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Narrow rear rack
« on: April 06, 2020, 01:52:36 pm »
Afternoon all,
I've a Trek Checkpoint4 road focussed gravel bike and although have a range of bike packing bags would welcome ideas and suggestions of a narrow rear rack that wouldn't look too out of place, my other bike have rather chunky and sometimes industrial looking ones that look too incongruous with the sleeker lines and slimmer back end.
Pockets aren't massive so sensible priced options are preferable.
Any links to products or photos of your lightweight set ups most welcome.
TIA
Andy

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Re: Narrow rear rack
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 02:04:14 pm »
Tubus Vega, Tortec Velocity?
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Re: Narrow rear rack
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 02:13:36 pm »
Tailfin rack looks rather sleek. Though not so sensibly priced...

Re: Narrow rear rack
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 08:17:04 pm »
Tubus Vega, Tortec Velocity?

Thanks bud, I'll check them out.

Re: Narrow rear rack
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 08:19:19 pm »
 Nice and already spotted, priced up then unfortunately dismissed. Thanks for posting though.
Maybe one day
Tailfin rack looks rather sleek. Though not so sensibly priced...

Re: Narrow rear rack
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2020, 10:16:35 pm »
Tubus Fly ?
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Re: Narrow rear rack
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 09:43:29 am »
Tubus Vega, Tortec Velocity?

Tortec Velocity is what I have, an excellent rack.

Re: Narrow rear rack
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2020, 09:54:08 am »
Tubus Vega, Tortec Velocity?

Tortec Velocity is what I have, an excellent rack.

Out of interest what size tyres are you running? I've currently got 38 (gravel leaning) and would want to make sure I had enough clearance, tempting rack for a good price though.

Re: Narrow rear rack
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 09:54:55 am »
I have a Tubus Vega.  If you're using panniers, you can just about wedge your tent lengthways along it, which is nice.  I have used a rack pack before, but that was with panniers that didn't stick up very high.
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Re: Narrow rear rack
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2020, 06:08:40 pm »
Tubus Vega, Tortec Velocity?

Tortec Velocity is what I have, an excellent rack.

Out of interest what size tyres are you running? I've currently got 38 (gravel leaning) and would want to make sure I had enough clearance, tempting rack for a good price though.

Only 28mm but I checked the internal width. At 38mm from the rim its 42mm wide so it'll be quite a tight fit I guess.

Re: Narrow rear rack
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2020, 09:53:24 am »
Tubus Vega, Tortec Velocity?

Tortec Velocity is what I have, an excellent rack.

Out of interest what size tyres are you running? I've currently got 38 (gravel leaning) and would want to make sure I had enough clearance, tempting rack for a good price though.

Only 28mm but I checked the internal width. At 38mm from the rim its 42mm wide so it'll be quite a tight fit I guess.

super helpful info, thanks for measuring.

Re: Narrow rear rack
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2020, 04:12:37 pm »
Tubus fly