Looks like a weak wobbly rack.My sister thought this from Amazon but reading the reviews seems it would not be good to attach panniers to:
Avoid Blackburn racks. They are rubbish and their "lifetime warranty" isn't worth the card they print it on. I had three of them and they ALL failed one after about 2 years and the other 2 after about 3 months. The welds broke on them as the welding is really poor, diabolical really. Alternative racks I have now purchased are far far better welded, all the way around on both sides not just one spot on one side and the welding on my replacement racks is far neater. The shop I bought the Blackburn Expedition racks from contacted the distributor for Blackburn and a warranty claim was submitted but refused on all of them despite the welding clearly having failed where the struts were now unattached making the rack even weaker and free to rattle around as I rode. One was on one of the rear dog legs the other two was at the lower mount. As I say the welding is crap. My 4 year old niece could do a better and prettier job.
This copy looks every bit as rubbish as the real thing. No triangulation so will sway unnervingly with any significant weight on it and looking at the welding it looks crap like the real one. Welds only on one side of the tubing and at the top one splat on one side of the tubing joining the top rails. Tubing is really thin as well offering little strength. Seriously don't waste your money or tell people to waste their money on this copy of this genuinely dreadful rack. I speak from bitter experience. And I am bitter. I lost a lot of money on these rubbish racks. Anyway I have much better ones now which were cheaper!!!Blackburn copies can be quite good.
I don't disagree that they are good racks. Recommended by many and on that, bought one myself.This is a good rack for general purpose use.
Good price, black only here,
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