Rated 5 out of 5 by Chubby great bit of kit
Well designed & engineered. Was sceptical about how sturdy it would be compared to a conventional rack, but it appears to be very solid. Already use a Topeak MTX bag on my commuting bike & bought this for weekends away on road bike. No regrets.
16 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great rack
Bought it 4 months ago for my MTB bike i use for daily commute. It's sturdy, does what it should do, carries my backpack (cca 8kg) with ease. I ditched provided bungee cord and use normal one with hooks from auto parts shop. And to prevent it being pinched while awaiting me in front of my workplace i added a hose clip through QR.
23 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous perfect for light touring
i bought this to go on a race bike (8kg) to tour down the coast of france. i loaded it up with all my stuff (tent, sleeping bag, mat, clothes) and it worked perfectly. it didn't swing side to side and the quick release made it so easy. because it tilts up a bit i could also stap things underneath it using the rubber bungees. if you set it up well and load it nice and tightly you cant go wrong with this for light weight touring. my friend who toured with me bought a cheaper version which was heavier and would end up at 90 degree angles to the wheels, nothing is more annoying that wobbly rack dont skimp!
27 November 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous High position of the luggage
The only problem about this rack is the high position of the luggage: sometimes it is difficult to mount on the bicycle (you have to rise your leg very high to pass it to the other side of the bike...) and if the luggage was lower stability should increase. Bought it because at that time there were no other racks for disk brake bycicles; if it was today, perhaps I would choose the dx rack.
26 November 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Ok, but can move about.
It ain't bad, but the bolt did snap after about 6 months of light wear. (Replaced with new one). Also no mattter how secure I attach to the seatpost it has a tendency to move ! (It's almost a great product but just not quite there for the money)
24 September 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Well made but needs work
I recently bought this rack to use on my ride to work bike. A Claude Bulter Milano, I purchased it along with the DXP bag and the double rack arms.It all works really well together.
However, I don't know if its the fact its on a road bike, the position of my saddle or the size of my hamstrings ( I wish ), but the quick release rubs on the back of my hamstring. If I can find a bolt with a fairly flush head / screw head the problem will be solved.
21 June 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Disapointing
Perfectly fine for 14 months; I used it for my daily commute and the odd youth hostel trip, keeping baggage well inside the weight limit. It has broken in two; just below the first weld, Immediately below the quick release clamp.
Sorry but 14 months use is not good enough.
21 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent Product
I bought the Topeak Beam Rack MTX - V Type, the Topeak Dual Side Frame & the Topeak MTX Trunk Bag DXP all together for a touring holiday in France. Not having to bring a carrier to fit panniers to was the big attraction. Once arrived at the airport it took only a short while to set up my bike & hit the road....you need to be disciplined in choosing your luggage as there is a 9 kilo weight limit but the convenience of this product makes that a price worth paying. For a week or 10 days you can manage fine on a 9 kilo limit anyway. I had no problems with the whole rig staying securely on the bike. Just remember that the Beam Rack is not recommended for fitting to a carbon seat-post.
21 April 2010