Front Bike Rack

 

 

Our stylish polished stainless steel porteur rack is a heavy duty option for carrying groceries, a change of clothes, or whatever you need for everyday adventures. It’s height adjustable and will fit almost any commuter, road, or mountain bike.

  • Fits most 26" or 700c Bikes
  • Dimensions of cargo area are approximately 14" x 12" x 2"
  • Mounting Hardware Included
  • Professional installation recommended
One Size

Customer Reviews

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B.P.
Great rack, not weather resistant.

I love the rack. It looks great on my bike, and is great for carrying extra things. However the finish on the wood is not very weather resistant. After only a couple of rides in rain and snow, the finish is starting to flake off.

Thanks for sharing Bryan - we are big advocates of hitting our rear crate and front carrier with a generous coat of lacquer to protect the wood. While they are coated at the factory, organic materials such as wood and leather will ultimately break down if not protected from the elements. Thanks again for sharing. -Ryan Zagata
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L.M.
Cool look, minor imperfections

We love the front rank, it’s very handy and this rack has enough space. The lip around the edges is a good touch. However, there are already some flakes where the stain? finish? has splintered/flaked off. Will apply some wood finish and hope rain and snow won’t affect it too much!

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A.
Good rack, good service

Spent lots of time searching front racks to build a town bike to commute and run errands. Most similar racks I found where twice the price or spoiled the look of most bikes. Then I found this, a functional, good looking rack at a fair price. I had a question and Ryan quickly replied to my email with accurate answers. I am totally loving the common sense and uncomplicated approach to bikes that this company has.

Thanks so much for sharing. This front rack is such a hit with the team and you pointed out exactly why. Thanks again. -Ryan Zagata
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L.F.
It's great

Sturdy, looks just like pictures, works great. Exactly what I wanted.

Thanks for sharing Leslie. We are glad you're enjoying your front bike rack. -Ryan Zagata
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E.J.
Completes the look of my bike

I mainly use my rack to carry a tool backpack to work. Currently tie the backpack to the carrier with some sash and a bowline and clove knot which works fine for the backpack. A cargo net will be more versatile for other loads. The rack is made very well and doubles as bike art. Plan on keeping up the wood with a clear water-base exterior wood finish and wiping down the stainless steel frame. I really like how it looks on my Calyer.

Thanks for sharing Edward. Our Front Rack is a great companion to many of our bikes and surely is a nice complement to your Calyer. Thanks for sharing. -Ryan Zagata
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W.C.
Practical and comment worthy

Love the rack. It did not affect the handling as much a I thought it might. It's a really practical place to toss a jacket or briefcase. The only drawback is that it does not come with a bungee or two - it's not so useful without them. I get positive comments on it all the time.

Thanks for sharing Will. Really glad you're getting use of your rack. A simple elastic cargo net will do the trick to keep everything situated. -Ryan Zagata
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WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BROOKLYN?

What Are the Differences Between the Franklin and Willow Step-through Models?

Looking at the Franklin and Willow, but not quite sure how the models compare? No worries – we get this question a lot, so we’ve put together a quick rundown on what sets these models apart!

 

#TLDR (AKA Too Long Didn't Read)? Here's a Quick Summary:

 SIMILARITIES DIFFERENCES
FRAME GEOMETRY HANDLEBARS
COLOR-MATCHED FENDERS & CHAINGUARD SADDLE
3-SPEED INTERNAL GEARING GRIPS
KICKSTAND INCLUDED TIRE COLOR
REAR CARRIER
CHAIN COATING
7-SPEED GEARING
FRAME MATERIALS

 

 

1. HANDLEBARS

This is probably the most notable difference between our step-through models. With the Willow featuring our Swept-Back Handlebars. This means a much more upright (European-style) riding position (think sitting in a chair) that is well suited for leisurely riding.

The Franklin models feature our Relaxed Ride Handlebars, which are slightly more aggressive and ideal for both commuting and leisurely weekend rides.

 

2. TIRES

The Willow comes with cream tires, whereas the Franklin sports black tires. Do note that regardless of color, all our tires offer an added layer of puncture resistance.

 

3. ACCESSORIES

The Willow is our premium model and includes a rear carrier, as well as an upgraded sprung saddle and grip set from Selle Royal’s Royalgel™ line.

The Franklin features Selle Royal Vegan Leather saddle and grips. Please note that this bike does not come with a rear carrier. If you would like to purchase a rear carrier for this model, you will need a 26” carrier for the S/M Franklin and a 700C carrier for the Large Franklin model.

Both models come with color matched fenders and chainguard, as well as a kickstand.

 

4. RUST-PROHIBITIVE COATING & GEARING

As our signature model, the Willow has a few additional premium features including a rust-prohibitive coating on the chain and internal gearing resulting in less maintenance and more riding.

The Franklin 3 model includes internal gearing (just like the Willow), whereas the Franklin 7 has an external 7-Speed derailleur.

 

5. FRAME MATERIALS

On a more technical note – the geometry on both frames is identical, however the Franklin and Willow models are made from different materials. Are you currently thinking “WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?! I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BIKES!!”? Do not fret – we totally get it! Take a breath and read on…

The Willow frame is made with double-butted 4130 Chromoly Steel. We use a stronger grade of steel, which allows us to use thinner tubing resulting in a lighter frame.

The Franklin frame is crafted with specially engineered high-tensile steel. What does this mean? We are able to offer a similar bike of a more moderate price point. Our Franklin model is the most economical step-through model in our portfolio of bikes (as well as a team favorite)!

Still have questions on sizing (or anything else)? Email us or schedule a concierge call with our team. We’d love to help!

 

Don’t forget: All of our bikes include Free Shipping & Professional Assembly.

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