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Best rack ever
Low profile, outstanding stability, very sturdy, works with variety of small bags
Maybe a bit tighter seat tube clasp so the rack doesn't tip backward. This is a very minor slippage however and is easily corrected.
Great rack. Easy to install and remove. Extremely lightweight. Works on bikes that don't have rack mounts so it is extremely useful.
Works best with its proprietary bag.
Arkel Back Rack
Acts as a rear fender on wet rides
Great for road/racing bikes
None at this time
Arkel Seat post rack
Easy to mount and transfer to another bike no other tools are required once properly installed. Lightweight rack worth its weight. It connects to the seat with a mechanical connection plus to the seat post with a velcro strap that is plenty secure. The rack is rated for 13 pounds, I have never loaded mine to this limit but, probably half of the max easily, it feels stable unless you get out of the seat and start really pumping the pedals you may feel the extra weight behind you.
Not designed for heavy loads. May have to adjust locking lever when it's moved to another bike. Certain bags may slide to rear of rack depending on velcro strap placement. There are two positions of rack height from under the seat. I like my rack to be low as possible. So l custom made a bracket to allow me to change the rack height to go low on one of my road bikes, On my Caletti road bike this is not an issue.
I do light road touring basically for the day so a seat bag was to small for me. I really try to avoid using a small back pack just not comfortable riding in Santa Cruz mountains or anywhere, the back pack does not breath well with annoying chaffing. I also commute on the bike and it is holding up well I have over 200 miles on this rack with out a problem. For day trips I will not leave without this rack and bag.
Great rack and easy to fit.
A well-engineered and very useful product
I had given up the idea of using my Cannondale Synapse 5 Carbon on certain rides due to not being able to carry enough stuff, and that problem is now solved. This fits well also using the adapter for my Brooks B17 seat and seems sturdy enough.
I really like to keep any load as low and far forward as possible, so am using the included extensions. Unfortunately, I don't have quite the "minimum" seatpost exposed, but it is close and goes onto the bike with just a slight downward slope to the rear. Still a big thank you to Arkel for thinking up something like this!
It would be nice to have a couple of alternate extension lengths for cases like mine.
Worked well, Easy to install
Worked well with Arkel pack. Did 500 miles of road rides on country roads with no problems. Easy to install and remove. Caused no damage to carbon fiber seat post.
A bit heavy.
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