Radmini cargo rack alternative?

Koji Dog

New Member
Hi folks!
Was looking if anyone can suggest an alternative to the $99 dollar one from RPB? Amazon link and your thoughts about it if possible. THANK YOU!

Koji
 

trainman

Active Member
When we purchased our two Rad Mini's we also purchased two rear racks, they were $80.00 each. I did see back during the Christmas time that Rad offered these racks for a 25% discount, that was a good buy. The racks are built very well and come with all hardware, plus the extension rear lamp cord. I will say the racks were a tight fit and for some without mechanical knowledge the installation could be a problem for some. This fit was different on each Mini, three mounting holes might lineup and the fourth would be off a 1/32" to 1/16" or so, thus having to push on the rack to lineup the holes. From experience I have always found that factory accessories are always much better, the fit and quality are designed to go with their models. Since our Mimi's came in white we went with the orange racks as our only choice was orange, or black, they did come in white in previous years, but for some reason they dropped the white color, we also trimmed our Mimi's in orange and I like the color combination. Also is a pic of the Abus strap lock mounted on the frame, mounts in the water bottle mounting holes, perfect spot for the lock.
 

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TerryV6

New Member
What type of pack are you using on your rack. It looks great. Is it fairly tight and sturdy? Also, we had considered putting bottle mounts on the bike, but thought perhaps they would greatly hinder entrance and exit. Do you find that your lock mount does that? Neat idea I think.
 

trainman

Active Member
What type of pack are you using on your rack. It looks great. Is it fairly tight and sturdy? Also, we had considered putting bottle mounts on the bike, but thought perhaps they would greatly hinder entrance and exit. Do you find that your lock mount does that? Neat idea I think.
I purchased those bags on Amazon, can't remember what the price was, but I think around $18. Due note here, I found two different ones on Amazon, both were identical except for the logo on the bag and the price difference was around $10 difference between the two. I would recommend this bag as they are worth the price and the quality is good, plenty of pockets and a caring strap is included. I would type in Orange Bike Tail Bags and see what comes up. This is the other bag, I found it on Amazon for $28, I could not find the one I purchased with the logo on the bag, maybe that was a logo for some company, etc. and they were just clearing them out. https://www.amazon.com/VGEBY1-Lugga...range+bicycle+tail+bags&qid=1584554935&sr=8-7
 
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