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Tubus
Tara Lowrider Front Rack

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A proven touring workhorse. The German-engineered Tubus Tara Front Rack features a bombproof construction, with stunning looks and a low weight to boot.

The Lowrider design provides more front-end stability and better bike handling compared to top-loading front racks. Pair the Tara with the Cargo Rear Rack for the ultimate, tough-as-tails touring rig.

  • Thin walled 25CrMo4 steel tubes
  • Adjustable side arms and three different mounting holes for easy fit customization
  • Requires mid-blade fork eyelets and fork-tip eyelets*
  • 33 lbs (15kg) Load capacity
  • 530g (weight included hardware)
  • Installation hardware included
  • Made in Germany
  • Black

All Tubus racks are backed up by a 30-year Worldwide Guarantee against technical failure. The Cargo and other CrMo models are also supported by an additional 3-year Mobile Guarantee against technical failure. This means, within the first 3 years after purchase date, a broken carrier will be replaced and a new one will be forwarded to any place on earth - wherever you are - for free. Please see the Tubus website for warranty details.

*Tubus also produces a mounting adapter set for forks which are not equipped with mid-blade eyelets. If you are unclear about compatibility with your fork please contact us.

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Tubas Tara Lowrider Front Rack Review
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by Call me what you want.
Washington State

My experience has been exceptional. The product arrived when it was supposed to, in perfect condition, and at a price significantly lower than Amazon Prime. I had a question of fit to a 2017 Specialized Carbon Diverge and your customer service provided with an accurate e-mail response to my Will it fit? question. Easy to install and remove. Stable when front gravel panniers are filled.

Reviewed 6/28/2018
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Tubas Tara Lowrider Front Rack Review
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by Call me what you want.
Washington State

My experience has been exceptional. The product arrived when it was supposed to, in perfect condition, and at a price significantly lower than Amazon Prime. I had a question of fit to a 2017 Specialized Carbon Diverge and your customer service provided with an accurate e-mail response to my Will it fit? question. Easy to install and remove. Stable when front gravel panniers are filled.

Reviewed 6/28/2018
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Solid and easy to install
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by Bob C.
Cycling Enthusiast
NW Iowa

Installed this rack on my wife's new Trek 520 Disc, and it went on easy around the disc brake with no spacers or customization needed. That was not the case for the rack I put on my own 520 Disc a couple years ago. Frankly, it's hard to understand why these racks are so expensive, but even so I am considering getting another for my own bike now.

Reviewed 6/15/2018
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The best lowrider front rack ...hands down
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by caxambu
Cycling Enthusiast
Detroit, MI
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I am getting ready for bicycle touring this summer. The tubus tara lowrider front rack is perfect ... light but strong and a great value. I had used another front rack on a trip last year but this was too heavy and did not get my panniers low enough. I should have gone with the best on the first purchase

Reviewed 3/19/2018
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Huge weight savings...
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Bay Area, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I replaced my Surly front rack with the Tara Lowrider, and so far am happy with the decision - the rack is less than half the weight than my Surly. The rack is solid, and I can easily fit my Ortlieb front roller panniers on it. I will clearly need to play around with the positioning of the bottom clips on the panniers (the angles to get them engaged with the rack are more limited than on the Surly racks).

I did have an issue with getting the rack plus fenders installed. In my case I ended up needing to get a new quick release lever that would fit with the hardware and still function - for someone forgoing quick release levers for the locking variety, this is not an issue).

Only other minor complaint was aesthetic... on my Disk Trucker, the horizontal bars are not quite parallel to the ground. I played around with all possible installation points and it's just not possible (gave up after reading that this is a common complaint with the rack).

Reviewed 2/22/2018
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