Tubus Vega Evo Rear Bicycle Rack

$140.00 with Free Shipping to the Lower 48 US States!

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

  • COLOR . . . Black
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The Vega Evo is the same as a Logo Evo, but without the lower side rails.  Tubus says the Vega Evo is “made for daily use and weekend trips.”  It can be great for cross country touring as well if you are good at being a minimalist and stick to lighter-weight loads.  The Vega Evo is also a favorite for bicycle commuters.

  • See detailed Vega Evo specifications and fitting information below.
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  • MOUNTING OPTIONS:  See the photos above for two different upper rack mounting options — with or without the top plate.
  • HEIGHT:  Measured vertically from the center of the lower rack mounting hole to the top of the rack is 370mm, or 37cm (14.56 inches).  The top rail is 10mm in Diameter, so it is 360mm (14.17 inches) from the lower mounting bolt to the underside of the top platform area.  This is good to know when figuring out tire and fender clearance.
  • CARRYING CAPACITY:  The Vega Evo’s carrying capacity is 25kg (55 pounds).
  • WEIGHT:  Approximately 496 grams (17.5 ounces) for the rack we weighed.  Add 4.5 oz for the mounting parts (before rack stays are trimmed to length), and you have a weight of about 624 grams (22 oz).  There will be some variation in final weight, depending on how you trim the upper rack mounting stays, and which mounting option you use.
  • RACK TOP LENGTH:  The level part of the top “platform” is about 12 inches long.  From the top front of the rack to the taillight mounting bracket is about 13 inches.
  • RACK TOP WIDTH:  About 3 3/8 inches wide at the top front of the rack, just before the curve.  About 4 inches wide just above the taillight mounting bracket.
  • TOP RAIL DIAMETER:  All Tubus Racks use 10mm diameter top rails, except for the new FAT Rack for bikes with the giant tires – it has 14mm diameter top rails.
  • The included 240mm long upper rack mounting stays will fit the majority of bikes.  If you have a very small frame, you may need the 350mm extra-long upper rack mounting stays.  The upper rack mounting stays are made of solid aluminum rods, rather than hollow steel tubes.  This allows a very tight clamping force without crushing the rods, and solid rods are easy to bend in case brake parts are in the way, or rack fittings are too far apart.
  • MAX RECOMMENDED TIRE WIDTH:  60mm (2.35 inches)  On some bikes with disc brakes that are mounted between the seatstay and chainstay, forward of the rear axle , the taller dropouts have higher than average lower mounting eyelets.  This means the rack sits higher over the wheel, so the tire passes the slanted vertical tubes lower down, and the lateral tire clearance may be up to 2.5 inches.
  • SIZE:  The Vega Evo is made in a One-Size-Fits-All  26″/700C size.  Europeans often use 28″ to mean 700C.  So in some places you may see the 26″/28″ designation for the Vega evo.  So Tubus makes the Vega evo tall enough for most 26″ and 700C touring tires.  It works on some 29er’s if the lower rack mounting eyelets are higher than average.  Higher low eyelets make the top of the rack higher.  If you let us know what bike you have, we may be able to tell you if the Vega evo will fit.  If  your bike requires a taller size, say for the new 29er mountain bike tires, there is a Logo Classic 29’er rack that is taller, and there is an optional adapter for the 29er Logo Classic that adds even more height if necessary.  Ask us for details, as the page for the Logo Classic 29er is still under construction.  Some websites are mistakenly calling the Logo Classic 29er rack an “Evo” rack, but that is not the case ‒ it has the “Classic” Logo dropout.
  • Tubus Vega Evo vs. Tubus Fly Evo:  Many of my customers who ask for a Tubus Fly Classic rack should consider this rack instead.  If you look at the side-view photos, this rack is very similar to the ultra-light Fly rack, but it has two upper rack mounting stays instead of a single mounting stay.  If your bike has built-in rack fittings on the seat-stays, this will likely be a better fit than the Fly Evo.  If your bike does not have seatstay rack fittings, but has aluminum or steel tubes, then the Tubus Stay Mounting Clamps on my Tubus Fit Solutions page may help this rack fit, while avoiding attachment to the brake bridge.  This will be a slightly stronger setup, yet easier, and you still have an exceptionally simple and light weight rack.  The Fly Evo rack is still a great rack when the fit is right, and the load is light!
  • 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.
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