asked by: a guest how much weight can the rack support without failing?
anwered by: a guest Rivendell says 4.4 lbs for their version they have 2 sets of stays though, and Grant Peterson is very conservative on such things. To a certain extent it depends on how you attach it to your bike and the geometry you have. Attaching to braze-on's is better than clamps, and having a bike designed for front end loads (low to mid-trail geometry)is safer than having the more typical high trail found these days. If you put 5 lbs in it I'd think that would be a safe limit, I have one it works great with Rando bags and front baskets, but it works much better on my low trail Rando frame.
anwered by: a guest The recommended maximum payload as given by Nitto's 2015 catalog is 5kg = 11lbs. The figure of 8kg = 18lbs is shown on another U.S. vendor's site but is incorrect.
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This rack is beautifully made and finished. Sure, it's expensive, but it will probably outlast your bike, and you.
I didn't have trouble mounting it, in spite of the lack of instructions. However, I found that the legs weren't long enought to use with the low-rider rack mount on my front fork. I used the provided clamps, but if Nitto makes a longer stay, I'd like to use it with my lowrider mount.
Likes: Easy Mounting, Great Utility, Good Asthetics, Highly Adjustable, Solid Workhorse
Works for: Hybrid, Road, Comfort, MTB
Dislikes: No Instructions
September 19, 2011
reviewed by: bulldog1935
I really had no problem mounting this, even to my Weinmann center pull, without instructions, and remounting a shorty fender on the other end of the brake bolt. The key is getting it all assembled with the wheel off, don't tighten, then put the wheel back on with full pressure and hold the brake as you re-tighten the main brake bolt. Then adjust and final-tighten the rack. My bike doesn't have fork braze-ons, so I used the fork-mount wraps which are very well made. Nitto makes some 42cm stays, which would be perfect for attaching to my fork drop-outs, and I may eventually chase these down.
This is a very useful lightweight, light-load rack, and makes a lot of sense with a small bag for icing down your favorite beverage, extending your rear-rack trunk bag picnic, jamming in a bunch of tools, or maybe bringing along a personal-size watermelon.
Tree Fort's price on this is by far the best you'll find. After admiring my work, I found myself polishing my rear Blackburn rack to make it look a little more like this gorgeous brazed, chromed steel.