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
  • Material: 25CrMo4
  • Specs
    • Height Lower Mount to Top (Standard Size): 52cm / 20.5″
    • Platform W x L: 88mm (front) 165mm (rear) x 368mm / 3.5″ (front) 6.5″ (rear) x 14.5″
    • Weight: 360g / 13oz
    • Weight Capacity: 18kg / 40lbs
    • Tire Size Compatibility
      • Max Tire Width: 50mm / 2″
      • Designed to fit 26″/700C tires.

    All Tubus Racks are backed by a 10-year warranty against defects in material and manufacturing.

    Tubus also offers a 3-year Mobile Guarantee. To qualify, send in the registration card that comes with your rack. Tubus will air-mail a replacement rack anywhere in the world if the rack breaks during normal use. This is great peace of mind for cycle tourists traveling to far-off corners of the world.

    Please see our Warranty page for the details of our warranty process.

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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.