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  • trail_rat
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    Try tortec transalp disk.

    Thatll go over a caliper and looked decent to boot.

    How ever ive yet to compe across a rack that cant be easily modified to fit with disks…..

    Long bolts and spacers

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Topeak Super Tourist DX

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    Started a new job, so planning on riding the 22 mile (each way) commute a couple of times a week. So I need a pannier rack that will fit my On One ti cross bike.

    I like the look of the Tubus Disco but its chuffing pricey. Axiom Streamliner Disc looks to be a bit of a copy of it, but the Streamliner DLX looks a lot nicer, but I can’t find any images of either fitted properly.

    What the best looking (ie most subtle) but sensible and lightweight options out there?

    The Madison Ridge also looks good value, bt I can’t see how it fits around a brake calliper.

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    +1 for the Topeak

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    If it’s just for a few bits, have you looked at the Bridge Street Saddlebags? You won’t be stuck with a rack on your cross bike then….

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    +2 for the Topeak

    m360
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    Blackburn EXP1 disc for me, it’s on my hard tail at the moment as I can’t quite bring myself to put it on the new CX bike just yet. Keeping that for “best” for a few weeks 😈

    TurnerGuy
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    have a look at the racks on the tripster atr thread

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    I’m sure you’ve decided on a rack as the way to go, but I do a similar commute with a £15 Karrimor running rucksack from sports direct – it’s one of the soft ones so you can pack the weight low on to your hips, and I can get clothes including shoes in there – just take a towel in on a car day and swap. Working out best for me so far of all the options I’ve tried.

    rj2dj
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    +3 Topeak. It’s pretty light too, if you worry about that sort of thing. Needs a bit of bodging or an extra clip to fix a rear light to it.

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    Cheers all.
    I need a pannier rack as I’ll be carrying a laptop so don’t want it on my back/won’t go in a saddle bag.

    Topeak looks most suitable, I guess, but its certainly not as elegant as the Tubus

    Or the cheaper Axiom:

    shuhockey
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    Carradice SQR. Sorted.

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    Carradice SQR. Sorted.

    I need a pannier rack as I’ll be carrying a laptop so don’t want it on my back/won’t go in a saddle bag.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    My laptop goes in my Caradice SQR Tour slim.

    Best option for me – no rack, no sweaty back

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    Too small for my laptop Ned.

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    I’m looking for similar – tending to the Tortec, can be had for c. £20 last I looked, or about £25 / £30 in LBS.

    Looking at some of the above – the Tubus is a QR mount (I have eyelets at the rear triangle) and the Axoim is a P-clamp (I have braze-on mounts). Alternative for me seems to be the Topeak as above.

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    I bought a Tubus Disco as I thought it was one of the best looking racks and I wanted something I could fit to a disc frame easily (although Googling suggests you can probably bodge most racks onto most frames). I’d say it’s worth the money; it’s pretty light and seems bomb-proof so should last forever!

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    Topeak +lots. Been using one for years. It’s top. Mudguards though. That’s a different issue ….. grumble grumble.

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    also the second rack posted above isn’t an Axiom, it’s another Tubus (Vega) which is why it looks so good! Axiom racks look very clunky IMO (as do Topeak, although I’m sure they’re very well made/functional).

    lemonysam
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    I’ve used a madison Ridge for the past couple of years:

    It’s been absolutely solid as is a fair bit cheaper

    mattsccm
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    And another for the Topeak

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    I have an Axiom Streamliner and am really pleased with it. It was less than £100 for the rack and panniers and I have used it commuting and touring. It is all really well made and the panniers are waterproof.

    Dogsby

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    Thanks again everyone.

    Any chance of some pics of the racks installed, especially on the disc side?
    Cheers.

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    Portland Design Works Payload racks can apparently handle discs.

    Link to PDW Website – Picture 2 shows it on a bike with discs.

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    I posted a similar thread a while ago – couldn’t find a pannier rack that was both suitable for discs and had a slim enough fixing point. So we ended up filing down an existing Topeak (it has massive square sections that provide the spacing around the disc) – had to take a chunk off the corner to get it to align with the frame fixing point, but it works well now.
    instagram.com/p/sr1f5GEtX2/
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    Tubus are much cheaper from our continental cousins….. :mrgreen:

    Airy Ti for less than the cost of a “UK” Tubus steel rack

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    I’ve got a tubus whatever-it-is in the wardrobe from when Evans were getting rid for £25.

    It’s the 26″ one, but it still sits a bit high on the Peregrine – eyelets are on the seatstays above the disc mount.

    I’m hoping to get someone to artfully rearrange it for me.

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    Picture 2 shows it on a bike with discs.

    Yes, but inboard disc mounts, my bike has conventional mounts 🙁

    Looks like the Axiom isn’t available, so its time to get onto Tubus bargain hunting…

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