A fresh order from Ortlieb just landed in our shop this afternoon. We are currently re-stocked with bike-packer, roll-top, shopping, and office bag panniers; as well as backpack messengerbags. For those of you who feel aluminum alloy racks aren’t cutting it, behold the Tubus Cargo rear rack:
Tubus racks are made out of chromoly which has a number of benefits for touring and commuting. Chromoly steel is re-weldable, whereas aluminum racks are not. This means that if your rack breaks while on an extended tour, it’s actually possible to find a machinist to re-weld it together for you to get home. The racks themselves feel super stiff, even under a heavy load, and this one holds up to 88 lbs (more than you’d probably ever want to ride a bike with). It’s also designed with panniers and a 700c wheel in mind. With features like these – plus a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty – this may just be the last rack you’ll ever need.