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Tortec Transalp Disc Rear Pannier Rack

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Product Description

The TRANSALP is specifically designed for bikes with disc brakes. Simple and super quick to mount to 26 and 700c bikes.

Produced from lightweight 10mm alloy tubing and with additional lower pannier mounting rails means it’s easy to attach a rack pack without interfering with pannier hooks.

Max load 25kg

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Tortec Transalp Disc Rear Pannier Rack Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.1
out of 5
4.15
Build Quality
4.12
Performance
4.06
Value For Money
4.35

Customer Reviews (17)

3
Not so good
by Anonymous user on 20/01/2020

In theory, this was just the sort of rack I was looking for, reasonably light, solid enough for touring, and suitable for disk brakes. In practice the support legs were pushed well wide of the frame which would cause quite a stress on the long fixing bolts and the frame mounting points. Worst of all was the size and shape of the spacers which held the support legs away from the frame. (These are a fixed part of the pannier rack and not loose spacers) they were square section and quite bulky to the extent there was no way they would fit on the the available space on my bike Loose round spacers in a variety of thicknesses could have worked much better. Unfortunately I unpacked the rack before I found out that it wouldn't fit my bike ( I suspect it wouldn't fit many others) so I guess it will appear soon at some well known auction site.

In theory, this was just the sort of rack I was looking for, reasonably light, solid enough for touring, and suitable for disk brakes. In practice the support legs were pushed well wide of the frame which would cause quite a stress on the long fixing bolts and the frame mounting points. Worst of all was the size and shape of the spacers which held the support legs away from the frame. (These are a fixed part of the pannier rack and not loose spacers) they were square section and quite bulky to the extent there was no way they would fit on the the available space on my bike Loose round spacers in a variety of thicknesses could have worked much better. Unfortunately I unpacked the rack before I found out that it wouldn't fit my bike ( I suspect it wouldn't fit many others) so I guess it will appear soon at some well known auction site.

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3.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 3.5/5
Performance: 1/5
Value For Money: 5/5
0
Already broken after using twice
by Valerie K on 26/08/2017

The bolts that come with this to attach to the frame are crap. This rack has already come loose from my frame after using it twice. Would not recommend this product.

The bolts that come with this to attach to the frame are crap. This rack has already come loose from my frame after using it twice. Would not recommend this product.

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0.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 0.5/5
Performance: 0.5/5
Value For Money: 0.5/5
4
good product
by david e on 11/08/2017

this is a well made, light, and easy to fit product, that clears the rear brake disc.

this is a well made, light, and easy to fit product, that clears the rear brake disc.

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Bike rack
by Ian W on 15/07/2017

Cracking bit of kit nice and sturdy fits well with the disc break

Cracking bit of kit nice and sturdy fits well with the disc break

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Light but solid
by Craig B on 22/06/2017

This is my first experience with fitting and using a rack on my bike so can't say that I have a wealth experience to back my opinion here. However, I'd like to think that I can recognise a well made product and so far my experience with this rack has been just that. Very light to handle, making it very simple to fit. All the required fittings were supplied and the instructions for fitting were straightforward (although not an inherently complex piece of equipment to begin with). Once fitted and all bolts secured, it feels very robust and unlikely to move or flex out of place. No issues securing my panniers onto either side and I am able to place them far enough towards the rear of the mount to prevent any interference with the pedal stroke (for reference, this was fitted to a Carrera Subway One 2014 edition).

This is my first experience with fitting and using a rack on my bike so can't say that I have a wealth experience to back my opinion here. However, I'd like to think that I can recognise a well made product and so far my experience with this rack has been just that. Very light to handle, making it very simple to fit. All the required fittings were supplied and the instructions for fitting were straightforward (although not an inherently complex piece of equipment to begin with). Once fitted and all bolts secured, it feels very robust and unlikely to move or flex out of place. No issues securing my panniers onto either side and I am able to place them far enough towards the rear of the mount to prevent any interference with the pedal stroke (for reference, this was fitted to a Carrera Subway One 2014 edition).

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Sturdy bike rack for disc brakes
by Nick I on 04/04/2017

Bought this to fit to my Giant Rapid 1. Very easy to fit, looks the part and very sturdy

Bought this to fit to my Giant Rapid 1. Very easy to fit, looks the part and very sturdy

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Very Impressed
by Keith E on 12/01/2017

Remarkably light for a robust rack. It was easy to fit to a bike with disc brakes and the extra side bar makes it easier to hook on the pannier bag. Even the Allen key bolts have knurled heads so you can do them up most of the way with your fingers - impressive attention to detail!

Remarkably light for a robust rack. It was easy to fit to a bike with disc brakes and the extra side bar makes it easier to hook on the pannier bag. Even the Allen key bolts have knurled heads so you can do them up most of the way with your fingers - impressive attention to detail!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Perfect fit on Scott Aspect 720
by Alexander K on 24/02/2016

Bolts are sold with the rack. It took me 10 minutes to mount and I am not a DIY guy very much! It is sturdy and looks great on my bike.

Bolts are sold with the rack. It took me 10 minutes to mount and I am not a DIY guy very much! It is sturdy and looks great on my bike.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Great fit, lightweight.
by Roy G on 29/01/2016

Well made, lightweight and easy to mount. Had a small problem with one of the legs, instant no quibble replacement. Great service from tredz.

Well made, lightweight and easy to mount. Had a small problem with one of the legs, instant no quibble replacement. Great service from tredz.

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 3.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
So far so good
by Stefan M on 21/12/2015

Easy to fit and adjust. Feels solid on the bike and fits pannier bags perfectly. Really good price, great service and great product. 5* all round. Still a happy cyclist.

Easy to fit and adjust. Feels solid on the bike and fits pannier bags perfectly. Really good price, great service and great product. 5* all round. Still a happy cyclist.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
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What is a bike rack?

A bike rack is a great way of carrying your luggage around on your bike, making them perfect for commuting, touring or family adventures. The rack fits securely to your bike, eliminating the need for a rucksack to burden your back. Racks are easily fitted and removed, so they don’t have to stay in place all the time.

Who needs a bike rack?

Anyone who carries luggage. Whether you’re cycling to work, sightseeing or having a few days away, bike racks are ideal for bearing the brunt of the load. A bike rack is also a great idea for those who suffer from back pain or that find rucksacks uncomfortable.

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There are two locations for bike racks, at the front and rear of your bike. Both can be used to carry luggage. Choose from strong, durable material that is as light as possible. You’ll also need to check that the rack will fit to your bike without getting in the way of any of the components. 

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The choice of accompanying baggage is endless. Pick from a small, compact bag for occasional jaunts, double panniers for a weekend away or multi-compartment bag to keep yourself organised.

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Check the load capacity of your rack – you don’t want to set off and leave a trail of spilt luggage in your wake. Or worse, damage your bike because you’ve packed everything AND the kitchen sink.

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