Most helpful positive review
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 7 April 2014
I don't know why people are saying they took 2 hours to fit it because there were no instructions, it came ready assembled with 2 long screws, 2 short ones a couple of stand-offs and some washers.
Some frames have mounting holes near the top of the seat stay tubes for fixing a rack, if your frame does not then you will need to use (make) an adapter for this rack. The arms that hold the rack to the seat stay tubes will need to be bent or twisted slightly to match the angle of the seat stay tubes, this is the most difficult part of attaching it to the frame but fairly straightforward.
You also need to have threaded holes on the frame next to the wheel spindle for attaching mudgaurd stays, without these, you will need to find another way to mount this rack or choose a different rack.
My only gripe is that the plastic block attaching the front arms to the rack is not fitted squarely, the threaded fixing holes are out of line, this puts the rack slightly out of line. It's hardly worth returning it for an exchange item since it's probably a common issue and any replacement will probably be the same so I will carefully bend the arms to compensate.
The 'mousetrap' spring is very strong, I will probably remove the whole clamp and spring which I have no use for, a bungy net is a far better option anyway.
There are very few racks for MTB frames that can be used with disk brakes for this price so you have to expect a to do a little DIY if you buy one.
Overall this is very sturdy, nicely finished and will do the job well (after some small adjustments), I only gave it 4 stars because of the holes in the plastic block being slightly out of line but for most people this will not cause any real issues.