The Topeak Explorer rack, as its name suggests, is ready to head out exploring by bike! With a tough 6061 T6 aluminum construction and a top plate conveniently designed to clip right in with the Topeak MTX and RX trunk bags, your ready to go and out the door in no time. The hollow tubing makes for some a lightweight rack, and it mounts up to your standard eyelets for an easy installation. With an easy one size fits all design, the Topeak Explorer is your solution for fun!
Tubular aluminum construction with 6061 T6
Integrated top plate for RX and MTX trunk bags
Weighs in at 590g
Easy Mounting (5),
Great Utility (5),
Good Asthetics (2),
Aluminum / Lightweig (5),
5.0 GEARS 5 reviews
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asked by: a guest Will an MTX trunk bag and Ortlieb classic rollers fit this rack at the same time?
anwered by: t.young I don't think that could work. We have the rack and bag here in the store, and when I put the bag on the rack I couldn't think of a way for additional bags to fit on due to the long connection system for the rack/bag.
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Lightweight, sturdy, easy to install. My road bike does not have seat stay braze-ons, but the rack went on easily enough with some rubber-coated clamps from the hardware store. Attaches securely, no rattling.
Likes: Aluminum / Lightweig, Easy Mounting, Great Utility
Works for: Road
August 11, 2010
reviewed by: amarklin
Seems pretty lightweight. Straightforward mounting, built-in support for fold out side panniers on my Topeak Trunk Bag. Secured to the bike tightly. Unlike others I've heard, it doesn't rattle on the rails-to-trails rides when loaded down or even without a bag installed. I planned to take it on and off as necessary, and I probably could do it quickly with 4 screws securing it, but there's no need--I never notice it's there until I need it.
Paired with a Topeak MTX Trunk Bag DXP, I can do my grocery shopping for the week with this one rack.
Likes: Easy Mounting, Great Utility, Aluminum / Lightweig
Works for: Hybrid, Comfort
July 09, 2010
reviewed by: lwheeles
Love it. It is easily removable and had a nice carrying handle. hard to park in a bike rack because it's so big and awkward with the basket on, but I still love it. I bought the expandable kryptonite R4 light to lock it on my bike.
Summed up: Highly recommend it. Great price from Tree Fort Bikes.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Good Asthetics, Aluminum / Lightweig, Durable, Easy Mounting, Great Utility
Works for: MTB, Hybrid
July 30, 2013
reviewed by: rwoehlke
I bought this rack and the MTX Trunkbag DX for my Cannondale Tandem. The rack fit the bike perfectly and the bag mounts right on the rack by sliding on the groves on the top. It is really well designed and easy to mount and take on and off quickly.
The rack is a matte black finish. I thought is was very easy to install especially if your bike has braze-ons for a rear rack.
The rack and the bag combination are great, and would recommend to anyone that does a lot of touring.