Recently a client reached out to me and asked if I build custom racks. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a VERY long time, longer than custom bikes, actually. I built my first rack in Ron Andrews’ shop almost 7 years ago, and built a few more over the years just for fun. Needless to say, I was definitely keen on this project.
This client wanted a rack that was for bikepacking, with some specific design criteria. He wanted the crosspieces of the top platform to be curved down so that a stuff sack would sit in the top and move around less. He also wanted it to fit his bike specifically, and also to have triple bottle boss mounts on the vertical members. I took all his design considerations and this is what I made.