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Topeak Explorer Rack

4.6 out of 5 stars 3,722 ratings

Price: $44.85 $72.00
29er

No Spring
Color 29er
Brand Topeak
Material Aluminum
Item Weight 680 Grams
Item Dimensions LxWxH 13.5 x 16.4 x 8.5 inches

About this item

  • 6061 T6 tubular aluminium construction and stainless steel fittings
  • Solid built-in mudshield
  • Secure 4-point fixing
  • MTX QuickTrack compatible with all Topeak TrunkBags & MTX rear baskets
  • Carry loads up to 55lbs/25kg
  • Wt. 680 g / 1.50 lbs
  • Braze-On Type

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At to Peak, exciting new ideas for accessories are spinning at full speed and driving us ahead in a never ending cycle of innovation. From the dreams of our designers and engineers great cycling accessories are born - spun out from the ever turning gears of their collective imagination. From our humble beginning in 1991 our passion for cycling has evolved into the making of the worlds finest cycling accessories. In almost every category, our products set the standard of innovation, performance and durability. Products like our joeblow series floor Pumps, alien tools and race rocket Mini Pumps to our patented technologies like smart head, twin head, pressure-rite, quick track and quick click systems to the full Service prepstation and panobike App to Peak delivers the convenience and enjoyment your cycling customers deserve Products. Compatibility: MTX TrunkBags / MTX rear baskets

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4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 23, 2022
Color: BlackSize: Non-discStyle: No SpringVerified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 15, 2022
Color: 29erSize: DiscStyle: No SpringVerified Purchase
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 29, 2022
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not made for small bikes and clip version doesn’t marry well with bags
By jbmichigan on August 28, 2022
This is a review of the Explorer Disc version with spring clip. TL/DR: Don’t get the spring clip version if rattles bother you and do some research to be sure this rack will work with your bike.
1. Go to Topeak and download the user manual (installation instructions) to be sure you have what you need to install this on your bike. The five stars for easy install applies ONLY once you have all the right parts.
2. Others have noted that this rack requires seat stay bosses; I was lucky that my bike had them. If you don’t, you’ll need p-clips to install this rack.
3. This rack is NOT designed for small bikes. I’m riding a Trek Verve 2 with a small-size frame. I therefore required the extra-long mounting bracket - a fact I never could have known from the item description, only from the installation instructions- which added additional cost and delay as I waited for the bracket to arrive.
4. This is REALLY not designed for small bikes. Even with the extra-long mounting bracket, there is very little clearance between the rack and my tires, which are 700x45. BUT, had I ordered the 29er version, the added height would have made even the extra-long mounting brackets too short! Keep it? Send it back? By now I had >$200 invested in this rack and gear, so I keeping it. Not sure that was smart, but I am tired.
5. This is well-made and solid - until you put something on it. The spring clip interferes with the MTX system. The luggage clip has to clip onto the spring clip handle instead of the frame and your luggage therefore dangles off the back a bit. In addition, the spring clip handle is a smaller diameter than the rack (and the clip), so there is wiggle room, meaning your luggage will rattle around. It won’t come off - the track will keep it on - but it rattles like crazy. I was so tired of installing, uninstalling, and reinstalling this thing, I decided to rig a solution myself. I cut a piece of old inner tube to wrap around the spring clip handle to make up the difference in diameter and I secured that with self-adhesive athletic tape. See photo for result. It works, and it eliminates the wiggle and therefore most of the rattle, but this is an expensive rack to have to rig to make it work right.
6. Even with the clip problem solved, it still rattles when loaded. The spring clip itself has some give (which allows it some flexibility- a good thing for a spring clip, but bad for a frame substitute). Whatever you clip to the spring clip handle will therefore wiggle some, and therefore rattle some. I don’t yet know if it will make me nuts or if I can rig any solution for that.
7. In the end, it’s an awful lot of trouble and dissatisfaction for a system I bought largely for its “ease of use.” Might still be worth it, but be aware of these issues. I remain undecided but too tired to send it back again.
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 2, 2022
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 12, 2022
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Kevin, The Wonder Horse
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
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Ms. TinaBe
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent product
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on May 29, 2020
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Monkey Tennis
4.0 out of 5 stars Had to cut bits off
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on March 2, 2020
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APW
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to assemble
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on June 1, 2021
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Peter
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice piece of kit
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on October 12, 2020
Color: StandardSize: DiscStyle: With SpringVerified Purchase