Tubus Tara Front Rack


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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 alot of luggage. The reason why this lowrider is stronger than our others, is, that the Tara has a tube diameter of it’s 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 than 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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John W.

Tubus Tara Rack on touring rig.

I have not yet personally used the rack. It went on quickly with no surprises. Lots of tour bikes use this rack so I anticipate complete euphoria. Roads here are still icy so I won't know for a while how mine works. I was happy to find the silver color here.

Scott S.

Tubus rack

Fit perfectly. Excellent customer service.

Peter Stokely

Tubus Tara Front Rack

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.

Dell Wilson

Tubus Tara Front Rack

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.