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Old Man Mountain Launches the Divide, a Bike Rack for Any Bike

The latest from Old Man Mountain is the Divide rack, which is designed to fit on just about any bike in your quiver. It comes in standard, fat bike, and a made in the USA model. The Divide attaches to QR, thru-axle, or eyelets, on the front or rear of any bike. Check out this video for the gist and see more at Old Man Mountain!

Specs:
-The Divide fits up to 3 inch tires, with room for fenders.
-Front or rear mountable.
-Made from 6061 aluminum the racks are lightweight, stiff, and strong.
-The main rack frame is made of 1/2″ (13 mm) diameter tubing for durability, and the pannier rails are 3/8″ (10 mm) diameter to fit all panniers.
-The low pannier rail makes it a breeze to load and unload panniers with gear lashed to the deck.
-The deck measures 3.9″ x 10.5″ (100 mm x 266 mm)
-The deck includes slots for easily lashing gear in place and holes for mounting a light.
-The dropouts are height adjustable to keep the weight loaded low on the bike and fit a wide range of tire sizes.
-The Divide come standard, eyelet mount ready with optional fit kits available for thru axle or QR mounting.
-The Divide has a load capacity of 55lbs when eyelet mounted. For more adventurous endeavors we offer thru axle or -QR Fit Kits, that mount the rack to the axle and increase the load capacity to a whopping 70lbs!
-Powder coated a sleek and refined shade of black
-Stainless Steel mounting hardware
-Lifetime warranty!

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Made in the 1Up USA

Our friends at 1Up sent over this short video showcasing their in-house production facilities. 1Up makes the best tray racks on the market, without a doubt and they are made right in Dickeyville, WI! Check out our reviews of 1Up products in our Related archives below…

Jack the Bike Rack is Coming!

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Jack the Bike Rack is Coming!

Bikepacking bags are great and all but nothing beats a rigid support system when it comes to traveling, touring, and camping by bike. The problem is, not all road or gravel bikes have rack support bosses on their carbon forks. Jack the Bike Rack clamps to your bars and can be fitted to just about any bike without any frame or fork modification. This project is launching on Kickstarter soon but you can check it out in detail at Jack the Bike Rack where you can sign up for the Kickstarter campaign notification…

Tumbleweed’s Popular Racks Are Back for Pre-Order!

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Tumbleweed’s Popular Racks Are Back for Pre-Order!

Tumbleweed Bicycle Co has made a name for itself thanks to its super durable, no-nonsense touring apparati. From a Rohloff touring frame to their Prospector bars and their unobtanium T-Rack and Mini Pannier Racks, they have you covered for back country trips both short and long. By popular demand, their racks are back available for presale, so head on over to their webshop to poke around and find one that fits your fancy…

If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, poke around some of our Archives listed in the Related section below.

You Can Now Pre-Order the Tumbleweed T-Rack and Mini Pannier Rack

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You Can Now Pre-Order the Tumbleweed T-Rack and Mini Pannier Rack

Mini Pannier rack ($140 rear) and T-Rack ($130 front)

Tumbleweed Bikes’ rack designs have been in high demand since their inception. The T-Rack is a lightweight saddlebag or handlebar bag support, complete with cargo cage attachments on the support legs while the Mini Pannier Rack is inspired by a traditional rear rack but designed to take lightweight and compact panniers. Tumbleweed cannot keep both of these racks in stock, so they’ve opened a pre-order to help ensure everyone can get one this round.

This pre-order will hopefully ship in late March-early April. Head to Tumbleweed to pre-order now.

1-Up USA Announces the Cargo Add-On

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1-Up USA Announces the Cargo Add-On

Firewood, a grill, your muddy riding bag, or other misc gear can all catch a ride on the new Cargo Add-On from 1-Up USA. Thanks to the 1-Up rack’s unique design, multiple racks can be added on to either a double or single rack.

The Cargo Add-On easily mounts to Quik Rack, Heavy Duty, and Super Duty models (not compatible with Equip-D)

-Fastens to existing rack or Add-On with two security bolts
-Quick and easy install or removal
-Pitched upward at a 15 degree angle to increase ground clearance
-All aluminum construction
-All parts are anodized, except for the powder-coat finish of the tray (color is hammered steel)
-All weight ratings are assumed evenly distributed
-Rated to carry 125 lb when installed on single bike rack
-Rated to carry 100 lb when installed on two bike rack setup
-Rated to carry 75 lb when installed on three bike rack setup
-Interior dimension of basket: 35”L x 13 ½”W x 3 ¾”H
-Cargo Add-On weight 18 lb
-Shipping weight 22 lb
-Cargo Add-On to protrude beyond bike rack in vertical position

The Cargo Add-On is now available from 1-Up USA for $229 for Silver or $259 for black.

Pelago’s New Aluminum Commuter Racks

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Pelago’s New Aluminum Commuter Racks

Pelago, the makers of our beloved Rasket, just announced new commuter racks in various rail widths. Available in both black and a chrome finish (pictured), the new aluminum racks have adjustable mounts to fit bikes with wheels from 26″ up to 29″, as well as low-rider pannier mounts. The max load is 10kg for all three sizes, so they’re perfect for a pizza, case of beverages, or even a Wald Basket.

Specs:
L M S
Length 310 mm 290 mm 270 mm
Width 320 mm 220 mm 150 mm
Height 75 mm 75 mm 75 mm
Weight 820 g 720 g 650 g

See more at Pelago and remember, they have US-distribution!

Specialized’s Thru-Axle Rack Mount Works on Your Boost MTB

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Specialized’s Thru-Axle Rack Mount Works on Your Boost MTB

In yesterday’s Reportage, featuring Kyle’s Falconer, a reader plugged this innovative and simple product. If you have a mountain bike with 148mm rear end (and a 1mm thread pitch – Syntace) and want to run a rack similar to the Tumbleweed T-Rack or the like, then check out this innovative Thru-Axle Rack Mount that Specialized has in their catalog. It’s hard to see but each end of the axle has threading for a bolt to secure your rear rack. This problem-solving device is only $30…

Sim Works has a New “Half Moon Rack” Front Rack

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Sim Works has a New “Half Moon Rack” Front Rack

Sim Works is proud to release their newest collaboration with Nitto in Japan. It’s a front rack constructed of Chromoly – just like your favorite bike frame – called the Half Moon Rack. Like all of Sim Works’ designs, this new rack puts function first, yet is well designed, and constructed to last a lifetime.

The ‘Half Moon’ rack is a light-duty front rack with a half-moon as inspiration. It’s available in chrome and black. Retail is $230.

Specs:
Material: 9mm CrMo Steel Tube
Weight: ave.780g
Max Load: 12kg
Leg length: 332mm〜352mm
Color: Chrome Plated & Black
Made by Nitto in Japan

See more at Sim Works.

Voile Straps: New Rack Straps

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Voile Straps: New Rack Straps

Voile’s original strap was developed in 1984 and not much has changed since its inception. Today the brand announced an all-new system, designed for common 10mm railed racks. These new Rack Straps attach to the rails on your rack and allow you to cinch down to secure your items, without having to loop a long Voile strap around like before.

These come in three lengths, 20″, 25″, and 32″ for a variety of uses, cost between $17 and $18 depending on length, and are in stock now at Voile Straps.

1-Up USA’s Patriotic Racks Benefit NICA

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1-Up USA’s Patriotic Racks Benefit NICA

1-Up, the maker of the best bike rack on the market, got patriotic with its latest release. These red, white, and blue-anodized racks are only available in the 2″ Super Duty Single and Double models.

Pat yourself on the back if you do pick one of these up because proceeds from any 1UP USA patriotic items will be donated to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), an American nonprofit organization promoting high school mountain-biking programs in the United States.

Unfortunately, these are only available for 1-Up newsletter subscribers due to their limited numbers. If you’d like to order one, you can contact 1-Up directly.

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Velo Orange: Flat Pack Rack in Stock

Racks, bags, and accessories can transform your bike from a wall-hanger to a well-used tourer and racks like the new Velo Orange Flat Pack Rack are designed to be very sturdy and adjustable, taking the guesswork out of a traditional decaleur setup. They call it a “demi-porteur” rack since its size is somewhere in between a full Porteur and traditional Randonneur front rack. Check out this video for more info and head to Velo Orange to read all about it.

Robert Axle Project Owners Acquires Old Man Mountain Racks

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Robert Axle Project Owners Acquires Old Man Mountain Racks

The owners of Robert Axle Project have purchased made in the USA rack manufacturer, Old Man Mountain racks, yet the two companies will continue to operate separately from each other. The goal of this acquisition is to provide the highest quality products for cyclists who enjoy riding and touring on their bicycles. Old Man Mountain and Robert Axle Project have worked hand in hand before, by offering racks for full-suspension mountain bikes, relying on custom axles and rack support brackets under their Sherpa line. Read the full press-release below.

Surly Issues Immediate Safety Recall for 8 and 24 Pack Racks!

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Surly Issues Immediate Safety Recall for 8 and 24 Pack Racks!

This just in from our friends at Surly!

“We’re writing today to let you know that we have recently received reports of a small number of Surly 8-Pack and 24-Pack Racks loosening, contacting the front wheel and causing accidents.

Rider safety is our greatest concern, and we want to make sure that you are fully informed with what is going on, and the steps you should take to ensure safety on your bike equipped with either the Surly 8-Pack or 24-Pack Rack (rack images above).”