We’re big fans of Tubus’s repairable steel racks, thanks to their quality construction and light weight. The 670g Disco is designed for bikes running disc brakes, where the calliper often fouls the rack arm, and is rated to 20kg.
By sweeping the legs further back and out of harm’s way, the Disco can be mounted on either the eyelets on your frame, if it has them, or using the wheel’s axle and the long skewer provided – in the style of an Old Man Mountain rack.
On the small frame we tested it on, we still needed to space out one side with the shims provided, so the rack doesn’t sit quite evenly over the rear wheel. But it’s still considerably stiffer than the rack it replaced, and has cleaner, more elegant lines.
If the price tag seems a tad steep, it’s worth remembering that not only do Tubus guarantee their racks for 10 years, but there’s also a mobile guarantee for the ﬁrst three.
A replacement rack will be sent out to you anywhere in the world as long as you register. We can’t imagine many Tubus racks failing, but this is still reassuringly impressive.