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New rear rack, holy smokes this thing is a porker
 

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16799
Location: Portland, OR

10/14/18 10:51 AM

New rear rack, holy smokes this thing is a porker

Got a 'new in the wrappers' EX-1 304 Stainless Rack shipped for $39.00. Saw it at perforamnce on sale for 112.00.

I had googled ans saw a weight of 535 grams. Turns out that was the non stainless one. The package says 1359 grams. Weight weenie Sphincter lock...

I guess to hold 25 lbs more than the AL one, beef is incorporated.

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2388
Location: Canberra, Australia

10/14/18 12:05 PM

Stainless racks seem to be heavier than CrMo ones. Tubus make some of their racks in both CrMo and stainless, and the stainless versions run a few ounces heavier.

I have a Tubus Cargo CrMo rack, which weighs about 530g and is rated for carrying 40kg. How much is your stainless rack supposed to cope with?

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6047
Location: Maine

10/14/18 1:27 PM

Rack

My Tout Terrain has an integral stainless rack. 34 lbs, who's counting? Better than having 20 lbs in a backpack....

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16799
Location: Portland, OR

10/14/18 2:18 PM

Nick your is KG or lbs. this one sez 65 lb.

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
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Location: Canberra, Australia

10/14/18 8:47 PM

40kg == 88lbs

This is what Tubus say on their web site: "Maximum admissible load capacity for this carrier is limited to 26 kg /57.3 lbs. as ISO 11243:2016 allows mounting a child seat from an admissible load of 27 kg /59.5 lbs. or more. The carrier is not allowed for mounting a child seat and consequently not allowed for transporting children; therefore load capacity has to be limited to 26 kg/57.3 lbs. The carrier was successfully tested according ISO 11243:2016 with a test load of 40 kg?/?88.1 lbs., however, due to the above-mentioned legal reasons it is only admissible for a maximum load of 26 kg/57.3 lbs."

Tubus are pretty conservative with their ratings. My touring bike has a Tubus Tara front rack, which is rated for 14kg/33lbs, but I've ridden thousands of kilometres with a lot more weight than that hung off it, as I use just front panniers and no rear panniers.

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