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  Nitto Big Front Rack 34F - 20075

Made in: Japan

Availability: eta late October
product code: R5

Our design, made by Nitto of tubular CrMo steel, then nickel plated for lustrousness and durability. It has a platform for a big load--sleeping bag, mat, tent, whatever--and horizontal bars lower for hooking on regular old panniers. The lower position isn't as low as low-riders, but it's not that important to keep the load that low anyways.

The stressed portions are trussed up (triangulated) to totally prevent failures. For most tours, you don't need a rack with this much load-carrying capability. But when you do, this is the one to get.

Note: 30 lbs weight limit.

One size works with 26", 650B, 609, and 700c/29er.

Torque Specs

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4   Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Nice Rack and Fast Delivery June 18, 2014
Reviewer: Wilhelm from Sweden  

The rack looks great and fine quality, and I cannot wait to use it.

This is review is more about shipment delivery.

I live in Sweden and I must thank Rivbike for doing it so quickly. I might have been one of the lucky one but this is how fast my shipment went.

Order placed the 06/12/2014
Order received the 06/17/2014

Less than 5 days for deliveries to Europe- Sweden.

Please note that I had to pay an hefty tax import of 500 SEK but I cannot say I was not warned about it- and this rack is not easy to come by.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Beautiful and functional but... July 8, 2013
Reviewer: Mark Keller from Bellingham, WA United States  
I've had this rack since about 2004 so I don't know if the design has changed since then.  The extra horizontal bars beg you to strap on anything you can think of.  The bolt hole on the front is a great place to put a light.  I cut a piece of old handle bar, drilled a hole in it an bolted it onto the rack.  Now I can clamp lights to the rack and keep my handle bars uncluttered.

Sadly however I discovered that the rack is not compatible with tektro CR720 canti brakes on my Atlantis.  They sit too far forward.  I suspect that this may also be a problem with other high profile cantis.  Looks like I'll be reverting to  the oryx.

Still love the rack though.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent rack September 9, 2012
Reviewer: Simon from Medford, MA  
I have both this front rack and the matching rear rack.  They are both amazing racks.  On a bike tour in S. America I had the front rack fully loaded including 6 liters of water strapped to the top surface.  We rode hundreds of miles on rough gravel roads.  The rack is still immaculate.  The nickel plating holds up much better than powder coating as compared to my wife's powder coated racks.

If you are planning to do fully loaded touring buy a good rack.  It really stinks deal with a broken rack.  Of course they break in the middle of nowhere and they are hard to fix.  Don't skimp get these well made Nitto racks!  Without a doubt don't buy and aluminum rack for heavy touring.

This rack is probably best suited for fully loaded touring.  There is nothing wrong with using it for lighter duty loads, but it might be slightly over kill.  

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
carrys a ton, easy set up March 8, 2012
Reviewer: Ed from Portland, OR  
The rack can carry two large panniers and a load on top, and doesn't sway.  It is seriously not possible to bend this rack.

Great for bikes that can't fit panniers on the rear rack, you can throw (mostly) two racks worth up front.  And since it mounts to the eyelets below the fork, you can go touring on your road bike!

The only downside is that you can't remove or install the front wheel without pulling out the quick release.  Not a big deal.

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