Rear rack for Catrike trail: seeking suggestions/options

avolve
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Rear rack for Catrike trail: seeking suggestions/options

Postby avolve » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:13 pm

My Catlike trail came with a Axiom rear rack.

Unfortunately my standard sized Arkel panniers do not fit (the cord between the mount and the bottom hooks is longer than the rack height), and I am looking for a suitable replacement rack. It looks the same as the one pictured here — http://www.catrike.com/#!Cat%20in%20the ... /image13fk — on my trail the top of the rack sits pretty close to flush with the top of the seat (it clashes with the headrest as well: too close)

The rack is also a little busy (the says intersecting the top), impacting on where the top pannier hooks/cam-locks can sit, so even if I can can somehow modify to fit the panniers, it might not be suitable.

Utah Trikes have an adjustable rack — http://www.utahtrikes.com/PROD-11617998.html — though shipping is a significant expense (same price as the rack). Old Man Mountain's Sherpa is recommended by some, though comes in at AU$200 (they are a quality rack). They can be axle or eyelet mounted.

Wondering if there are any other suggestions out there...

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Re: Rear rack for Catrike trail: seeking suggestions/options

Postby OldBloke » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:29 pm

Depends whether you want fancy or basic. I bought one of these:
https://www.velogear.com.au/bicycle-acc ... k-318.html

Partly on price and partly because of the mounting flexibility. It still may sit a bit too high over your Trail's rear wheel though.

OB

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Re: Rear rack for Catrike trail: seeking suggestions/options

Postby avolve » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:57 pm

Thanks @OB. Height seems less an issue than rack length in front of the eyelets.

I am considering/leaning towards the Tubus Logo Classic (still might have length issues) at the moment

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