Throw your stuff on the back of your bike and go. The Topeak Explorer tubular rack is a strong, durable rear rack that's compatible with traditional road caliper, cantilever and linear pull brakes, so it's perfect for use while bike touring, commuting, or just hauling around some extra stuff.
MTX QuickTrack mounting system works with traditional panniers and Topeak MTX trunk bags
MTX system allows for quick attachment and removal of bags, perfect for commuting
Super durable 6061-T6 aluminum is incredibly strong and lightweight
Hollow tube construction helps keep weight manageable
Stainless steel hardware is corrosion resistant
Integrated top fender with splash protection
I did not realize this before I started trying to mount it on my older sport/touring bike, but the rack requires seat stay bosses for mounting! That piece of information is clear in the included instructions but is not called out on Nashbar's site or any of the other internet shopping sites I saw the rack on.
I ended up putting it on my hybrid/comfort bike instead of the tourer I wanted to put it on. There are seat post boss adaptors out there, so at some point I'd like to pick up another Explorer and put it on the tourer. Then I'll be able to share MTX system bags/baskets between the two bikes.
Great price on this high-quality rack.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend