Author Topic: rear racks  (Read 5357 times)

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Offline nc_scott_s

rear racks
« on: January 05, 2005, 12:55:42 pm »
hey Y'all,
I'm looking for sturdy, but inexpensive racks to replace my trek rack for off raod touring.  I lust for the OMM red rocks but am turned off by the cost.  The Jandd racks appear to fit the bill (although real heavy).  Will the standard model be able to survive a long off road tour?  Or would spending a few extra dollars on the expedition be more practical?  Any other brands of strong, inexpensive and prefereably light weight racks out there?

Offline DaveB

rear racks
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2005, 03:47:41 pm »
....strong, inexpensive and preferably light weight racks...

There is a saying in the engineering field; "Fast, good, cheap.  Pick any two."

"Strong, inexpensive and light" falls in the same category.  If I were going on an off-road expedition where a broke rack would be a major hassle and possibly a danger, I'd pay what ever it took to get strong first and light second.