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Topeak Explorer Bicycle Rack with Disc Brake Mounts
Dimensions: Length: 17" Width: 13.5" Height: 9.5"
Topeak Explorer Rear Mount Rack features an integrated top plate for quick-mount Topeak MTX and RX Quick Track trunk bags.
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by: on: 27-Aug 2010
This bike rack is very well made and painted. It is extremely light weight. I have a Trek Valencia with disc brakes and installation was a breeze although looking at where my brake hardware is, I probably didn't need the disc brake version of this rack.
I use this rack with the Topeak MTX which fits perfectly and stores all my tools, lock/cable, with enough room for a lunch/snack. I also bought a bungy net cage for it also.
Bottom line: I don't think you can lose with this rack. My only beef with it is i feel it should already have a rear tail light reflector or a universal light mounding bracket on it. It does come with a bracket, but no screws for it and it won't fit other mfg lights.
sturdy but kind of a pain...
by: on: 29-Jul 2010
These are awesome for regular bikes, but fitting one to my 29er was a challenge. I managed though, but had to use longer screws. Almost too small for the bike, but once I got it on it's fine.
Otherwise, no complaints...
gets the job done
by: on: 15-Jul 2010
After purchasing a new mountain bike with disc brakes I found myself needing a new bike rack to accommodate for this. This Topeak Explorer rack was really the only solution I found. The assembly was relatively easy, though it required removing the rear wheel and realigning it with the disc brake after putting the wheel back on.
A few cons would be(like other reviews have stated) that it scratches easily and it is difficult to find a standard reflector to attach to the rear of it (I ended up using one from a very old road bike). I also had to slightly adjust the hooks on my panniers to fit the large tubing of the rack.
None of these cons are really an issue and at the end of the day this is a sturdy rack that gets the job done.
Nice rack but the disk version may not be necessary on all bikes w/ disk
by: on: 03-Jun 2010
I ordered this rack because my bike (GT Transeo 1.0) has disk brakes. I figured that since it had the disk brakes that I needed the Topeak Explorer rack disk brake version. This was not the case. You would only need this model if your disk calipers are mounted on top (above the rack attachment point). My caliper is mounted to the side so I could use the standard model. This switch just meant that the lower portion of the rack wouldn't stick out from the bike.
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