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Technical => Luggage => Topic started by: Philq on November 11, 2018, 11:35:39 AM

Title: Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?
Post by: Philq on November 11, 2018, 11:35:39 AM
Apologies if this has been done elsewhere but I'd be interested in others' experiences of fitting a rear rack to a disk braked Mercury.

I'm not intending to carry an enormous amount (I've got a Raven for that!) probably at max a couple of front panniers so currently I'm thinking of a Tubus Fly in stainless steel. Do these fit easliy enough round the disk brakes? Or is there a better alternative?

Title: Re: Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?
Post by: mickeg on November 11, 2018, 03:59:04 PM
Some friends of mine use Toppeak racks that have an extra offset at the bottoms of the legs to give brake units the clearance they need.

I am just listing this as an example:
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/carriers-racks/topeak-super-tourist-dx-for-rear-rack-for-bikes-with-disc-brakes/

They might make other racks that are more applicable to your purposes, I did a search and that particular Toppeak rack was the first one for discs that my search gave me.  I did not research it any more than that.

I have not used these types of racks, but my only bike with disc brake in back has the brake unit on the chainstay instead of seatstay so I do not need such a modification.  But my friends are happy with the racks they got.

Title: Re: Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?
Post by: Dave Whittle Thorn Workshop on November 12, 2018, 12:46:45 PM
Does your Mercury have a TRP brake or Avid BB7?
Title: Re: Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?
Post by: Philq on November 12, 2018, 01:20:08 PM
Hi Dave, thanks for responding. My Mercury has Hope disks
Title: Re: Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?
Post by: Dave Whittle Thorn Workshop on November 13, 2018, 11:28:53 AM
In which case the Tubus rack will fit fine, but you will need to fit the mudguards with P clips to the rack. We have specially made Stainless clips for this purpose, if you call 01278 441505 we can sell you some.
Title: Re: Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?
Post by: pinkbunnyok96 on January 25, 2019, 08:50:58 AM
ive fitted thorn rack to my mercury 2 years ago done a few tours never had a problem xt hydrolic fitted