Topeak QR Beam Rack MTX Bicycle Rack
|Price:||$29.95 - $103.93|
- Beam rack designed for mountain bike or heavy commuting use
- Compatible with MTX trunks bags with maximum 20-pound capacity
- Includes safety reflector and 2 rubber bungees for attaching items
- QR mechanism is secure and easy to use; RedLite mount
- Available in A-type, E-type, and V-type frame sizes
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- Bag compatibility: MTX series
- Clamp: QR fits 25.4 to 31.8mm (shims included)
- Material: Aluminum beam
- Maximum weight capacity: 20 pounds
- Dimensions: 5 by 3.2 by 21.3 inches (W x H x D)
- Weight: 1.5 pounds
Topeak has received an avalanche of awards and accolades since its founding in 1991. The company has developed such innovations as the JowBlow floor pumps with SmartHead technology, which sense and automatically adapt to Schrader and Presta valves without swapping out parts; the award-winning Morph series of mini pumps; the ALiEN multitools, which separate into different parts so cyclists can bring only the tools they need; and the Hexus mini tool and Bikamper personal shelter, which received the prestigious Red Dot award for outstanding design. The most important part of the Topeak story, however, is the passion of the founders and employees, who are cyclists, too. The company is dedicated to making the ride better, and focuses on creating products and accessories to help facilitate an escape from the traffic jams, cubicles, and mind-numbing meetings of everyday life.
Top Customer Reviews
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This is the 3rd Topeak Beam Rack that I have owned. The other 2 have broken at the weld joints. The first two probably lasted a total of 3 years and about 6000 miles. You may ask, why do they break and why do I keep buying? Well, I think that they break because, while I use this rack on my commuter bike, my riding style may be better considered urban mountain biking. Riding up steps or down sets of stairs are common occurences and, in the end, I guess this riding style puts too much stress on the welds. I keep buying new racks because the Topeak pack that goes with the rack has held up well through this whole time and cost a significant chunk of change itself. The slide mechanism that holds the pack on the rack is absolutely fabulous. So, we'll see how long this 3rd one lasts. Next time I may go to a local steel shop and see if they can make something custom.
In summary, if you are going to use this on smooth terrain it is an excellent investment. The topeak pack/rack system works really well and the different packs available are remarkably verstatile. I have had no problems with the quick release mechanism, since once I put it on I rarely ever took it off. If you are going to be bouncing around alot, then it may be worth doing a little more research and evaluating other options. Ride On.
While attaching this to my bike and taking it on a test ride last night, I discovered that when my left leg was at rest, the quick release lever was rubbing the inside of my thigh. While pedaling it was fine, but I worried that if I made frequent stops, it would start chafing. I could feel the other side slightly as well. I tried raising the rack higher, but that made no difference--it just rubbed at a higher point. I moved my seat slightly forward, and that did not help much either. What I do now is point the quick release lever almost straight up. It is not ideal, but since I do not want a permanently installed rack, this will do fine for now. There must be some other way they could design this system so it might not rub so much.
I will admit, however, that after having taken it on a 53 mile ride, I never noticed the clamp, but I was also pedaling most of the time. During the ride, the rack never shifted once. I did not have the bag loaded too heavily, but the rack felt very secure.
Getting that quick release lever closed is a chore, especially the first couple of times you use it. The rubber shims needed to be "set" properly. What I did was put some light oil on the underside of the quick release lever where it hits the cap it tightens against, and that helps slightly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Already had A rack so am familiar with product. Bought this E-rack for another of my bikes. VERY disappointed! Read morePublished 24 days ago by T.L.A.
I'm having trouble getting it snug enough so it doesn't shift on the seat post with a single pannier bag. I love how easy it is to put on and take off.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
the seatpost clamp is very large where my thigh hits it when pedaling. it's not just a tap either, i feel like i can't ride more than 5 miles before i really get irritatedPublished 2 months ago by Lucas B Heyvaert
I have one of these on each of my bikes. They are sturdy and look great especially with the fender accessory. Read morePublished 4 months ago by New Englander
Awesome rack. Was worried it wouldn't hold so stable considering it's attached only to the seat tube. It's built quite sturdily and holds up very well.Published 6 months ago by Lars Klassen
Great Product, if needed again, I would buy it from this seller !Published 7 months ago by Whistler2