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Tubus Front Racks
The standard in bike racks for a very good reason. Tubus makes it looks easy. With twenty years of research and design your bound to find the exact rack to fit your needs.
|Tubus Airy||Rear||230 g||30 kg||Titanium|
|Tubus Cargo||Rear||625 g||40 kg||25CrMo4|
|Tubus Carry||Rear||350 g||30 kg||Titanium|
|Tubus Cosmo||Rear||680 g||40 kg||Stainless Steel|
|Tubus Disco||Rear||658 g||20 kg||25CrMo4|
|Tubus Fly||Rear||330 g||18 kg||25CrMo4|
|Tubus Logo||Rear||730 g||40 kg||25CrMo4|
|Tubus Locc||Rear||1050 g||40 kg||25CrMo4|
|Tubus Vega||Rear||510 g||25 kg||25CrMo4|
|RackTime FoldIt||Rear||700 g||25 kg||Aluminum|
|RackTime AddIt||Rear||733 g||30 kg||Aluminum|
|Tubus Duo||Front||510 g||15 kg||25CrMo4|
|Tubus Ergo||Front||570 g||15 kg||25CrMo4|
|Tubus Nova||Front||535 g||15 kg||Stainles Steel|
|Tubus Tara||Front||500 g||15 kg||25CrMo4|
Some notes on rack materials:
- Aluminum is stiff, lightweight and cannot be welded. An extra stiff rack can be unforgiving on the rider when biking over potholes or rough dirt roads with a full load. If the tubes are bent, structured integrity can be compromised, vastly reducing the weight capacity.
- 25CrMo4 (aka “Chro-Moly” alloy) is a more flexible metal that can be welded or even bent into shape, but is heavier than other metals.
- Stainless Steel has all the benefits of 25CrMo4, plus is slightly stronger and has a shiny surface. Stainless Steel is the best rack material for remote touring expeditions.
- Titanium is by far the lightest and strongest metal that is more flexible than 25CrMo4/Stainless Steel. The only downside of Titanium is that it cannot easily be welded/bent into shape.
Notice that the Tubus steel/chro-moly racks weigh less than the RackTime Aluminum racks. Tubus makes performance-oriented racks and uses very high quality steel, while RackTime is an entry-level rack that uses lower grade aluminum.