Posted by Logan Watts
RatKing Frames, a Seattle-based frame builder, just launched their new ‘T-Rack’ for pre-order. The triple bottle mounts on each leg of the T-Rack make it a unique rear rack for folks interested in running gear-intensive bikepacking kits or classic saddlebags. According to RatKing, the T-Rack allows you to carry up to a gallon of water. Using the King Cage Manything, you can also add extra stuff sacks or ATM Many Things Sacks, or the new Oveja Negra Bootlegger bags. While in Peru, Cass used the T-Rack to run extra bottle cages on his Tumbleweed Prospector…
Two styles are available. The ‘Micro Pannier’ option adds an extra strut and mounting loop to the the backside of the rack offering more support for a micro pannier system such as offered by Porcelain Rocket, Revelate, or Bedrock.
This rack is designed to be used with everything from a cross bike to a 29+ rig. It is specced to allow room for a 29×3.5″ tire with mud clearance to spare. According to RatKing there will be some minor design alterations that make it difficult to give an exact weight, but they are expecting it to fall below 350g (380g for the Micro Pannier version).
It’s also worth noting there have been clearance issues with some seat-stay mounted disc brakes, so you may want to get in touch before purchasing to check compatibility issues.
Learn more and pre-order at RatKingFrames.com.