this blackburn rack was easy to install despite my original worries. has multiple adjustments to accommodate a nice range of bicycle sizes and tires. feels very secure when fully loaded. the rails are set perfectly far apart to easily remove panniers when you arrive at your destination. i was concerned with the racks weight but for what it provides in stability and carrying capacity it is right there with all of the other similar models. westernbikeworks.com still beats the competition with fast shipping and affordable prices. don't bother shopping elsewhere...this is your go to shop and product.
This is a solid tool with most everything needed. Manufacturer says the tool weighs 136 gram (this site says .3lb which is the same). Actual tool weighs 179 grams which is a big miss on published weight. Big deal? Maybe not, but I bought this for bikepacking racing where little stuff like this adds up. A little disappointed in the misleading specs.
I like the light itself I have had mine for about three months now and it has worked flawlessly I use it to commute to in from work about six miles each way. The rubber strap broke the other day on mine and I emailed blackburn to see if they would send me another and they said that part is on back order so I would imagine it is fairly common. They did offer me to send the whole light in and replace it for me so their customer service seemed fine I will have to buy a light to use while it is being sent off. I will probably give another brand a go just for comparison