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Front Touring Racks: Recommendations, please!(5 posts)

Front Touring Racks: Recommendations, please!Marty from Ottawa
Nov 1, 2002 4:51 PM
I'm looking for a set of front racks for my touring bike. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Why front?Humma Hah
Nov 1, 2002 6:04 PM
... Just curious. Having used various baskets, racks, etc on the front of bikes in the past, I've never liked what it does to handling. Are you already fully loaded-up in the rear?
re: Front Touring Racks: Recommendations, please!Alexx
Nov 3, 2002 7:02 AM
Blackburn lowrider racks work well, but if you need to carry bulky loads, you may need a full-size rack in front-like I have on my old heavy-duty C'Dale touring bike. Remember-keep everything tightly packed in the bags, or the motion of them flopping around will make hadling awful!
re: Front Touring Racks: Recommendations, please!cowsinus
Nov 5, 2002 1:21 PM
blackburn lowriders are great. just watch those corners! a smaller size bag will give better clearance. And keep heavy stuff down low as possible.
www.rivendellbicycles.com has a couple of good ones (nm)Silverback
Nov 4, 2002 8:58 AM