Nashbar Front Rack

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Nashbar Front Rack
Nashbar's Front Rack is built to take the punishment of long distant tours. Constructed of solid aluminum rod and treated with a black powder coat finish, it should be standard equipment for any expedition. Includes mounting hardware for attachment on virtually any road or ATB bike, with or without fork braze-ons.
use on------------ most front forks weight------------ 632g by tech max load---------- 25 lbs material---------- aluminum finish------------ painted color------------- black cover------------- none mount------------- fork hardware---------- for clamp-on or braze-on reflector mount--- none dimensions--------- 18"= h 15"= L 7"= w . www.nashbar.com made in taiwan 110802hd
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Nashbar Front Rack
 
3.8

(based on 10 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

  • Hard to install (5)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (6)
  • Touring (4)
  • Long rides (3)
  • Road bikes (3)
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5.0

Awesome value for a low-ride rack

By PacNw Hiker

from Washington State

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Weight Distribution

Cons

  • Front Wheel Removal Diffi
  • Tough to Install

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Touring

Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

Great deal on a low-ride rack. These appear to be made for Nashbar by Blackburn or are an exact copy. Installation can be a bit tricky an may require slight modification depending on braze-on location and fork geometry. Love how low they get those panniers for max gravity advantage. Removing the front wheel can be a bit more challeging with these installed, so don't get a flat! Also will preclude carrying your bike on a fork mount rack set-up as the bottom of the rack extends below the axle.

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5.0

Excellent rack for the money

By mitnegah

from Albany, Indiana

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Low Center Of Gravity
  • Not Difficult To Install
  • Seems Really Solid

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Long Rides
    • Road Bikes

    Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

    Excellent for use with Nashbar front rack. Wasn't difficult to install on 700c road fork with all the included hardware. Next one will go on a touring fork with braze-ons. Love to find great value items for building up bikes, and this one is a really bargain when on sale...even not on sale!

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    4.0

    Good Deal

    By Chuck

    from Salt Lake City, UT

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    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Stable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Tough to Install

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Touring

    Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

    This rack is either an exact copy or a simple rebranding of the Bl****** Lo Rider, which interestingly is no longer available. I only got the first page of the installation instructions, so I Googled the instructions for the Bl******* and it worked fine. I had to drill a couple of holes in the aluminum plate that is welded to the top bar of the rack in order to get my Lone Peak panniers to fit right, but after I did that they were solid. Took my first ride today, a quick downhill on a local paved bike path, with a light load in the panniers, and they handled well. The steering feels different, there is more inertia in the system, but it felt solid and stable.

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    5.0

    Great price on a good rack

    By LJM

    from Greenville, SC

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Touring

      Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

      Sure you can find heavier built racks but for what I wanted this is great and the price can't be beat. Don't know why some people say that it is hard to in stall because it was simple for me. What I was looking for was a light weight front rack that would give some more room for clothing for me and my wife when touring on our tandem. This fits the need perfectly. I would not recommend it for heavy loads.

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      4.0

      Nice rack for a good price

      By Bill

      from Idaho

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      Pros

      • Low Cost
      • Sturdy Design

      Cons

      • Weak Hardware

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Long Rides

      Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

      The hardware isn't the best quality but the rack is surprisingly very good quality. I used stainless hardware and better quality p clips, though rack doesn't have the best mounting options for forks that have rack brazeons as it seems it was designed to only use the u bolts but it still works with brazeons.

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      1.0

      heavier than expected

      By Mark

      from boise

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            Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

            ok for town, too heavy for real touring

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            3.0

            Mixed blessing

            By Mark H. Hendricks

            from Moline, Illinois

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            Pros

            • Convenient
            • Durable
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Heavy
            • Tough to Install

            Best Uses

            • Long Rides
            • Road Bikes

            Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

            Not quite ready to spurge on a touring bike, I'm adapting my Bianchi. This rack is nice in that it does not require my bike to have rack brazons on the fork. It is heavy and I doubt it will stay on tight enough for carrying much weight, over a longer distance. Still, if it does, I will be pleased, especially considering the price!

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            4.0

            nice RACK!

            By spamcan

            from orange county, ca

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Tough to Install

            Best Uses

            • Commuting

            Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

            I have been looking for a front rack for awhile, but was reluctant to pay a bunch. Nashbar saved the day again! A little difficult to set up because the pieces are awkward to hold. A third hand or helper would be great. Seems flimsy until you get it all tied together, then its rock solid. Rack sits low and panniers clear tires with no problems. Rack has tabs to keep panniers in place. Great rack and great price!

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            3.0

            Appears Solid - Not an Automatic fit.

            By Corkscrew

            from Boise, ID

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Tough to Install

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Touring

            Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

            I bought this for my Touring bike, as it is a cheap alternative that matches my Blackburn rear rack.

            The rack is solid and fairly light weight.

            Mounting to my bike's mid-fork brazeons proved to be difficult. (Cannondale T700) To get the rack level I had to fabricate two extenders out of aluminum stock. This extends the rack up from where it mounts to the lower fork. The rack tilted forward horribly before I did this.

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            4.0

            Great little rack for the money

            By Cyclebum

            from NE Texas

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Set Up
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Bikes

              Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

              If you're looking for a front rack that will work with just about any standard fork and pannier, and are on a budget, this is the one.

              When mounted properly, this rack is rock solid. I've been using one for 4 years of extensive touring with zero problems.

              I you have a fork with no mid point attach point for a rack, this is the one that will get the job done.

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