Rawland Cycles Racks in Stock Now Jan 20, 2017

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Everyone’s always looking for good, solid, randonneur and porteur racks. Especially in all-black. Rawland Cycles just stocked their shelves with their new racks, reasonably priced for $70 and $80. Head over to Rawland to see more.

  • Barry Tantlinger

    Finally!

    I’ve been waiting for these for months. Finding a front rack that mounts mid-fork bosses that doesn’t cost a fortune has been a challenge.

    • Yeah, I’ve been trying to track down one of those lawsuit Salsa Minimalist racks, to no avail. this fits the bill!

    • Sublime by Default

      See above re: mid fork mounting.

  • Harry

    Is there a way to mount a rack to a 29er rigid carbon fork with no central drilling in the crown?

    • Sublime by Default

      I’m not sure you’d want to. Maybe something bar-mounted, or a decaleur-type set-up. I’ve seen some that come attached to a stem faceplate or a spacer.

  • recurrecur

    Are these aluminum?

    • Robert

      yes, according to the specs

    • rocketman

      aluminum? deal killer.
      Also the struts seem too short for many bikes if you want to use low rider mount

      • mrbiggs

        Why a deal-killer? If it’s designed to last, which I presume it is, why not?

        • rocketman

          aluminum racks have a shorter lifespan than steel racks. Cheaper to make, but will not last as long, especially under rugged conditions like off-road with moderate loads.

          • mrbiggs

            Probably an issue if I was doing six months in the Andes. But I bet for my occasional camping weekend and maybe some brevets, I might take a chance. Thanks for the reply.

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  • mrbiggs

    How far down on the fork would be a “mid-fork mount?” The VO racks expect it to be 3.75″ below the crown, but it seems forks like the Rodeo Spork have them about three inches below that. Where do these struts meet the fork? Any idea?

    • Sublime by Default

      I picked up the demiporteur. The included struts will not reach a standard mid-fork eyelet as for a lowrider, only those that sit on front of fork for this type of rack, as far as I can tell. I bought longer struts that Salsa puts out (same 8mm diameter) and cut to size. $10 from a well-known online source, and the plastic end covers (included with rack) hide the cut. (Rawland should consider offering various strut lengths as an option.) Anyway, I’m very pleased with the result, rock-solid and very useful size. Much demand for this kind of rack; good for Rawland for offering them separately.

      • mrbiggs

        I heard from Sean at Rawland. They’ve got newer longer struts coming as an option in a month for their racks to fit lowrider mounts. He says they’ve received a LOT of requests for this.

        • Sublime by Default

          The straight struts that come with it just needed to be about 4 cm longer, so easy enough to incorporate. You gotta love their responsiveness! That’s how it’s done. Much success to them.

        • Barry Tantlinger

          Good! I’ve also resorted to buying Salsa struts, but I hated the added expense.