Rack options on a Giant Fathom Hardtail eMTB

RandallS

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Anyone have one of these on a Hard Tail eMTB or do you have an opinion on it's suitability?

When I'm on city paths and roads, and doing city stuff, I want to carry more things like locks and maybe some groceries from time to time.



Giant Metro Lite.JPG


I am also considering a quick release beam rack, but I am rather unsure about their durability and functionality with panniers (which I have already).


Giant Beam Rack.JPG


There's no stock of either in Canada that I can find, but before I play the US/Canada shipping game, I would prefer to get some feedback if possible.
Total Prices are reasonably comparable after exchange rates.

TIA for any thoughts, opinions or suggestions.
 

Saratoga Dave

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I have the Metro rack, which is close to that top picture but not exact, on my Toughroad and I have to say it is rock solid. Have to take the wheel off to mount it, since it screws on from the inside of the seat stays, but it's like it is part of the frame ever since.
 

RandallS

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Sorry I don't. But have been thinking about it. Reason I'm thinking seatpost mount is quick removal for those dirt days.
We are on the same page with that. The seatpost mount on the version I can get in Canada direct from Giant doesn't have a quick release.

My concern is for non-dirt days, I want accessories that can't go "Walkies" too easily.

Paralysis by analysis kicking in...
 

DaveMatthews

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We are on the same page with that. The seatpost mount on the version I can get in Canada direct from Giant doesn't have a quick release.

My concern is for non-dirt days, I want accessories that can't go "Walkies" too easily.

Paralysis by analysis kicking in...
Yeah, I get the theft concerns for sure. Some people are using a small cable to loop through seats and racks. Not sure that would deter anyone other than the most casual opportunist thief.
I think I could get my bike lock through the frame/wheel/rack, but not sure. That always depends on what is available to hook up to.
For shopping I'd like pannier. For casual trail I'd like a trunk bag. Either one would come into the store with me.
 

RandallS

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My favorite adult beverage stop when cycling is extra good as they have good spots to lock up, and I don't have to worry about gear. A light cable through seat and rack is all I need, and would consider even looping the helmet too.

Grocery shopping is different - too out of the way for me to be comfortable at all 3 local stores. I tend to rush through pretty quickly.
 

DaveMatthews

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Now looking at this...




 

Stefan Mikes

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@RandallS you are lucky to own the hardtail e-MTB. There are many choices for you, and I think the racks from Topeak are very good. Now just image my trouble to find a rack for FS MTB with a dropper post... Only two choices: Either Topeak TetraRack M2 or Old Man Mountain. I went with the former but you really might look at the...


The nominal max load of the Old Man Mountain is 32 kg! (TetraRack only allows 12 kg).
 

RandallS

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Just ordered a MTX Beamrack (E-type) and the MTX Trunkbag as above. The place I ordered from didn't stock the side frames, but their pricing was better than Amazon on the rack.
It was $72.00 vs $131 on Amazon - both in $CDN.

Amazon had the bag cheaper, but I thought I'd buy from a Canadian store instead (Canadabicycleparts.com).
I'll likely have to use Amazon to get the side frames if and when I go that way.
 

DaveMatthews

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Just ordered a MTX Beamrack (E-type) and the MTX Trunkbag as above. The place I ordered from didn't stock the side frames, but their pricing was better than Amazon on the rack.
It was $72.00 vs $131 on Amazon - both in $CDN.

Amazon had the bag cheaper, but I thought I'd buy from a Canadian store instead (Canadabicycleparts.com).
I'll likely have to use Amazon to get the side frames if and when I go that way.
Nice! I didn't know about that shop. Thanks for the headsup!