Salsa Alternator Rear Rack


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Strong and stable. Strength, light weight, and the ideal weight distribution on your Salsa alternator dropout equipped bicycle.


The rack your Salsa wants. Strong and stable. Load your panniers and explore. Tubular 6061-T6 aluminum construction for strength, light weight, and ideal weight distribution on your Salsa bike.

This rack is specific to Salsa bicycles with Alternator style dropouts.

Available for the following Alternator bicycle sizes:

  • for 135mm to 148mm Spacing – non-Plus Sized Tires (Low Deck)
    • Clearance up to 29″ x 2.1″ tires
  • for 135mm to 148mm Spacing – Plus Sized Tires
    • Clearance up to 29 x 3.0″ / 27.5 x 3.25″ tires
  • for 170mm/177mm spacing
    • Clearance up to 29 x 3.0″ / 27.5 x 3.25″ / 26 x 4.3″ tires
  • for 190mm/197mm Spacing
    • Clearance up to 29 x 3.0″ / 27.5 x 3.25″ / 26 x 4.8″ tires

Mounts using the upper pivot bolt of the Salsa Alternator dropouts


  • Large pannier hook stops
  • Black powdercoat finish
  • Tubular 6061-T6 aluminum construction
  • Extra long struts for improved range of fit. Straight and shaped (kinked) struts included
  • Compatible with Alternator 1.0 and 2.0 dropouts
  • 135 x 325mm cupped deck


  • Dimensions: 15.5 x 13.5 x 10.5 in / 39.4 x 34.3 x 26.7 cm
  • Weight: 1.69 lbs / 0.8 kg
  • NOTE: Deck requires a minimum of 320mm clearance from seatstay mounting points
  • NOTE: Salsa Rack-Lock needed for frames without upper seatstay mounts
  • 15kg maximum recommended load


    • Salsa Cycles warrants this new Salsa product against defects in materials and workmanship for five (5) years from the original date of retail purchase by the consumer. This limited warranty is expressly limited to the repair or replacement of the original product, at the option of Salsa Cycles, and is the sole remedy of the warranty. This limited warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the Salsa product and is not transferable. In no event shall Salsa Cycles be liable for any loss, inconvenience or damage, whether direct, incidental or consequential or otherwise resulting from breach of any express or implied warranty or condition, of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise with respect to this product except as set forth herein.

This warranty does not cover the following:

    • Damage due to improper assembly or follow-up maintenance or lack of skill, competence or experience of the end user
    • Products that have been modified, neglected, used in competition or for commercial purposes, misused or abused, involved in accidents or anything other than normal use
    • Damage or deterioration to the surface finish, aesthetics or appearance of the product
    • Normal wear and tear
    • Labor required to remove and/or refit and re-adjust the product within the bicycle assembly

This warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights, and those rights and other rights may vary from state to state.

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David A.
Nice Rack!

I am thankful for Campfire Cycling’s product selection, good website, swift sales process, and quick turnaround. The rack is an excellent addition to my Pivot LES Fat and worked perfectly on my 75 mile overnight in late November. Salsa Alternator Rear Rack Review
Mickey S.
Easy Install & great fit

I installed this rack on a 2019 carbon mukluk (size L) frame. The instructions were easy to follow and installation was simple. I was a little uneasy about needing to remove the dropout bolts and replace with some of the provided bolts and spacers for the rack but it was really simple and only took about 10 minutes to figure it out. I kept the original drop out bolts in a labelled bag in case I ever want to remove the rack. It was a perfect fit with plenty of tire clearance. I'm running 3.8" Maxxis FBR tires on 27.5 wheels. Took it on trip with Ortlieb Gravel Panniers on the rack and it performed great! Rock solid - exactly what I was looking for. Salsa Alternator Rear Rack Review
Peter K.
Great Product

Fits my fat tire bike very well 😀

Rebecca S.
Salsa Alternator Rear Rack

I have owned this rack for the past couple of years, having purchased it to go on my Salsa Vaya Travel, since it appeared at the time to be the only rack that would work with the Alternator setup. It's an okay rack, but it's weight limit is a wimpy compared to my Tubus Cargo rack.

However, my main beef with this rack is that there is NO WAY to connect a taillight of any sort without jerry-rigging something (forcing the round plastic clamps that come with most taillights around the double-welded tubing on the back, or getting some extra piece of hardware to try to make something work). They have such a piece on their Wanderlust rear rack...why can't they put one on THIS rack? All they have are some vertical threaded barrels that for the life of me I can't find any use for in attaching a taillight. I contacted Salsa about it, and they weren't very interested in trying to improve the design. Their engineers said, when asked why a simple strap with standard mounting holes couldn't be placed on the back of the rack, "There IS no standard." Okay, so tell that to Tubus, Blackburn, etc, since they haven't ever seemed to have any problems engineering such a simple and helpful piece.

So, if you don't mind not having an option to mount a taillight on this rack, and you have the Alternator setup, this is an alright rack. It's not terribly heavy, but again, it's got a weight limit of just 33 lbs. I'm contemplating getting a Blackburn Outpost rack to see if that does a better job, or seeing if the Tubus fatbike rack would fit.