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Tubus Bicycle Touring Racks, made of high quality tubular chromoly or stainless steel, are the best quality bike racks I have found - sold in TheTouringStore.com at great prices!
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1. Tubus Evo Series Chromoly Steel Rear Racks
Tubus Cargo Evo Tubus Logo Evo Tubus Vega Evo
Cargo Evo, Logo Evo, Vega Evo. See the new Evo 3D Dropouts and other improvements!
2. Tubus Front Lowrider Racks -- Chromoly Steel or Stainless Steel
Tubus Tara Tubus Duo Tubus Ergo
Tubus Nova Tara Big Apple
3. Tubus Matched Front and Rear Sets!
Earn Savings with Tubus Matched Front and Rear Rack Sets!
4. Tubus Stainless Steel Rear Racks
Tubus Cosmo Tubus Fly Classic Stainless Steel
5. Tubus Titanium and Specialty Rear Racks
Tubus Logo Titan Tubus Airy
6. The Following Racks are IN STOCK! Pages with descriptions are coming soon!
Click on Fly Evo and Logo Classic 29er photos for larger images.
Find information on the Fly Evo and Logo Classic 29er racks at www.tubus.com, or give us a call.
Tubus Fly Evo . . . $130.00
Tubus Logo Classic 29er . . . $150.00
7. Tubus/Ortlieb Special Rack and Pack Combos
Special Tubus/Ortlieb Rack and Pack Combos!
Earn Savings on Mixed Combos of Tubus Racks and Ortlieb Packs!
8. Ortlieb Matched Sets of Panniers and Packs
Special Matched Sets of Ortlieb Panniers and Packs!
Earn Savings on Matched Sets of Ortlieb Panniers and Packs!
9. Ortlieb Mini-Combos of Panniers and Packs
Special Mini-Combos of Ortlieb Panniers and Packs!
Earn Savings on Mini-Combos of Ortlieb Panniers and Packs!
10. Tubus Rack Accessories
Busch & Muller Taillights Front Kickstand for Lowrider
11. Tubus Rack Fitting Solutions
Tubus Rack Fitting Solutions
12. Tubus Rack Comparisons
Tubus rack Comparisons
Tubus Rack Facts . . .
WILL A TUBUS RACK FIT MY BIKE? There are a LOT of different bike designs. Some easily accommodate bike racks, and some are a challenge to fit. If you do not already have brazed-on fittings on your rear dropouts, seatstays, fork tips, or fork blades, please contact me and I can help you determine if racks will fit your bike. I have some adapters that may help you mount racks on bikes that do not have the proper fittings. I have a toll free 800 number listed in my contact information below.
Tubus racks don't just look great. They are hand made of high quality chromoly steel or stainless steel tubing. They have strong 10mm-14mm diameter tubes and custom frame builder's quality welds. Tubus racks have the highest stated carrying capacity I have found.
The Tubus Cargo evo's rated capacity is 88 lbs. For comparison, I have seen the capacity on the Blackburn Expedition Rear Rack listed at 40 lbs, and the Jandd rear rack at 70 lbs. If you are headed out for a long distance, heavily loaded tour, the extra capacity could be the difference between a smooth tour or a breakdown
Tubus racks have the best mounting system I have seen. Instead of the standard twisted steel brackets - that only adjust forward and back - most Tubus racks have a special mounting system that adjusts forward and back, AND side to side, so you can perfectly level and align your rack. They will fit a wide variety of frame sizes, and is easy to set up. Most of the Tubus rear racks use a variation of this mounting system.
Tubus racks fit most bikes without needing any modifications, but some bike manufacturers place their seatstay rack mounting eyelets at a height that causes an upper rack mounting stay to interfere with the action of your rear brake. Tubus uses solid aluminum rods for their upper mounting stays. Aluminum mounting stays are relatively easy to bend. If you find that a brake lever arm wants to occupy the same space as the mounting stay, it is OK to bend the mounting stay, so it will not be in the way. Be sure to bend only on the round portion of the stay. Never bend the flat portion where they have drilled the mounting hole -- that will weaken the stay at the point where it changes from flat to round. I would suggest you use a piece of thick coat hanger wire and bend a template first, to be sure of the shape you will need, before you bend the mounting stay. If possible, use a vise, pad the jaws to reduce scratches, and you will have a lot of control when making your bends.
CLICK HERE to see Tubus Rack Fitting Solutions for a variety of rack fitting problems, including mounting front racks on forks without mid-fork rack fittings, disc brakes, heel clearance problems with panniers due to short chainstay length, and mounting racks on race bikes or bikes without rack mounting fittings.
Rack-Top Packs (Rack Trunks) and Tubus Racks. If you have or intend to use a rectangular rack-top pack (also called a rack trunk), such as the Lone Peak RP700 Rack Pack, then I would recommend either the Cargo evo or Cosmo SS racks. The Logo evo and Vega evo will also work with the Lone Peak rack pack, but the best fit is with the larger top platform areas on the Cargo evo and Cosmo SS. Most rack trucks fasten near their edges and corners. You'll find that the narrower top platform areas on the Fly, Airy, Carry, and Disco racks do not work well with most rack-top packs with built-in mounting systems. Rack top packs on these racks may end up feeling "tippy," if you can attach them at all. You may feel them tipping from side to side as you ride -- especially during cornering.
Why Buy from me? Well, besides my great prices, I try hard to keep all of the Tubus Racks in stock (those available in the USA). They can be hard to get sometimes. Second, I ship them to you for FREE in the lower 48 states. Third, if you are also purchasing my Lone Peak or Ortlieb Panniers, you can have the convenience of purchasing your touring racks and packs from one place and save on shopping time. And I offer expertise in fitting racks to your bikes, terrific service and a no-risk return policy!
These are the best quality touring racks you will find! The designs are strong, simple, and sharp looking. If you are going on a long distance tour, THESE ARE THE RACKS YOU WANT!
What makes the Tubus 10 year warranty superior? Within the first three years of the warranty period, Tubus grants worldwide delivery of all Tubus spare parts to registered customers. They send spare parts by courier to any place in the world free of charge. I know - some companies offer a lifetime warranty, but that does not mean their racks are better. It's just that most racks are never used for heavily loaded cross country touring, so those companies can afford to offer a lifetime warranty because their racks rarely get strength tested.
In over 30 years in the bicycle industry, I have attended most of the international bicycling trade shows, so I am familiar with the other brands of racks out there. I have never seen better quality racks! I carry them because I wanted the best possible rack to compliment the panniers I sell, and Tubus is the best choice!
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HOW TO PAY BY CREDIT or DEBIT CARD . . . Call Wayne at Toll-Free 800-747-0588 any weekday between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Mountain Time in Colorado. Please see my OPEN HOURS below. If you get voicemail, I may be on the line with another customer, so please leave a message with your phone number, time zone and best times to call, and I will get back to you as soon as possible ‒ or wait 20 minutes and try again.
HOW TO PAY BY PayPal . . . by EMAIL or PHONE . . . If you are confident you have made the right selections, we can process your order completely by email, or you are welcome to call in your PayPal order on my toll-free number below. Once we confirm that we have your items in stock, we can send you a price quote and a PayPal Request to make paying quick and easy. Please email your order to wayne@TheTouringStore.com. Please provide the email address associated with your PayPal account, AND your shipping address ‒ at least city, state and Zip Code. If the email address you are using for correspondence is also the one you use for PayPal, then please say so. Many of our items qualify for free shipping within the USA and no sales tax, but not all addresses qualify, so we need your shipping address before we can send you an accurate quote. Please include your COMPLETE list of items, including all choices such as color, size, quantity, optional accessories etc. If you say for instance that you want an Ultimate 6 Plus Medium Handle Bar Bag, but forget to say "red, with no map or GPS case," we will reply and ask "what color, and do you want a map case or GPS case with the handlebar bag, and do you want the GPS in vertical or horizontal orientation?" Though we try to keep all sizes and colors in stock, if you don't include size and color choices, we can't give you stock status. If you are in a hurry, being as complete as possible with your request will help us process your order without delay.
CONTACT by PHONE . . . Call Toll-Free 1-800-747-0588 and ask for Wayne. Call any weekdays between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Mountain Time in Colorado. Please see my OPEN HOURS below. If you get voicemail, I may be on the line with another customer, so please leave a message with your phone number, time zone, and best times to call ‒ or wait 20 minutes and try again. I will get back to you as soon as possible. You may leave voicemail messages 24-7. I always respond ASAP, but sometimes I have a LOT of calls to return and emails waiting for replies, so I apologize if I can't get back to you quickly ‒ especially on a Monday morning! Thanks! Wayne
CONTACT by EMAIL . . . Send Questions to Wayne Boroughs at wayne@TheTouringStore.com. I reply same-day to most, but not all, weekday emails sent during normal business hours. Please see my OPEN HOURS below. If you contact me late in the day, or on a weekend, please don't expect a same-day response. You may send email 24‒7. I will always reply as quickly as I can! Monday replies may be slower than average because I usually start the day with a full inbox and a lot of voicemails! Thanks! Wayne
OPEN HOURS . . . I am open weekdays between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Mountain Time in Colorado. I recently turned 60, and after working 6 days a week for the last 30 years I have finally begun taking both Saturdays and Sundays off. You are welcome to email me or leave phone messages, day or night, 24-7, but please don't count on a reply or call on a weekend. I always respond ASAP, but sometimes I have a LOT of calls to return and emails waiting for replies, so I apologize if I can't get back to you quickly ‒ especially on a Monday morning! Thanks! Wayne
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