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Axiom Journey DLX Low Rider Front Rack Black

by Axiom

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  • 10.2mm AL-6061-T6 tubular construction
  • Compatible with most rigid-style forks
  • Safety tabs to prevent bag hooks from accidentally sliding off
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Product Description

Increased height for improved cornering clearance
Item Specifications
ColorBlack
Weight585g
Rack Weight Limit33lbs

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 1.5 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003O5GP5W
  • Item model number: Journey DLX Lowrider
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,756 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Smoothly like a well lubed... eh, anyway, perfect fit, sturdy construction.
Philip R. Schmohl
The sweep of my steel front forks (which this was attached to) is not unusual or extreme.
Tortuga Torben
The quality is very good, and it is the least expensive front rack I could find.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By pogshawn on June 24, 2012
The racks mounted well. After 500 miles the thin walled aluminum tubing started to bend at the welded joints near the axle mounting points. At 800 miles those welds gave way and I was left with dangly, wiggley, useless scrap tubing.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Tortuga Torben on June 3, 2013
This review is for the Axiom Journey DLX Lowrider. You can find detailed specs online via Axiom at:
http://www.axiomgear.com/products/gear/racks/lowrider/journey-dlx-lowrider/

Let me first say that I own a lot of Axiom products. I'm about to bike across the country and have invested in their Modular Grandtour series of panniers and attachments. I have the Axiom Tubular Alloy Rack as well, all of which is well built and I'm happy with. As I use them in my cycling adventures, I will be reviewing them.

Initial Impression:
I bought the DLX Low Rider with the above gear to round out my needs for touring across the U.S.A. and New Zealand. There were some immediate problems. The website lists them as capable of holding 15kg (33lbs) per side. That's a total of 66lbs fully loaded. When I got them I questioned that because they were so light and, while seemingly well-built (nice welds, decent hardware), not very rigid on the bike. The packaging with the rack said it was capable of only 9kg each side. I contacted Axiom support and they told me it was indeed a misprint. This rack is only capable of 9kg (19lbs) per side or a total of 38lbs! However, even that seems like a lot of weight for this rack.

Attaching the Rack:
The rack comes with some odd hardware: 2 U-Bolts (that wrap around the fork), two flat plastic coated shims, 4 washers, 4 nuts, and 4 capped nuts. The first annoying issue was a lack of instruction on how Axiom wanted me to install the rack. The first problem ended up being the washers: They didn't fit on the U-bolts at all and were useless. The second annoying issue was the U-bolt itself: They make it extra long to fit a majority of bikes, but don't tell you that a hacksaw or metal grinder is required to install these.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Crazyfuyufan on April 4, 2013
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I have loaded this rack with Ortlieb Front Roller Classics panniers at 5-7 lbs each. On short (25 mile) trial runs, the panniers bounced around on the bottom of the racks, so I had to put tape bumpers on both racks at the front and rear posts. More importantly, though, the racks really never fit a standard steel frame bike fork, even if it would have had braze on fittings, and clamps and plates from the hardware store had to be used to make it work. What's more, the bags and racks had a tendency to wiggle over bumps due to the lack of a third mounting position for each rack, or a stabilizer bar connecting the two racks like other racks have. The instability of the overall design will most definitely lead to early failure if not corrected. I spent $18 in hardware to correct the design flaws. I spent way less than the current price and consider that too much for these flimsy racks.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JohnH on March 11, 2012
Mounted it to a 700c steel road bike that I commute on. You really need to go out and get 4 additional 6mm nuts, preferably lock nuts to mount this rack to anything thinner than a suspension MTB fork. With narrow fork tubes, the U-bolt and mounting plate need to first be firmly attached to the fork with the supplied 6mm nuts, then add another set of 6mm lock nuts (not included with the rack) then put the rack up against those nuts and screw those in or out to get the rack to sit the way you like it. Then add the cap nuts (included) and tighten them so that the rack is held firm between the nuts.

Also, with forks that have a moderate amount of sweep (aren't very vertical), the rack is not adjustable enough to get the top bar of the rack completely horizontal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Lord on May 15, 2013
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Forget this rack if you have to use the included U bolt to mount it to the bicycle fork. At the extreme limit of the adjustment (in an attempt to keep the top of the rack as close to horizontal as possible) the fork is positioned directly in front of the rear peg. This means the rear pannier clip has to be positioned in front of the fork. This is no problem if the outside distance on the pannier clips is 4 1/2 inches or less. They may exist but I have yet to find a front pannier with that small a clip spacing. So in order to make room for the pannier clip one has to rotate the whole rack and then the top angle becomes unsafe to hold one's pannier. Otherwise well built, but poorly engineered to use the U bolt. I returned the rack at an out of pocket loss of the cost of shipping which I look at at as the cost of education. I wrote Axiom in an attempt to give input to improve the product, but received a poor response from their engineering dept.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Fetterly on December 7, 2012
I've got a great Axiom rear rack that works perfectly, so I was excited to try this rack.

The rack seems to be decent quality, and is sturdily built. It comes with all the mounting hardware that you would need to mount it, and isn't a complicated design. It would be a little more robust with a sway bar, but for light loads (10 - 15 lbs per side) this looks like it would be great). The little tabs at the top to keep panniers from sliding is a great idea, and the loop at the bottom works well as an attachment point for the lower part of your panniers. My only problem is that it won't fit my bike.

I have a Nashbar Steel Frame touring bike (similar to a Fuji Tourist). It has swept front forks, low fender and rack eyelets, and mid fork eyelets. It's designed to be able to easily mount racks like these. Unfortunately, this rack doesn't fit. The rack center is supposed to screw to the lower (fender) eyelet on your bike, which it does with no problems. The crossbar at the upper section then does not line up with the mid fork attachments on my bike. No problem, they also include a C-clamp and block to wrap around your fork and secure the system. The problem is that due to the rake of my front forks, the only way to attach the rack using the C-clamp forces you to tilt the rack at an extreme angle. The front of the rack is about two or two and a half inches higher than the rear of the rack, which makes your pannier slide backwards and puts all the weight of your load on that little tab at the top.

I might be able to jury rig something with some flat aluminum bar from the hardware store, but I think it's probably better to return these and just get racks that work properly for my bike. If your front forks don't have much curve forward, and you don't have mid fork attachment points, this would be a great, inexpensive rack.
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