Rear Rack options for the Turbo?

citivas

Member
On Specialized's website, they show a picture of a rear rack that has an integrated LED taillight. Oddly, it's the cover photo for the page where they sell all the "Extras" accessories, but they don't actually list it as a product you can buy. I believe it's the same rack by the looks of it that the own of of the DC bike shop that guest stars in some of Court's videos has on his heavily modified Como 5.0. Here's the page -- see top cover pic:


So do they no longer sell it? Is there any way to get it? Why would they stop offering it?

If you search their site, the only rack I can find as an actual buyable product is this basic one, which wasn't designed for the Turbos and has no light:


Are there any other options, from Specialized or third parties, that people would recommend that would work for the Turbo Como? I'm not interested in their front pizza rack. Ideally I like the idea of the integrated LED tail light but if not just a great rack in general that fits the bike.

Thanks.
 

psimkins

New Member
I have a VADO 1.0 and wanted to put fenders on it, but ended up having to put rack on as well. I purchased the Specialized fenders, no instructions. Found out I need to buy the rear rack as well to attach the fenders! Both were expensive I think I spent about $150+. Also no instructions and not enough bolts/brackets to attach. I had to make a bracket and find a bolt to install.
 

AliciaM

Member
Region
USA
If you search their site, the only rack I can find as an actual buyable product is this basic one, which wasn't designed for the Turbos and has no light:

They had a lot of pandemic supply chain issues. I found a Roll rack and managed to finally make it work on my Como with a lot of cursing, adding longer bolts, and some washers, but it was never a great rack on that bike. It sat too close to the seat and wanted to mount inside the frame, which would normally be fine, but the fenders also mount there, making for little room.