Nitto has long been one of the names on the forefront of putting together high end commuting and touring bikes, and the M12 front rack is one of the models that made them famous. This small front rack meant for carrying a single bag is constructed from small tubular CroMoly steel for durability and relatively light weight, and mounts right up to your center fork hole and cantilever brake bosses for easy installation. The Nitto M12 is designed specifically to work with cantilever brakes leaving ample clearance for the cable and brake arms to operate and keeping your bike as functional as it was designed to be, no compromises needed.
Tubular steel with a beautiful polished finish
Designed to work with cantilever brakes
Weighs in at 250g
Easy Mounting (2),
Great Utility (2),
Good Asthetics (2),
Aluminum / Lightweig (1),
Solid Workhorse (3)
5.0 GEARS 4 reviews
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asked by: a guest Can I purchase a replacement set of mounting bolts for my NITTO M-12 front rack
anwered by: canteau While we do not sell Nitto hardware to mount the M-12 rack to your bike, it does use standard stainless steel M5 hardware that can be found at your local home center or hardwares store.
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I installed this on a Surly LHT (26 inch wheels) to hold an Acorn Roxy Rando Front bag. I had to bend the arms a little to make it fit the break bosses. Other than that installation was simple. This is a great price.
Likes: Solid Workhorse, Great Utility, Good Asthetics, Aluminum / Lightweig, Durable, Easy Mounting
Works for: Road, Hybrid
November 27, 2012
reviewed by: dgerton
The Nitto M12 is the standard when it comes to front racks. I've had mine for years and have put thousands of miles on it touring, commuting, and grocery gettin' and it still looks like it just came out of the box.
I use mine with a rando bag most of the time, but have also zip-tied baskets to it for shopping, and bungied my tent to it. It's a solid, silent platform for these jobs and doesn't seem to add any weight of its own, at least not that you'd notice.
There are eyelets on both spars that you can attach lights to, and I've used the Paul Gino Light Mount for that. Works great. There's also a boss underneath that adds additional support to the fender, if you're using them, and that also works great.