Randonneur Front Rack with Integrated Decaleur
This is a stainless steel front rack that is perfect for a handlebar bag. The decaleur (bag mount receiver) is integrated into the rack platform. The advantage to this system is: your bag-decaleur-rack combination is more solid, lighter, and less likely to rattle. Integration is the Holy Grail of Constucteur-style bikes, and we feel that these racks are a big step in that direction.
All Velo Orange racks are made from polished tubular stainless steel, so they will never rust, flake, and can be re-polished to a mirror shine even after years of use. As with our other racks, there are mounts for lights. The platform is 20.7 cm long and 10.2 cm wide.
Most traditional style handlebar bags work perfectly with this rack (any bag around 20cm tall), but very tall bags may need a longer bag mount. If you plan on getting into offroad exploration, we suggest using a toe strap on the bottom of the bag to ensure it says put over the rough stuff.
This rack requires eyelets (not low riders) on the fork blades or the use of p-clamps (included). If you are getting a custom frame made, we suggest sending the rack to the builder beforehand and let them know that the eyelets should be about 100mm below the bottom of the fork crown.
12lbs (5.4kg) max weight capacity.
All mounting hardware is included. Installation instructions found here.
If your fork has cantilever brakes, use our Randonneur Front Rack with Integrated Decaleur, Cantilever.
This is a simple, nice looking rack that does exactly what it is supposed to do. I attached it to my bike with P clamps, put the decaleur on the back of my Ostrich handlebar bag and set it in place - it now takes me 3 seconds to install and remove the bag (no exaggeration). I’ve never had the bag come loose (even on rough roads), but for gravel rides or singletrack I’d recommend strapping the bag to the rack as Velo Orange suggests doing. The quality, price and overall finish of the rack are great. If you can live with P clamps, or if you have the proper eyelets on your fork you won’t regret this one.
My recent purchase was my fourth VO rack. This one is phenomenal. First, the bag attachment has plenty of room to handle taller bags. I use plastic bushing from the hardware store. Second, the mount allows easy switching between bicycles. The polished stainless looks great. I'd give it 6 stars if 1) it had a fender supporting mount and 2) it had a centered light mount. My recent purchase was my fourth VO rack. This one is phenomenal. First, the bag attachment has plenty of room to handle taller bags. I use plastic bushing from the hardware store. Second, the mount allows easy switching between bicycles. The polished stainless looks great. I'd give it 6 stars if 1) it had a fender supporting mount and 2) it had a centered light mount.
I'm not sure what forks this rack would work with (other than non-VO forks?) as the distance is shorter than the standard 140-145mm distance between the crown bolt mount and the fork mount. Unfortunately that means I have to send it back.