Campeur Rear Rack
The VO Campeur Rack is designed for touring and commuting. It features a fully tubular stainless steel design with an upper deck and lower rail system. The lower rail keeps weight low and allows for easy pannier removal, even with the top platform loaded with a tent or dry bag.
- Stainless steel construction with a lovely, high polish finish. It won't rust like painted steel racks or fatigue and crack like some aluminum and powder-coated or painted racks.
- Long, lower rail helps gets your pannier further back to eliminate heel clipping.
- Straight, upper arms securely mount to your bike's seat stay bosses.
- There are a pair of eyelets under the top platform for direct mounting to the fender.
- A single rear, threaded eyelet is for a light mount.
- The top platform is 10 cm wide and 27 cm long. From the top of the rack to the lowest hole is 36.5cm.
- The lower tangs feature four sets of holes to fit most bikes with 26", 650b, 700c, and 27" wheels. Simply trim what you don't need or use the bottommost hole for an easy and quick installation.
- Maximum weight is 40 lbs.
- Installation instructions can be found here
Note: Oversize charges may apply when this item is shipped outside the contiguous US (e.g., Alaska, Hawaii, international, and military addresses). We will notify you of shipping charges prior to shipping.
The rack is beautiful and versatile. It was very easy to install. Adding a permanent rear light was also easy.
Aesthetically pleasing (I expect I'll still enjoy looking at it decades from now) and extremely easy to install (it took, maybe, 20 minutes).
This rack is a beautiful work of art and because of its setup can sit lower on the wheel clearing fenders without needing to be super wide. The quality of the rack is unquestionable in the welds and the arms to connect to the frame have maximum flexibility(no need for a 'hack' instruction such as bend the arms :-S). There are only two things I don't like: The pannier rails are a little thin (personal preference, not an issue with the rack), and the VO sticker was peeling and a PITA to get the sticky glue residue off. Overall I was concerned that this wouldn't live up to the price at nearly $100 more than a topeak, but that's the wrong comparison. Topeak is useful, but ugly. This is made for a more classic aesthetic and needs to be compared to a classic rear racks o yesteryear made by a framebuilder for the bike.
This is a beautiful rack. It was not terribly difficult to install (depends on your bike) and it seems to have a solid construction. I would buy this rack again. Here is how I installed mine (https://youtu.be/RDp6YA4BCNQ).