SUNLITE Alloy Rear Rack Carrier
Posted by Robert Platt Bell on 9th Apr 2014
Bike racks come in two categories, it seems. First is the cheap junk you find at Wal-Mart that fits only a kiddie bike. Then there is the very expensive junk that the "Upscale" bike shop (the one that charges $50 to fix a flat tire) has. Neither work well. Many use thin metal straps to attach the front of the rack to the frame. They bend. The kind that attach to the seat post never seem to tighten down properly.
This rack has a well-engineered attachment system that is adjustable for a wide variety of frame sizes. We installed two of them on two 1999 Trek 6000 mountain bikes, one with a large frame, the other with a very small one.
The adjustment mechanism at the hub is very well-engineered, and uses a ball and socket mechanism to lock in multiple positions. (Do not take this mechanism apart, as the little ball will fall out). It adjusts for a variety of wheel sizes and heights.
The front is attached to the frame stay with solid aluminum posts (no bent flat metal nonsense) and it comes with all the bolts you need, in case your existing bolts are old and rusty.
Do not over tighten the locking clamps on the front, however. Just snug them in.
It fits well, looks attractive, and is sturdy. And it is attractively priced.
BikemanforU comes through again!
Posted by LuRay Wright on 18th Sep 2013
great product even better customer service, ordered SunLite rear rack as a gift for my son and daughter in-law. super fast service had a small problem with address issues, but your customer service was great and very nice to work with Thank You!