AC LowRider Front Rack (unit)

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Compatible with most disk brakes, see exceptions below. 10.33 mm diameter tubing compatible with our regular Cam-Lock attachment system.

Designed to carry panniers closer to the ground; this lowers the center of gravity of the load and improves handling. Your front panniers will mount low, but maintain plenty of ground clearance, ensuring the panniers won’t scrape the ground.

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(1 customer review)

Key Features

The AC LowRider is incredibly solid and easy to install. It’s designed to carry panniers closer to the ground; this lowers the center of gravity of the load and improves handling. Your front panniers will mount low, but maintain plenty of ground clearance, ensuring the panniers won’t scrape the ground. This is important as some larger front panniers might hit the ground when mounted on front racks that don’t offer as much ground clearance, this is especially true with 26” wheels. The AC LowRider’s clever adjustable arm allows you to level off the top of the rack no matter the position on the fork. The spacer ensures the rack doesn’t damage the fork’s finish, whatever its shape.

Compatible with all hydraulic brakes and some mechanical disc brakes.
Not compatible with the following mechanical disc brakes: Hayes CX Expert, Shimano CX77, Promax Render, and Avid BB7 and BB5.

The fork on your bike must have lower eyelets to be able to install this rack. If your bike has a fork equipped with both lower and mid-fork eyelets, the hardware that comes with the rack is all you will need. If your bike only has the lower eyelet on the fork, you will need to use a set of band clamps for the upper attachment point. You can order the clamps here

Technical Specifications

500 g

Weight (1.1 lbs)

15 kg

Load Capacity (33 lbs)

Close look at brake caliper clearance of the AC LowRider front rack

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1 review for FOR AC LowRider Front Rack (unit)

  1. Morrie Portnoff

    I have been using these on my Trek 520 for many years with no issues with the Arkel Orca bags. Just wish there was an optional accessory to add a top shelf for light items like the sleeping pad.

  2. Tandem Tourer

    This is a thoughtfully designed, solid, light weight low rider rack. I have been using it for 3 months with several different panniers. The rack holds the panniers firmly, there is zero sway in the rack or panniers, even with sudden steering inputs or road irregularities.

    Installation on a Co-Motion Tandem with Avid BB7 Disc Brakes was frustrating mainly because the installation hardware supplied by Arkel lacked the proper length bolts and sufficient spacers for this application. However, once I sourced bolts of the correct length and sufficient spacers, the rack was easy to install.

    Arkel should offer an optional hardware package for disc brake applications; I would pay extra for the convenience. Had this been available, I would have provided a value rating of 5/5.

    Once installed, the rack has handled some very heavy loads of over 10kg without problem. Excellent product.

  3. dancingcyclist

    Very unhappy about mounting on my 2015 Sojourner. Ended up having to make my own spacers and locate shims and correct length bolts. I’ve spent countless hours shimming rack to clear Disc-caliper and still only have about 1-2mm clearance. Not to mention bending the fender stays which changes the tire-to-fender clearance.
    I needed 4 spacers approximately 25mm to obtain that amount of clearance, that’s a lot of spacing. I’m concerned about the weight limit now as that much shimming changes the weight load on the bolt attached to the folk with having only about 1/4″ of thread grip depth.

    I asked about this very possibility before purchasing and was told there would be not problem with only a small amount of shimming. This is NOT the case. Still have not had a chance to fully test mounting w/weight.

  4. phoray

    This rack is very expensive for the material and labor that went into it but it is an easy fit and comes with all the necessary hardware, bolts, spacers & washers that you will need and installs very quickly because of it's adjustability. Highly recommend because campared to the other low riders I've seen this is the best design and quality.

  5. Trek 520

    My friend from Czech republik see it and he want one . So I ordered one AC low rider for his nice antique touring Cannondale touring bike . This think survived some tours in Europe and 14 000 km tour in Asia. I just recieve some pictures , rack is really beaten up but still hold – really amazing product for reasonable price!

  6. Lou

    Nice fit, solid when mounted. It does have a very close clearance with the front disc brake, but with the spacers and a little pressure adequate clearance is obtained for full motion of the disc brake.

  7. Trek 520

    I have on my another touring bicycles much better front racks , This one was present so i installed to my hybrid Raleigh 50 C and i tell you it is nice fit .Not bad low rider at all if you consider rack durability and price when you are on the road on fully loaded bicycle . I have it now 3 years ,most of the time on my birding trip this AC low rider was overloaded and still hold well . I think this AC Lowrider is excellent product for bike touring , path and urban cyclists , even for long distances touring . If you are riding mostly on asphalt or fast hard packed roads get one .

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