Ibera PakRak Bicycle Touring Carrier Plus+ IB-RA4 Frame-mounted for heavier top & side loads

Ibera PakRak Bicycle Touring Carrier Plus+ IB-RA4 Frame-mounted for heavier top & side loads

Ibera PakRak Bicycle Touring Carrier Plus+ IB-RA4 Frame-mounted for heavier top & side loads
@ Carries up to 25 kg (55 lb), Reflector attachable, TIG-welded, heat-treated, anodized aluminum. Compatible with Ibera trunk bags, side Pannier bags and eco-friendly reusable bags (IB-BA1, IB-BA3,IB-BA4, IB-BA7, IB-BA8, IB-BA9). Specifications Material
Durable lightweight heat-treated aluminum

Features
Plus+ allows Ibera trunk bags and eco-friendly reusable bags (IB-BA1, IB-BA3) to be mounted with Ibera panniers simultaneously (IB-BA4, IB-BA7, IB-BA8, IB-BA9)
Also compatible with strap-attached bags and panniers.

Mount Type
Frame-mounted for heavier top & side loads
Quick-release bag mounting system (bags not included)

Dimensions
15.5″ x 6.0″ x 15.5-16.5″ (top shelf is 5.5″ in width)
Adjustable height
Fits most 26″ and 700c frames

Load weight
Carries up to 55 lb (25kg)

Rack weight
1.67 lbs / 760g

  • Frame-mounted for heavier top and side loads
  • Quick-release bag mounting system
  • Adjustable; fits most 26-Inch and 700c frames
  • Durable, lightweight aluminum 760g
  • Plus allows IBERA bags to be mounted with IBERA panniers

List Price: $ 39.99

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2 thoughts on “Ibera PakRak Bicycle Touring Carrier Plus+ IB-RA4 Frame-mounted for heavier top & side loads

  1. 120 of 121 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Quality product, easy installation, fit just about any bike, September 29, 2012
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    SCbikeman (Southeast US) –

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    This review is from: Ibera PakRak Bicycle Touring Carrier Plus+ IB-RA4 Frame-mounted for heavier top & side loads (Sports)
    Okay, let me start by saying that I rarely write reviews of products. I am a bicycle commuter, and for the past 17 years I have consistently put more miles on my bikes each year than I do a vehicle. I say this to let you know that I have tried just about every load-carrying solution on the planet.

    I stubbled across this rack earlier this year and after doing some research, decided to pull the trigger on it. A problem I’ve always had with racks/panniers is heel clearance; I wear a size 13.5-14 shoe. I first installed this rack on my primary commuter bike. It’s a steel-framed 1×9 that has eyelets for racks/fenders but the chainstay is not particulary long, about the length of your average road/racing bike. After installing it, I threw on my oversized Ortlieb panniers and sure enough, about 2 inches of clearance behind my heels. I was almost in disbelief. So then I installed in on my steel-framed single speed bike with an even shorter chain stay and guess what? It worked!! This rack moves the panniers back, down and away from ANY potential heel clearance issues. If it will work for my big feet, it will work for yours. Oh, and I should mention I of course run 175mm crankarms on all my bikes.

    Durability: I now own four of these racks. I have 2 on commuter bikes, 1 on a dedicated touring bike and I installed one a mountain bike. Not a single issue. I have toured with this rack on rough roads with loads up to about 30lbs, have done numerous errand/grocery shopping runs with loads exceeding 40lbs.

    One more thing I should mention as sort-of a comparison: I work at an outdoor speciality retail store. We are an Ortlieb/Tubus dealer. I can get Tubus racks at COST, however, I never purchased Tubus racks because even at wholesale cost they were between $100-$130. Some of my coworkers have the expensive Tubus racks, and even though they are nice and have a much nicer finish, this PAKRAK rack is a bit more solid, has more mounting options/heel clearance.

    Bottom line: don’t hesitate in this purchase and mounting it to your bike. You won’t regret it.

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  2. 52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Solid Rack!, June 3, 2013
    By 
    J. Bailey (VA) –
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    This review is from: Ibera PakRak Bicycle Touring Carrier Plus+ IB-RA4 Frame-mounted for heavier top & side loads (Sports)
    I just installed the rack and it is very stable and well made. One thing to note is I flipped the connectors at the top around so they were wider apart and not rubbing tougher. It appears to be just as stable the opposite way. If your rear attachment points on your frame are far apart you will not have this issue. I bet I could stand on the rack without it breaking (but not going to try!).

    I will be using this rack heavily so we will see if it holds up the test of time. Hopefully the panniers made by Ibera PakRak are just as good.

    I almost went for the Topeak rack instead but did not because their panniers did not look as good. I think the Topeak rack is probably just a good but some minor things to note:
    1. The Topeak rack can not be adjusted up or down like this one.
    2. The top attachment on the Topeak looks flimsy compared to this one. Given it is a little harder to install the top connector to the frame on the Ibera but on the trail I think it will hold up better.
    3. This rack curves up at the back which might be good for some use but I have a tent that is longer then the rack and wish it was just flat like the Topeak.

    Overall 5 stars for now, will update it after 180 mile trip with it this weekend.
    ***Update***
    After 185+ miles with this rack it is still solid and very well worth it. The Ibera Clip-on Panniers work well with it but it says to not take these off road. I was on gravel with mud, pot holes, and some curb jumps…overall they worked but was afraid the clips would break off. The frame is extremely sturdy and can hold just about as much weight as you can manage to put on it.

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