Racks » Moots tailgator rack

A must for any rider seeking a lightweight performance rack pack. With 400 cubic inches of carrying capacity of 5 lbs, this carrying system provides ample room to store all your essentials. Two shims are included to fit a range of seatpost diameters. The custom made tailgator bags come with a durable Hypalon bottom for added abrasion resistance and securily attaches to our own unique low profile titanium rack. Each component comes with a 2 year limited warranty.

WEIGHT: Rack + one shim= 125 grams
Complete System= 400 grams or 13.8 ounces

Product Website: http://www.moots.com/store-indivdisplay.php?primaryAutoID=6&Department=Titanium+Components

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Comments (4)

Stefan GriebelDecember 7th, 2008 at 12:31 am

This rack does look slick, and would probably be great for road touring, but it does not hold up to the rigors of mountain biking. With a small weight limit of 5 lbs (my first broke carrying 5lbs, the second broke carrying only 4 lbs), you’re better off getting a large rackless saddle bag. Kudos to Moots for warrantying my first breakage, but they are unwilling to modify the design to make it stronger/better. For the same price ($100+), you can have a really nice custom bag made.

Tim McCabeDecember 11th, 2008 at 7:28 am

I have been looking for a way to eliminate the rear rack from my system but this just doesn’t seam to cut it. The price to weight to volume ratio just doesn’t add up when for similar money you can carry more with less overall weight. I have been using a Jandd Rack Pack Duffle for a couple of years and the new plan is to try to modify it to work with out the rack.

frejwilkDecember 11th, 2008 at 3:51 pm

My experience is similar to Stefan’s. The aluminum seatpost clamp has worn and cracked where the titanium loop/rails insert into it. The rack always bounced no matter how little weight was on it. And that bounce causes the wear. Too bad because the whole package is a really neat design. And I think the bags are well made. The rack is just going to be better for road biking. I’d stick to smooth pavement with it.

Anita DyerApril 20th, 2009 at 11:49 am

I fell totally in love with this but only someone very tall has enough clearance on their bike to actually be able to use it. At 5’6” on a 52 cm bike I don’t even really have enough clearance to use the rack with the top bag only.

My fantasy was that with this rack & pack I could do ultralight touring in good weather with just what I could cram into this unit. No rack with panniers. I have messed about a bit seeing what I could stuff in of the gear that I like to carry when credit card touring but got depressed realizing that I could never go this light because I just am no where near tall enough.

Caveat: you can’t use this with a carbon seat post.

AND: Moots people….I bought this in the store there at the factory and am still angry that you sold it to me…you had to know that I couldn’t use it. Angry with myself too that I didn’t drive right back over there and return it but took it home and tried and tried to make it work even though I knew there was no way. I am taking it to my local club bring and buy so someone will get a deal. If they can use it.

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