Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spotted: Axiom Wood Front Rack

Popped into the local Bikestation today and spotted this curious Axiom "DLX Front Rack." It's a mini front rack with a wood platform.



It looks to be functionally very similar to the Nashbar mini front rack, but with a touch more class.




The finish is sort of a blasted silvery color. It's ok. For me, I would have preferred chrome or something more metallic, but it's not too shabby.



The rack appears to have pretty adjustable fittings, so there's a good chance you'll be able to dial in the fit to your bike.

A downside is that the rack is not shaped to play well with certain randonneur bags that are meant to be slipped over the back of the rack. It will still support them from the bottom, but it won't have that added stability.

I believe retail is about $45.

3 comments:

m e l i g r o s a said...

that is a good looking piece of rack. Im thinking a sic pack and a cute cooler ontop ;)

Greg said...

Holy crap! Norco is getting into the game. That does it, we're mainstream now. Pretty soon the hipsters are going to be forsaking their brakeless fixies for front bags and low trail.*

meligrosa, like this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/30405788@N00/3457590814/




All meant in good natured jest. I'm really looking forward to seeing more front loaders and I have had a fixie or two in my life.

the other Adam said...

I saw that at the shop last week - there's a matching rear rack too. They also have a non-wood, black front rack, apparently meant for attaching pet baskets but probably good for other stuff, that might be better for some uses.

Greg: Dutch bikes are the new brakeless fixies. Gonna be turf wars between the Gazelles and the Pistas soon.