A low center of gravity, solid construction, and practical design make CETMA Racks an ideal alternative to the popular standard of top-heavy baskets and inferior rear-mounted racks.
CETMA Racks are compatible with almost any bike.
The stays attach to the front axle, no special eyelets needed. No extra drilling, sizing, or customizing necessary. They assemble quickly with basic tools. Instructions and all necessary hardware is included. Some limitations apply--check the FAQs page before you buy. That rhymes.
CETMA racks are built of steel and made for daily abuse.
They were originally conceived and designed by messengers for real-life courier-work and utility. CETMA Racks are continually tested by messengers world-wide who use them for work. CETMA Racks are not trendy toys for your static show bike.
CETMA racks are used by a lot of people.
You can find CETMA racks on the streets of Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Quebec, Mexico City, Brazil, Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, England, Paris, Madrid, Italy, Geneva, Germany, Tokyo, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and nearly every state in the US.
Four compelling reasons for using a front rack:
1. The rear wheel is inherently weaker than the front wheel due to its asymmetrical build, offset hub, and torque input.
2. The rear part of the frame is where almost all frames break. The thin chain stays and seat stays are notorious weak spots.
3. Carrying weight on a rear rack makes the entire bike feel unstable and top-heavy. Put a heavy box on a rear rack and try to ride down the street. The entire frame flexes and the bike tries to lay down. Come to a stop and it gets downright scary. Transporting that box becomes a precarious balancing act. It's easier to handle cargo when it's up front near your hands.
4. Rear-loaded freight remains behind you while you ride (duh), and you can't see if it's shifting or about to fall. It's easier to keep an eye on cargo when it's right in front of you.