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Price: $119.99

Tubus Tara Front Rack

Stock status: 5+ in stock
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Full steam ahead with the Tara!

The most popular Tubus front rack has been improved over recent years, and is well known as the indestructible burro. We recommend the Tara for those customers, who need a lowrider for rough use and a lot of luggage. The reason why this lowrider is stronger than our others, is, that the Tara has a tube diameter of its maintube of 14 mm.

What is the Big Apple? Read below...

Racks are a great way to get extra storage capacity and spread out your gear when touring with a bike trailer. The Tara front rack works with forks that have eyelets on the dropouts. The adjustable upper swing arms can be bolted into forks that have threaded mid fork eyelets. For forks that don't have mid-fork eyelets use the Tubus Mid-Fork Eyelets for standard or over-sized forks.

Mount a pair of rugged waterproof Ortlieb Classic Panniers to the Tubus Tara.

View the Tubus Tara mounting instructions(requires Adobe Acrobat 4.0+).

The Tara Big Apple is a larger version of the original Tara, it's used for bikes that have ballon and other larger width tires.

Note: When using panniers with Ortlieb's Lower QL-1 Hooks such as the Ortlieb Roller Classic Panniers with Tubus Tara or Duo racks, adjust the pannier's lower mounting hook. After removing the hook, rotate the grommet 90 degrees adding an additional 5 mm of width for wider rack diameters.

  • 14mm maintube for increased capacity
  • Fillet brazed chromoly steel tubing construction
  • Separate fixing eyelets for guard plate trusses.
  • Adjustable side arms
  • Maximum load: 33 lbs. (15kg)
  • Weight: 11.5oz (500 g)
  • Tubing Diameter:10mm
  • Material: 25CrMo4
  • Fits Wheel sizes: 26" to 28"

A 30-Year Warranty - that is the tubus standard - and a worldwide free of charge replacement service during the first 3 years for registered customers - how can we afford that?

Since 1987 we have been continually improving our products. Our companys philosophy is to design and produce carriers that last. We do not take calculated risks. This means that before a product even comes into production it has to pass an extremely hard test procedure. Our procedures are far more demanding then the official standard for bicycle carriers. That is why tubus carriers do the job as well as they do.

Guarantee: Starting from the production year 2009, the tubus carrier systems GmbH grants a worldwide guarantee for tubus carriers with a time limit of 30 years (untill the production year 2008 the guarantee is 10 years) . The worldwide guarantee of 30 years does not reduce the 2-year-warranty-period regulated by law (according to EU law). The guarantee granted by tubus carrier systems GmbH applies solely for a total technical failure/breakdown of a carrier. Any other damage due to unpropper mounting or such as scratches, rust or deformation are explicitly excluded from any guarantee claims. Only the original owner of the carrier is entitled to claim guarantee benefits. The entitlement has to be proved by the corresponding sales receipt of the carrier.

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Product Reviews

14 Oct 2015
Peter S says...
Excellent sturdy rack. It was the only one that would fit my Raleigh Sojourn, which it did perfectly. I used it on a 350 mile rail trail-canal towpath ride in early Oct 2015 and it help up beautifully. I recommend this rack.
Rated 5 out of 5 Stars
23 Aug 2012
Dell W says...
I bought Tubus Tara and Vega racks for my century/touring bike. This bike is built from a Surly Crosscheck frame. Both racks installed in about 15 mins. I will never buy another brand.
Rated 5 out of 5 Stars
08 Aug 2012
Jeffrey S says...
Simple, elegant, and not too much weight. Great way to add a lot of capacity to your ride.
Rated 5 out of 5 Stars
19 Mar 2012
Michael S says...
This Tubus rack is simply awesome. The design is elegant and light weight without sacrificing solidity or strength. It bolted right on to my Surley LHT in a matter of minutes in a perfect fit using the included standoffs. I also purchased the Orlieb front roller classic bags to match my rear roller classics, and they snapped on after reversing the hub on the lower swing arm to the wide open position. I put the bike up on my work stand and dropped out the front tire which made adjusting the bags a piece of cake. From box to test ride in about 30 minutes including a beer.
Rated 5 out of 5 Stars
15 Jun 2011
Bob L says...
After receiving the Tara Rack, I went to the Tubus website and it states that if you try to put an Olieb front pannier on it you need to purchase an Ortlieb accesory to accomodate the large diameter downtube, where the lower stabilizer lever attaches. Upon contacting Bike Bag ,they were unaware of this and do not stock this item. this is very confusing as I purchased the Orlieb front bags at the same time as the Tara. Product rating is very good but I am disapointed with the support. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BIKE BAG SHOP NOTE: We've looked into this for the Tubus Tara, Duo and Ortlieb Roller Classic Panniers with the following note: When using Ortlieb Roller Classic Panniers with Tubus Tara or Duo racks, adjust the pannier's lower mounting hook. After removing the hook, rotate the grommet 90 degrees adding an additional 5 mm of width for wider rack diameters.
Rated 3 out of 5 Stars
21 Mar 2011
Bob L says...
Very nice front rack. Simple, easy to install and totaly complete. Took just minutes to install. A bit longer to get the bags adjusted just right.
Rated 5 out of 5 Stars
19 Mar 2010
James P F says...
Very well made. One shortcoming is lack of attachment of panniers to bottom horizontal. The instruction sheet shows a plastic hook, but I was unable to locate one (Bike Trailer Shop, Ortlieb distributor, and writing to Tubus directly). However, McMaster-Carr comes to the rescue with a cushioned loop clamp and some tag washers.
Rated 3 out of 5 Stars
24 Aug 2008
Thomas P says...
This seems to be a goo product . But i want to warn you about 1 thing : On my bike one of the eylets is a M6 type instead of M5, and i need to increase the size of the hole on the rack to put the screw.
Rated 2 out of 5 Stars
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