The Fly rear rack makes an excellent choice for the weight-conscious cyclist and those looking for a minimalistic, light-weight rear carrier.
The Fly is made to run on narrow-tired road and cross bikes (38c max tire size) with a V-shaped design that allows for the lowest profile possible while still keeping loads away from the rear wheel. The Fly mounts to traditional rack eyelets, while a single telescoping strut mounts the leading edge of the rack to the brake bridge or seat-pin/clamp.
The ideal use for the Tubus Fly is ultralight-weight touring and as a general use rack for around town hauling minimal loads such as clothes for work etc.
Gram counters: The 25CroMo4 chromoly Tubus Fly Evo Rear Rack ($109.99) is 28 grams lighter.
Note: The Tubus Fly is a specific rack design intended to fit on bicycles that have traditional seat-stay bridges including a centered, tapped fender mounting hole. If your bicycle does not have this type of design, read below for options and review the Tubus Fly Installation Guide for setup options.
If your bicycle doesn't have upper eyelets, use the Tubus Seat Stay Mounts. These are available in five sizes to fit any bike. For bikes without lower eyelets, the Tubus Quick Release Adapter is available.
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Download the Tubus Fly's Mounting Instructions (requires Adobe Acrobat).
Tubus Racks come with a 10-YEAR WARRANTY.
Tubus also offers a 3-year Mobile Guarantee. To qualify, send in the registration card that comes with your rack. Tubus will air-mail a replacement rack anywhere in the world if the rack breaks during normal use. This is great peace of mind for cycle tourists traveling to far-off corners of the world.