Thorn Expedition Rear Rack review

Best rack for expeditions

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £69.99 RRP | USD $137.13
Thorn Expedition Rear Rack

Our review

Brilliant, tough rack for long-distance tourers
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Thorn’s Expedition carrier may be a touch on the portly side and its boxy design may lack elegance, but there’s little to beat it for sheer stiffness and brawn. 


It’s rated to a more-than-generous 40kg and if you can find the space, you can strap on another 20kg when it’s mounted with Thorn’s own 6mm screw adaptors. 

The powder coating is tough and ours has survived countless miles of abuse, all around the Indian Himalayas, on every road surface imaginable.

In the unlikely event of damage, the Expedition lives up to its name as the steel construction makes it easy to bend back into shape, or even weld.


Midway mounts silence rattly mudguards and there’s a removable light bracket, so your rear LED blinker can always be seen, even when the rack’s heavily laden. 

Product Specifications


Name Expedition
Brand Thorn Cycles

Manufacturer's Description The strongest rear rack on the market, the ultimate ! Perfect for adventure touring, cycle camping, carrying the shopping, whatever you need to do. Typical fitted weight 850g (885g including light bracket and full length struts). Dimensions - 380mm long x 130mm wide. Height 350mm from lower mounting bolt to rack top. 5 tubes for the load surface! Constructed throughout from 10mm heat-treated Cro-Mo. Max load when used on surfaced roads:- When fitted with 6mm screws = 60Kg…when fitted with 5mm screws = 40kg. These figures should be halved when being used on South American Ripio.
Weight (g) 645
Features Removable Light Bracket
Platform Dimensions 380mm long x 130mm wide
Max Load Rating 40
Colour Black
Material Chromoly Steel Heat Treated
Front, Rear Compatibility Rear
Rack Use Touring