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Offline Salsa fan

Salsa Vaya rack advice
« on: August 13, 2012, 06:44:58 pm »
I'm looking to add racks and panniers to my Salsa Vaya. I could go with the Salsa front and rear racks which are made for the bike. However, I am tempted to order Tubus racks based on their reputation and increased load capacity. Most of my expected touring will be 1-2 week stuff. Nothing in outer Mongolia. Thanks.

Offline JayH

Re: Salsa Vaya rack advice
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 10:08:06 pm »
The straight blade fork in the front may affect a regular rack so the Salsa one will obviously avoid the problem with the front.

For the rear, I use an Old Man Mountain Red Rocks rack because I took it off my old commuter/touring MTB. It's not the lightest of the bunch but is build super well and is a solid rack. 

Jay

Offline MDGColorado

Re: Salsa Vaya rack advice
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 08:13:17 pm »
I imagine you got your racks by now, but you'll probably need the Salsa front racks to fit with the disc brakes. Me and 2 of my buddies have them on Fargo and Vaya and they're really nice.

Mark

Offline JayH

Re: Salsa Vaya rack advice
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 12:36:09 pm »
Yes, I bought the front rack from Salsa and use it on my Vaya, I find it works nicely with the fork (it better!) and with my set of Carradice panniers...  I have gone on a few short tours with it.

Jay