I have to admit I am a bit of a rack geek, there are so many different styles and makes of rack it is hard to know what you want and what you need it for. Most people have had a bike rack on there bike at some point, be it to take your stuff to work or school or to transport your clothes and camping gear on a cycle tour. There are so many different models it is hard to know what you need, price can be key for some people, spending a hundred pounds on a rack that is designed to carry your life with you when you only need one to carry a change of clothes or some files would be over kill.
I, like most people, like well made stuff, I believe in the theory buy once, buy for a life time, spending a little more can make a big difference and mean only spending once. So if you need a rack that can do your everyday commute or something that can take you round the world always buy quality and you won’t be let down.
Here at Bicycle Ambulance we have an obsession with Tubus, a company that produce some of the best racks in the world. I have a Tubus Tara front rack that I have used on several tours, having put a lot of weight on the rack and never had any troubles, its still like new after over 3 years of heavy use.
Tubus have a great reputation for making high quality long lasting racks, they have been used by some of the most notable touring cyclists in recent years. Most of the unsupported world record cycle tours have been done with Tubus racks at their core . They are a company we recommend and one you can always rely on.
We can also get racks in from Surly who have a great range of standard and expedition racks. There is also Topeak and we can get any and all of their racks in from the standard commuter rack to the super tourist racks.
Here are just a couple of example of the Tubus range.
Tubus Tara Front rack