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As of 9/4/23, HALFrack production is paused indefinitely pending design updates.

The CETMA HALFrack is designed to fit almost any bike without modifications or special hardware--it attaches to your axle or eyelets (you choose) and brake hole. It is compatible with all popular brake types, and suitable for hanging panniers.

Platform dimensions:  11" x 11".

Weight capacity:  30-ish pounds.

Compatibility: Brake hole needed. The HALFrack can be used with any brake type.

HALFrack wishbone 



CETMA racks are available via a tiered price structure, so you can pay less for non-asap orders. This helps streamline production and shipping schedules, and gives you a chance to save money.


axle stays   CETMA rack with eyelet stays

CETMA racks can attach to axle or eyelet. Choose your preference when you order.


 "A bike with no rack is like pants without pockets." -me

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 most bikes--no drilling, sizing, or customizing is necessary. The stays can attach to your axle or eyelets. They assemble quickly with basic tools and all hardware is included.

CETMA racks are handmade in the USA. They're made of steel and built 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, London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Geneva,  Germany, Tokyo, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Shanghai, and every state of the totally awesome USA.

 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 in front of you.

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