Topeak rack final decision

kovacsa

Active Member
Topeak rack final decision

Hi, Does anyone have experience with either of these two Topeak UNI racks?

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/mtb-&-700c-touring-racks/834-uni-super-tourist-(disc)

or

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/mtb-&-700c-touring-racks/835-uni-explorer-(disc)

I'm looking for the functional differences between the racks (as I can't see much difference between them other than the rear bar). I'm also looking for which one might work best with the Topeak MTX trunk bag DXP.

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/rear-rack-bags/122-mtx-trunkbag-dxp

It's for a hybrid bike, http://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/whistler/2015 (must select Whistler 70 once on the site)

Also, For anyone who has the above racks, Can you get the measurement of the distance between the mounts? This distance.. https://www.screencast.com/t/hAjvlX6S
Thanks!

Thanks all!
 

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Colin_P

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I've had the MTX one for a few years now along with a largest fold-out-able MTX pannier / top bag (I forget the name). This is on my Hybrid bike. Fantastic bit of kit.

The pannier is off in seconds and back on in the same.

I also have an MTX beam rack (with the additional sides) on my MTB which is also very good and might be worth considering. However it is quick release so not recommended if you leave the bike for any length of time. The pannier / bag is obviously interchangeable.
 

raleighnut

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The 'Super Tourist' copes better with big panniers (non Topeak) as the bottom loop is bigger too. I use a big* pair of Carradice sometimes with a Topeak bag just as a top bag for valuables/tools.

* When I say big I mean ferking enormous, about 60 litres with the top extendy bit in use.
 

raleighnut

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I've got the Uni Explorer and MTX trunk bag on my MTB but depending on how my next adventure up to alston goes I may be looking for panniers
I tour with a big pair of Carradice Panniers but still use the MTX as a 'top bag', you just leave the zip away panniers closed. The other advantage is after you've pitched the tent up and decide to pop to a shop or just off for a bimble you can leave the big panniers in the tent and just head off with the trunk bag knowing you have a (slightly smaller) set of panniers to use. :angel:
 

Kevoffthetee

On the road to nowhere
I tour with a big pair of Carradice Panniers but still use the MTX as a 'top bag', you just leave the zip away panniers closed. The other advantage is after you've pitched the tent up and decide to pop to a shop or just off for a bimble you can leave the big panniers in the tent and just head off with the trunk bag knowing you have a (slightly smaller) set of panniers to use. :angel:
how do the panniers fit as the mtx uses the slider fitting
 
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