Best Bike Cargo Racks

Updated October 2020
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A bike cargo rack fits on the back of your bicycle, allowing you to carry loads of varying sizes. This style of cargo rack either mounts to the bicycle frame and seat post, or only to the seat post. The best racks will consist of a lightweight metal, usually aluminum. This means it will not add much weight to your bike when you’re not carrying gear. It also should be resistant to weather and rusting. The majority of bike cargo racks will be able to carry loads up to 50 pounds, including bags hanging off the side. However, some large racks with extra support bars can support much more weight.

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