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Tubus
Tara Lowrider Front Rack

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Tubus racks are strong, beautiful and lightweight.

It's no surprise these German-made carriers have become the basic equipment of any top quality touring or commuting bicycle.

Their Tara model is a virtually indestructible Front Rack made from thin walled 25CrMo4 steel tubes. By lowering placement of weight on the front-end of your bike, Lowrider-style racks ensure more predictable steering and dramatically improved handling compared to other front carriers.

The Tara Lowrider also features adjustable side arms and three different mounting holes so it can be easily mounted on nearly every fork*. It even has a separate set of lower eyelets for more convenient fender attachment. Pair with the Cargo Rear Rack for the ultimate bombproof touring set-up. The load capacity for the Tara rack is 33 lbs (15kg). Weight: 530g with included hardware

Note: Tubus has replaced the triple eyelet on the support shown in the above image, with one, versatile, longr eyelet.


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.

*The Tara can only be mounted to forks with both mid-blade eyelets and fork-tip eyelets. Tubus also produces a mounting set for forks which are not equipped with mid-blade eyelets. If you are unclear about compatibility with your fork please contact us.


B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

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Solid, lightweight rack that pairs nicely with my Ortleib gravel pack front panniers.
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by Brian
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

Was easy to install. It's light and really sturdy. I like the way my bike handles with just lowrider panniers in the front and a smallish seat post bag when touring or on shorter bike camping trips. Kind of expensive but they seem really well built.

Reviewed 5/24/2019
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Light weight
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by Tony
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I'm using this front rack on my gravel bike. It held up my Ortlieb panniers in rough trails securely with no issues.

Reviewed 10/27/2018
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Super solid front lowrider
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by tellyho
Daily Commuter
Boston

Tubus makes great products. The Tara is well-made and sturdy, with enough mounting flexibility to work with a number of fender permutations. There is a mount at the apex of the rack for a light, which I was unaware of in prior versions. Works great with my Ortlieb Sport Rollers.

Reviewed 9/17/2020
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super light and effective
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by mh2arch
Cycling Enthusiast
Kansas City, MO

this rack is great! it exactly as advertised and delivered prompt delivery. I've used this rack on my gravel tours with great success. It's easy to install and fits disc breaks like a charm. I lined the horizontal supports with the rubber tubing to decrease the chatter for the panniers.

Reviewed 3/6/2019
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Worthy of it's great reputation
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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Great low profile, strong, easy installation

Reviewed 12/20/2019
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Excellent low rider rack.
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by Anonymous

I bought this rack to replace an heavy expedition grade rack that was just too much too lug around and too hard to take on and off. The Tubus is light, strong, and easy to take on and off. It's just right gory old Trek 520.

Reviewed 7/5/2019
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Well made front rack
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by Anonymous
Houston, TX

Installed the Tubus Tara Lowrider Front rack on my Salsa. Easy installation and fits well, although bars not perfectly level. Tilts about 12 inch from front to back but bags secure and dont move. With the disc brakes a bit tight fit, so I have to completely unscrew end of quick release to remove wheel. Not a big issue and I am very happy with the rack.

Reviewed 5/23/2019
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Strong and stable
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by Jimnormsmith
Irvine, CA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I'm very pleased with this rack. It's totally bombproof and handled a recent bike tour with no issues whatsoever. When I ordered it I had two major concerns 1. Will it fit my narrow 90s-vintage Trek 520 fork? 2. Will it be compatible with my Burley pannier set that I bought as an inexpensive front pannier set. Both issues turned out to be no problem at all. It mounted just fine on the fork even though the specs called for a wider spacing, only slightly flaring front-to-back with the upper rail parallel to the ground. The Burleys fit perfectly with just the right spacing between upper and lower bars. For me this was well worth the price!

Reviewed 11/23/2018
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Tubas Tara Lowrider Front Rack Review
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by Call me what you want.
Washington State
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

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
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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
1 of 2 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
3 of 3 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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