Yet Another Cycling Forum

General Category => Freewheeling => Tandems => Topic started by: jogler on June 15, 2014, 05:16:47 pm

Title: AVENIR tandem rack
Post by: jogler on June 15, 2014, 05:16:47 pm
I'm contemplating a DIY roof carrier for the tandem for reasons of economy.

However I've come across this VFM offer from SJSC

My reservation with this product is the lack of a second vertical support post towards the rear of the tandem frame as was the case with a Pendle rack I used to use.

So my question is...
has anyone otp used this Avenir rack & if so did it provide adequate & convincing support?
Title: Re: AVENIR tandem rack
Post by: The French Tandem on June 16, 2014, 07:38:43 am
It's basically a solo bike carrier with a longer rail. Definitely not engineered for supporting the weight of a tandem.  We have not tried ourselves, but a tandem couple that we met at a ride have one, and they always secure their tandem with many, many straps all around.

We have a Pendle rack with vertical support in the middle and fork mount at the front end. We are very happy with it and never had to use any securing strap.