Review: Tubus Cargo Rear Rack

Tubus racks are beautifully made, relatively lightweight yet durable and come with a great warranty. We believe you’re crazy choosing any other brand for your rear rack. The Cargo is one of the oldest models and comes in two sizes (26″ or 700c).

The why:

– Tubus are the racks to beat in the rear rack world, and are also one of the only rack companies we would recommend for bicycle touring – 9/10 long distance bicycle tourers will agree.

– It uses steel tubing, yet is as light as any aluminium rack

– Almost unbreakable

– Lovely high quality bolts and fittings

– Great warranty replacement program

– Perfect rack to use in conjunction with the Ortlieb Rackpack bags

The why not:

– After a lot of use, the steel tubing rusts on wear patches

– The black beams that connect the top of the rack to your frame will discolour over time (to orange!)

The Difference between the Tubus Cargo and Logo

This is a commonly asked question for CyclingAbout, as these racks are the same price with the same carrying capacity!

We recommend the Cargo if:

– You want to use an Ortlieb Rackpack bag over your rear panniers (larger surface area on the top)

– You want slightly more ground clearance for your bags (off-road touring)

– Your upper seatstay bolts are particularly wide set (the Cargo is a much better fit for frames with this characteristic)

We recommend the Logo if:

– You need additional heel clearance (for people with big feet or short chainstays on their frame)

– You want to strap goods onto the top of your rack (as panniers can be taken off while things are strapped to the top)

– You want a lower centre of gravity (the panniers sit low on the Logo, great for road touring)

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$110 USD

Similar products:

– Tubus Logo

– Tubus Cosmo (lighter, and made from stainless steel for those afraid of rust)

– Surly Nice rack


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