Urbana Bike’s amazingly strong RNR bike rack is now available for YOUR bike.
Here’s my son ‘surfing’ on the RNR rack mounted to an Urbana bike.
The RNR is designed with a reinforced lateral plate that allows the rack to hold up to 150 lbs in dynamic weight and serves as an anti-wobble mounting point that keeps the bike stable when there is heavy load on it. So, not only is it capable of withstanding enormous vertical forces, it can take the real life horizontal forces that challenge a commuter in an actual commute.
A really handy aspect of the rack is the capability to attach almost any bag including the ubiquitous cloth shopping bag.
I wish I had a photo of it, but I had the rack piled very with car camping gear (8 person tent, big Coleman stove, gas, sleeping bags, food, etc) and my daughter’s bicycle. The whole pile teetered a good two feet above my head like Jed Clampett’s household goods, but the rack (and the bike) rode steady and strong.
To buy, find a dealer at UrbanaBikes.com.
I don’t suppose you have any idea what these are running, do you? I think I’m around 450 miles from the nearest urbana dealer… 🙂
Tom, I’ll ask Urbana and get back to you on this. It’s a good question.
Would love to know how this really holds up. Standard rack attachments? I always figured that no matter the weight rating on the rack, the real weak point was the small amount of metal around the mounting point and the relatively small two bolts on which all the weight rests.
I’m curious too about how Urbana adapted the rack design for use on non-Urbana bikes. Regrettably, I didn’t take detail photos of the rack attachment points when I had a chance.
i have a moose rack from bruley that came with my burley piccalo that we use with the kids. it’s super solid too…