Front Rack

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40 reviews for Front Rack

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HILARY K.

Awful design, took 3 people to get it on, left screw came off within 1 week, now it’s unusable.

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daco328

Like another review mentioned, I also pulled out the light and the cable ripped. Not sure what I can do about that. Have not even rode it yet. After watching the video it appears there is several inches of slack in the braded cables. This does not appear to be the care with the turris. I also have exposed wires and not enough slack. Also, the rack will not fit with the fender. Again, the video appears there is plenty of room for clearance.

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daco328

Like another review mentioned, I also pulled out the light and the cable ripped. Not sure what I can do about that. Have not even rode it yet. After watching the video it appears there is several inches of slack in the braded cables. This does not appear to be the care with the turris. I also have exposed wires and not enough slack. Also, the rack will not fit with the fender. Again, the video appears there is plenty of room for clearance.

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Sara

After waiting 2 weeks for the rack and basket combo, I struggled significantly to put the rack on my Core 5. Despite the front rack listing 2 other models (Roadster and Rev 1) as not compatible- I learned later through a separate support article that the front rack is ALSO not compatible with the Core 5 model. Would have greatly appreciated having this information listed on the front rack purchasing page with the other incompatible models. Had the rack been able to be installed, I'm sure it would have functioned fine (thus my 2 stars instead of 1). However, now I have a partially assembled rack, a basket with no purpose, and damage to my headlight. The headlight specifically was written as needing to "pull out" the wires to reach the front of the rack, and upon unraveling the coating and pulling gently on the wire, my headlight ripped right out leaving exposed wires. Now my bike and I will have a separation until I can figure out how to safely rewire it since my commute to and from work as a nurse is typically in the dark at least one way.

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Sara

After waiting 2 weeks for the rack and basket combo, I struggled significantly to put the rack on my Core 5. Despite the front rack listing 2 other models (Roadster and Rev 1) as not compatible- I learned later through a separate support article that the front rack is ALSO not compatible with the Core 5 model. Would have greatly appreciated having this information listed on the front rack purchasing page with the other incompatible models. Had the rack been able to be installed, I'm sure it would have functioned fine (thus my 2 stars instead of 1). However, now I have a partially assembled rack, a basket with no purpose, and damage to my headlight. The headlight specifically was written as needing to "pull out" the wires to reach the front of the rack, and upon unraveling the coating and pulling gently on the wire, my headlight ripped right out leaving exposed wires. Now my bike and I will have a separation until I can figure out how to safely rewire it since my commute to and from work as a nurse is typically in the dark at least one way.

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Don Maggetti

Very nice rack and easy to install. Got the quick release basket to go with it. Love it.

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Don Maggetti

Very nice rack and easy to install. Got the quick release basket to go with it. Love it.

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Suzanne Gleed

Love the rack and front basket. Our puppy loved it as well❤️?

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Douglas J Hirsch

The front rack came with no instructions, but it seemed simple enough to figure out. A quick Google Search suggested a YouTube video titled “How to install Ride1Up Basket + Platform.” The first minute showed what I needed to know. The only trouble I had was extending the wiring for the headlamp. The video shows extra wire wrapped up in the front wiring harness – just enough to allow the light’s new placement at the front of the rack. That was not the case for my 700XR. I ended up splicing in a foot of wire so my headlight could reach the front of the rack. I used solder and heat-shrink for the extension. The installed front rack provides a platform measuring roughly 12 inches by 5 inches. With racks over both wheels now, my bike looks balanced. In addition, I can better distribute the weight of my gear on my next long ride. I have tried a few items. The rack can hold a sleeping bag, tent, or cooler – the possibilities are exciting. Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the front rack. My 700 looks better and is more functional with the front rack than without it. What do I like best? I like how the front rack moves the headlight forward. The new light placement eliminates the long shadow cast by my front tire. This was an unexpected improvement. At night, all I see now is the road. (Maybe R1U could call it the “Headlight Extension Kit + Platform.”)

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  1. Awful design, took 3 people to get it on, left screw came off within 1 week, now it’s unusable.

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    Image #1 from HILARY K.
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  2. The rack is sturdy and the connect system works. The installation was a huge hassle though, would recommend having someone to help you. The thickness of the front fork (Cafe Cruiser) made the rack arms difficult to install with only two hands.

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  3. The rack is decent, but the included basket leaves a lot to be desired. There is a gap between the bracket and the plastic bottom, which allows the spring mechanism to jam. This makes it extremely difficult to quickly attach and remove the basket. Notably, this gap is NOT present in the Rear Seat attachement, and so this problem does not exist.

    Furthermore, the attachment seems flimsy and has quite a bit of wobble in it. I doubt that it will completely come off during a ride, but its nonstop squeaking and shaking, even with just 20 pounds in it, is concerning about its longevity. If I must, I can secure it with zip ties or something, but that completely defeats the quick release mechanism.

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    • Our support team will reach out. It sounds like it may not be installed properly.

  4. I got a basket for the front rack and my little dog loves going on smooth rides with me!

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  5. Hardware for connecting to the front forks were to short.

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    • The front rack is compatible with the Cafe Cruiser, our support team has reached out to assist.

  6. Fits fine

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