Porteur Rack

Porteur Rack
Porteur Rack
Porteur Rack
Porteur Rack

Porteur Rack

Regular price $165.00
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The VO Porteur Rack is a traditional-style rack as used on the famed Parisian newspaper delivery bikes. Those Parisian delivery bikes were reputed to carry as much as 110lbs. of newspapers on similar racks (of course, the bikes had strengthened frames and forks, not just racks).

Our Porteur Rack is made from strong stainless steel tubing and polished to a lovely shine. It won't rust like painted steel racks or fatigue and crack like aluminum racks. The quality is actually superior to that of many custom racks. In short, this is a real load-carrying rack, not an aluminum "style-rack". Yet total weight with rail, nuts, bolts, etc. is only 1.079kg.

The platform is about 36cm x 29cm. A removable rail attachment is included and very handy for smaller packages.

The tangs are pre-drilled to fit 700c, 27", 26", and 650b bikes. There are four bosses for a light attachment. There is a boss for securing your fender to the rack -- no rattling! Please also note the elegant pannier/tie-down loops above the mounting tangs.

Mounting hardware is included. The Porteur Rack mounts to the dropout eyelet and the brake bolt (or fork crown hole). Max weight with this configuration is 25 lbs. 

Note: Oversize charges may apply when this item is shipped outside the contiguous US (e.g., Alaska, Hawaii, international, and military addresses). Free shipping discount may not apply. We will notify you of shipping charges prior to shipping.

Free Shipping for Retail customers with subtotals over $150: Velo Orange offers free shipping to the lower 48 States for retail orders with a subtotal of at least $150. Use the coupon code 150SHIP when you check out to get the deal.

Free Shipping for Wholesale customers with subtotals over $400: Velo Orange offers free shipping for wholesale orders to the lower 48 States with a subtotal of at least $400. No coupon code required for this deal.

Oversize international shipping: Large products including (but not limited to) frames, fork, fenders, handlebars, racks, and rims may incur oversize shipping charges. We will notify you of additional charges.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
It’s completely fine!

I bought this for a Surly Disc Trucker, a not-uncommon or particularly proprietary bike. The center mounting tab, when installed, either completely immobilizes the wheel, or needs to be flexed upwards pretty aggressively and pinched with a bolt head, as there aren’t enough braze ons in the racks underside. I talked with a friend who’d run one before and they had a similar issue. Once installed, it works! It doesn’t sit properly flat, so it’s raked back a little bit, which is just a visual bother, but it holds things well and doesn’t rattle when empty. For the price, it’s fine if frustratingly underwhelming, but I haven’t pulled it off. Seems like a little more r&d coulda gone into it.

Matt Lokken
So beautiful

This is a major rack upgrade for my commuting experience. I just built up a New Albion privateer in gloss black with silver parts and this rack was the perfect finisher. It came with tons of hardware to get the mounting dialed in perfectly, and it looks so damn good! It’s pricey, but I feel it will last years and years being made out of stainless steel.

Eden Attar

Porteur Rack

Jonathan Allen
Solid rack, but

The strut that attaches to the fork hole/brake hole was too straight and too rigid and interfered with the caliper. Had to take to a bike shop and get them to jig something up for me for the rack to fit to my bike . Otherwise looks fantastic and works great

Chris Buck
Great rack

Versatile. Holds my old Brooks bag perfectly, can carry various shaped loads easily, and looks good on my early eighties mountain bike. One solid rack at a reasonable price. Very well made.

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