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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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Product Description

Avenir universal XL rear rack is full alloy construction with stainless hardware. Classic top-plate styling with plenty of space. It is designed to fit most bikes. Disc brake rack fits all Raleigh disc brake bikes and most other disc brake bikes with included mounting clips.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0014UQ9RI
  • Item model number: 72-37-206
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #401,343 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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I bought this rack because of the good feedback that it has been receiving. It seemed like a good option because of the price and strong appearance. Overall, it is a fantastic choice. You do need to be prepared to do some modifications to get it on.

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.
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Strongly constructed welded light weight alloy with tough powder coat finish. The 3 supports make for a strong rack. Stainless steel mounting hardware keeps it rust free. You may have to bend the mounting brackets slightly to fit your bike which is typical of all racks.
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I needed a rack to mount panniers and picked this one more or less by guess. It is easy to mount (at least on my Trek hybrid) with clear directions. The side braces permit mounting the panniers rearward sufficiently to avoid heel contact with the bags. I loaded the panniers rather heavily, but the rack did not suffer. The matte black finish survived a rather gravelly, gritty five day ride without scratches. Pretty good product. Buy it.
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The rack has three uprights as shown - the rear one has a curl at the bottom. What is not shown is that the FRONT upright ALSO has that same curve. This curve is in the way of the rear frame triangle for a lot of bikes. I contemplated returning the rack, but decided that dremeling off that curl was worth it. I'm pretty happy with the resulting fit, and I will apply a bit of paint to cover the bare metal.

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
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I put this rack on Gary Fisher Tiburon hybrid bike. This rack is strong, light, easy to install, it's not an eyesore and easily carries the weight I have asked it to. For the price, I was ecstatic about the quality of this rack. Highly recommended for those looking for a rack for a grocery run, an overnight camping trip, or a daily commute.
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This rack looks great, and if my bike had all the appropriate mounting holes it would be awesome. Unfortunately, it doesn't. The rack comes with additional hardware that isn't mentioned in the instructions, and I was able to make use of it to mount the rack, but the instructions said that if I didn't have the lower mounting holes, they don't recommend using the rack on the bike. Oh well, you do what you have to do sometimes.

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.
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I used this for my journey from New Orleans to Key West. (~1,110 miles) They held all my panniers and various supplies I needed to make the trip. Used in conjunction with Avenir panniers.
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.
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By jsf14 on September 27, 2011
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I am impressed with this bike rack, its very sturdy, it does not sit too high, and it is easy to install. I bought one of these and an Avenir 700c rack, and i regret buying the 700c rack. this rack is much better and it also fits a bike with 700c wheels. I would have gave it 5 stars if it was actually wider than other bike racks, but it is not.
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