Tubus Tara Big Apple Front Lowrider Rack

$120.00 with Free Shipping to the Lower 48 US States!

AK, HI, and international destinations may receive a shipping credit.

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If you are familiar with the Tubus Tara, you also know the Tara Big Apple.  It is simply a larger version of the Tara with a taller and wider hoop over the tire, and more width capability for the lower connections, something necessary for the larger tires and forks on some of the new 29’er bike designs.  The Tubus Tara is one of the strongest low-rider racks made.  The stabilizing loop that crosses over the tire adds strength and rigidity to the system.  The low-rider mounting system lower’s your pannier’s center of gravity, improving your bike’s handling.  This is one of the best choices for long self-supported bicycle touring, and it has been the most popular Tubus front rack design.

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  • If you ride a bike with large tires, the Tara Big Apple may be the choice for you.  The stabilizing loop that crosses over the tire adds strength and rigidity to the system.  The low-rider mounting system keeps your load’s center of gravity down, improving your bike’s handling.  This is one of the best choices for long self-supported bicycle touring.  The Tara Big Apple can fit bikes with 26 and 700C (27 inch) wheels.
  • The Tara Big Apple’s rated capacity is 33 lbs.  That is the maximum weight you should ever add to your front forks. If you are headed out for a long distance, heavily loaded tour, your Tubus rack could be the difference between a smooth tour or a breakdown.  The Tara Big Apple has one of the best mounting system I have seen.  It adjusts forward and back, and up and down, so if your rack fittings are poorly placed, it should still fit securely.
  • Weight:  about 403 grams (14.2 ounces).
  • The Tara Big Apple has extra mounting tabs for mounting fenders directly to the rack, so you will not have to share your behind-the-fork-tip mounting eyelet between rack and fenders.  There is plenty of clearance for tall tires and fenders within the rack.
  • Please note that bicycle manufactures don’t all place their mid-fork braze-on rack fittings in exactly the same relationship to the lower fork-tip eyelets, and there are variations in bike design, fork angle, and fork rake etc.  This means that even with the Tara Big Apple’s built in adjustments, you may not be able to get your rack top rails perfectly level.  Don’t worry.  Your packs will stay mounted securely even if your rack is not level.
  • The Tubus Tara Big Apple is made from chromoly steel tubing.  The top-rails are made from 10mm diameter tubes.  The “hoop” tubing is 14mm in diameter.
  • Visit Tubus Fit Solutions for a variety of solutions for rack fitting problems, including extra-small bikes that need extra-long upper rack mounting stays to reach the seatstay fittings, mounting front racks on forks without mid-fork rack fittings, heel clearance problems with panniers due to short chainstay length, mounting racks on race bikes or bikes without rack mounting fittings, and more.