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Price: $149.99

OMM Pioneer Front Rack

Stock status: 5+ in stock
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The perfect front rack for both suspension and rigid forks. If you're going off-road, go with the Pioneer.

The Pioneer Front Rack is larger and stronger than any front rack Old Man Mountain has ever made, with a lower pannier mounting bar and a longer top plate.

This rack uses 6061T6 Aluminum, larger .5" diameter tubing. An optional lower pannier mounting bar for better weight distribution options.

The new dark gray textured powdercoat finish makes this rack, we dare say, stylish. But this rack is oversized for hauling, not for fashion. But, what the hell, why not color coordinate with a matching OMM Pioneer Rear Rack.

View the Old Man Mountain mounting instructions.

  • Designed to work with most bicycles out there, including disk brakes, and suspension
  • Requires standard front quick-release hubs
  • Maximum load: 50 lbs. / 22.68 kg
  • Weight: 32.3 oz / 916 g
  • Dimensions (H x W x L): 12" x 6" x 16" (700c) / 12" x 6" x 15" (26")
  • Available Sizes: 26", 700c, disc brakes
  • Tubing Diameter: .5 in / 12.7 mm
  • Material: Aircraft-grade,6061-T6, tubular Aluminum
  • Compatible: Disc, Road, MTB, 29"

All Old Man Mountain racks have a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects in craftsmanship.

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01 Nov 2012
Michael L says...
well, I put 5000 miles on my bike last year using a tubus lowrider Tara. Switched to the OMM Pioneer to get my front bags up a bit higher for single track use and going thru bushes and whatnot. A couple of comments, the OMM is 1 lb lighter then a Surly front rack, which is why I bought it. But, with the Surly, you get to put your bags either high or low depending on conditions; with the Old Man, its high only. Second, the bags ride way forward of the center axis of the fork, which (I discovered on my recent 300 mile trip) make a big difference. When riding at speed and in a straight line it feels OK, but at slower speeds or when making sharp maneuvers you really notice the handlebars have a mind of their own. Once you initiate a turn (lets say to dodge a pothole) you have to really wrestle the bike to get it back to a straight line. Especially at the beginning of the trip I really noticed this. By the end of my 300 mile trial run I had become somewhat accustomed to the feel. Otherwise the rack sure looks bomber. Some paint pealing already but all else looks good. As to design, for some reason OMM chose to push the rack way out front on the wheel. There is a gap of maybe 3 inches between the front brake cable and the beginning of the top platform. This serves to push your load further out of the fork axis and I'm sure hurts the handling overall. I can't figure out why they make it this way, and one person in their shop said they may change the angles and pull the rack back further in the future. I suspect that would help.
Rated 4 out of 5 Stars
05 Sep 2012
Steven G says...
The assembly and attachment process was very easy. Much easier than expected. The construction is man-mountain strong and better than expected. Price seemed high but I did not mind when I saw the construction and the clever way it mounted. The last time I had it in the local bike shop they were quite taken back by how well it mounted and saw it as a solution to a problem they had not yet found a good solution. Superb.
Rated 5 out of 5 Stars
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