Author Topic: new Blackburn Outpost Front World Touring Rack  (Read 6327 times)

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Offline bgoodman

new Blackburn Outpost Front World Touring Rack
« on: December 03, 2014, 05:20:49 pm »
Has anyone seen...tried or taken a picture of this rack on their touring bike?  I have been using a combination Blackburn F1 frontrack with lowriders for 30 years.  I like the upper platform for a spare tire and multiple rack mount positions should the rack fail.  Broke the low rider in Utah and replaced it all with a Surly Nice Front rack.  The Surly would probably last another 30 years, but is twice the weight.  Any feedback about this new rack is appreciated. 

Offline jsieber

Re: new Blackburn Outpost Front World Touring Rack
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2014, 12:42:19 pm »
I don't have any personal experiences with the Outpost Front World Touring Rack, but I do have a Rear World Touring Rack. I purchased it late summer and used it for a week long self contained tour and for some commuting. Overall, I'm impressed with the rack.

I spent the extra money on this rack for the lighter weight. The installation was easy and the rack is sturdy and handled my Ortlieb panniers just fine. I like the multiple hanging options. I think you will be impressed with the build and quality of the Front World Touring Rack based on my experience with the rear version.

indyfabz

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Re: new Blackburn Outpost Front World Touring Rack
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 09:34:24 am »
In between the Surly, which does weigh a ton, and this is the Nitto Big front rack. Super-strong with a large platform. However, it's twice the price of the Outpost.

Offline bikemig

Re: new Blackburn Outpost Front World Touring Rack
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2014, 09:33:34 am »
There is no info on the website regarding the rack's weight. 

Offline staehpj1

Re: new Blackburn Outpost Front World Touring Rack
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2014, 11:48:11 am »
Jenson has it for $99.99 and lists the weight as 1lb 14oz (with all mounting hardware).

http://www.jensonusa.com/Blackburn-Outpost-Front-Rack

Offline BrianW

Re: new Blackburn Outpost Front World Touring Rack
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 08:22:20 am »
Interesting that the top platform is removable.