Avenir Universal XL Rear Rack (Black, Universal)
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- Full alloy construction with stainless hardware.
- Classic top-plate styling with plenty of space.
- Designed to fit most bikes.
- XL Tour rack features extended side panels for loaded touring.
- Disc Brake Rack fits all Raleigh disc brake bikes & most other disc brake bikes with included mounting clips.
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|Package Height||8.8 x 19.5 x 28 inches|
|Shipping Weight||3.85 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
The rack came with a baggy of hardware, a cardboard sleeve (with instructions), and the rack itself. It is everything that you should, in theory, need to get it mounted to your bike. You will need to have holes available on your frame (near the rear wheel and up by the seat post) for maximum stability. My bike only had the holes down by the wheel. I used the supplied bolts to hold it in place. I don't have any holes near the seat so I had to try using the provided P clamps.
The problem with the mounting was that the clamps used in place of seat stay holes were too small. They would not wrap around my frame to provide a mounting point for the upper rails. This shouldn't be a problem for people that have seat stay mounting points already on their frame. You may have to bend the metal straps in order to get them to align and stay level. I'm not certain about this because I don't have them. The instructions on the cardboard sleeve to say that you may (and likely will) have to bend the straps.
In place of the metal straps at the top, I used a short (about 6") bungee cord. I weaved it around my seat stays and the lip of the rack. This has been able to keep it very stable without the hassle of buying larger P clamps and bending the metal mounting straps. I was planning on using the bungee cord only as a temporary solution but it seems like it will be able to hold up for a while. It's just one option to consider when trying to mount this rack without mounting holes near the seat.Read more ›
The hardware mounting kit includes:
- 6 bolts
- 6 nylon locknuts
- 2 long metal brackets with 90 degree bend (meant to be bent and attached to upper frame mounts for rack)
- 1 flat mount (for attaching to a single-hole?)
- 2 rubber-coated brackets for attaching to narrow tubes when mounting holes are not available
I was able to get the rack mounted using only the supplied hardware, even though I had none of the mounting holes on my frame. I did end up simply bending the top mounting hardware around the frame, which isn't the most secure and is what concerns me the most, but we'll see how it goes. I'll update the review after I have a couple of commutes in. All in all I think it'll work ok.
easy to install.
rear screw broke midway through trip, but standard size and was easily replaced at Walmart for under a dollar (bag of screws)
frame held up for over a month, with extreme weight.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is very good for the price and I run them on a couple bikes. A big pro is that the part that sticks out in bag allows me to run full size panniers, push the bags back a bit,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Greg V.
The rack fit well and works with my Nashbar Commuter bag really well. Rack is well built and feels solid on the bike.Published 14 months ago by John P. Sprouse Jr.
This is strong and well made. However it doesn't work well with fat tube frames unless you want to shave off the hooks at the bottom of the support rods. Read morePublished on May 8, 2014 by scopes
Sturdy and well made. I bike long distances on rough trails and I'm really glad i picked this one. Best value.Published on March 11, 2014 by Mark Bolgiano
a few things: it doesn't work with disk brakes, but there is a set to make it work, and there is no bar in the middle of the part that goes behind your seat. Read morePublished on December 12, 2013 by alex
Great rack. Very sturdy. I had to modify mine like others have mentioned, but it was easy and clean with a grinder and a bench vice. Very nice product.Published on November 29, 2013 by Matt S.
If you are planning on using the M-Wave Single Commuter Bag for a cheap setup, this is the rack to get! Read morePublished on October 17, 2013 by Rusty P