This is a stainless steel front rack that is perfect for a handlebar bag. The decaleur (bag mount receiver) is integrated into the rack platform. The advantage to this system is: your bag-decaleur-rack combination is more solid, lighter, and less likely to rattle. Integration is the Holy Grail of Constucteur-style bikes, and we feel that these racks are a big step in that direction.
All VO racks are made from polished tubular stainless steel, so they will never rust, flake, and can be re-polished to a mirror shine even after years of use. As with our other racks, there are light mounts on the side of the platform. The platform is 20.5 cm long and 10.2 cm wide.
Most traditional style handlebar bags work perfectly with this rack (any bag around 20cm tall), but very tall bags may need a longer bag mount. If you plan on getting into offroad exploration, we suggest using a toe strap or Voile strap on the bottom of the bag to ensure it says put over the rough stuff.
If you are getting a custom frame made, we suggest sending the rack to the builder beforehand.
This rack requires the use of cantilever brake bosses. Use the Randonneur Front Rack with Integrated Decaleur if you don't have cantilever brakes.
12lbs (5.4KG) max weight capacity.
All mounting hardware is included. Installation instructions found here.
Please note that mounting this rack to Paul Component cantilever brakes requires the use of Paul's special rack bolts and spacers.