Nashbar Front Rack

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Nashbar Front Rack
The Nashbar Front Rack uses a unique design that mounts to the V-brake/cantilever studs to provide a small, stable platform the size of a 6-pack.
  • Increased security is offered by the stabilizer tab that attaches to the reflector mounting hole (center hole) located in the center of the fork crown
Nashbar Front Rack
  • MFPARTNUMBER CL-704F
  • DIMENSIONS 9 x 6"
  • WEIGHT
  • MOUNTING V-brake/cantilever studs
  • CAPACITY 15lbs
  • Rating 4

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Nashbar Front Rack
 
4.0

(based on 25 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (18)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Durable (11)
  • Easy to set up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (10)
  • City bikes (6)
  • Road bikes (6)
  • Commuting (5)
  • Mountain bikes (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (14), Commuter (7), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (7), Speed oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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4.0

Great value for front rack options.

By mitnegah

from Albany, Indiana

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Not Difficult To Install
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking
    • Touring

    Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

    Mounted on 700c fork with included hardware. Easy to mount to cantilever studs, but forming mounting bracket to not interfere with centerpull brakes was interesting. With NB lo-rider front rack, should provide ample front space and capacity for gear for any level of ride/tour. This rack is a great value and seems pretty sturdy.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    "excellent little rack"

    By bmxoldguy

    from Escondido, CA

    About Me Commuter

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

      I bought this so I could "ditch the backpack" on my daily commute. Its perfect for a small cooler,uniforms,etc.,or stabilizing a large handlebar bag. Easy to install,and the price is right. Perfect for light bulky loads.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Comes in handy...

      By Packbacker

      from Somerville, MA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great For A Six Pack
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Packy Runs

        Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

        I really did not need this rack but I got it anyways. I have been using it lately to put a six pack on when I do a Packy Run, though I have thought of several other uses. I might secure a 50 Caliber Ammo can on it so I can place some tools etc in it, my gloves and lock it up so my stuff does not disappear. I commute with the bike I put this rack on (Motobecane Fantom Cross UNO)and it went on without any problems. There was ample hardware to get it on a number of makes and models of bicycles.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        cool rack

        By spamcan

        from orange county, ca

        About Me Commuter

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

          Sweet little rack. Not sure what I'm going to use it for, but I always wanted one and the price was right. Took a while to set up. my v brake became crooked and it took a while for me to figure it out. Came with perfect little spacers to clear the brakes. very light and no logos.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great mount for basket

          By Bicycle Bob

          from Wilbur, Washington

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Gets the weight lower
          • Leaves bars clamp free
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City

            Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

            With a basket ziptied to it, it's down and out of the way. When carrying items lower, the bike handling improves. It makes a great place to store your helmet when your ride is over. It would be nice if this product was available with a basket

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Versatile! Some assembly req'd.

            By Jim

            from CNY

            About Me Commuter

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Hardware not universal

            Best Uses

            • Carrying six packs
            • Commuting/City

            Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

            Practical. A little improvisation may be needed to figure out the best way to mount it on your bike. I've used it on occasion in conjunction with the Nashbar Front Bag and more typically as a general-purpose small cargo platform. It can support more than can a handlebar-attached basket.

            Nashbar ought to consider marketing it as the "Nashbar Six Pack Rack", because that's exactly how big it is.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Cute, but forget about touring with it.

            By Aqua the tourista

            from Vernon, BC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Fits fork with long rakes
            • Fits weird shaped front

            Cons

            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Light mini panniers

            Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

            I put 2 custom long panniers on this thing for a 400k tour. The panniers had no more than 5 lbs at any time as I just used it for tools. The racks main bolt came out and I had to use a ziptie. By the end of the tour the supports were completely twisted and hitting my tire. Only good for very light usage, but what do you expect for the price.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Right on!

            By TibetanMonkey

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City

              Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

              I put it on a folding bike and it was right on. Not even the included hardware was needed. Ordered two more.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Very useful

              By bigbenaugust

              from Sunnyvale, CA

              About Me Commuter

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City

              Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

              Mine lasted a year or so. Perhaps I am just hard on my equipment, but I managed to break the arm that attaches to the center of the fork (which I replaced with a beefier one, no problem), then the deck snapped off from the front of the rack's frame. Not having a TIG welding set handy, I had to retire it at that point. I'm not sure I ever carried more than 10lb on it, but I did have a VistaLite 5-LED front light/reflector mounted to the hole in the front, which probably contributed to the rack's final breakage.

              Don't mount a headlight to the front and this rack will be fine.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Added a clear coat...

              By BillF

              from Columbus, OH

              About Me Commuter

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nashbar Front Rack:

                  Nice rack, weel built, would recommend. I added a high gloss clear coat to match my frame as the stock paint is flat. Reminds me of a Blackburn rack, just as good.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Comfort Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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