Author Topic: Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?  (Read 286 times)

Philq

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Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?
« 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?


mickeg

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Re: Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?
« Reply #1 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.


Dave Whittle Thorn Workshop

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Re: Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 12:46:45 PM »
Does your Mercury have a TRP brake or Avid BB7?

Philq

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Re: Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 01:20:08 PM »
Hi Dave, thanks for responding. My Mercury has Hope disks
« Last Edit: November 12, 2018, 05:16:38 PM by Philq »

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Re: Recommended rear rack for Mercury with disk brakes?
« Reply #4 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.