the funds to get the nicest stuff out there unfortunately