Surly Front Rack


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If versatility, durability and repairability are more important than weight, this is your front rack. Two levels for hanging panniers plus a platform. Carry up to 70 pounds. Fits 26″ to 29″ wheels.


Commuters and bike tourists for whom versatility, durability and repairability are more important than weight, this is your front rack.

The Surly Front Rack has two levels for hanging panniers. Most people will want to use the lower tubing, but you’ll appreciate the option to adapt to road and trail conditions. And don’t be shy about using the platform. This rack can carry up to 70 pounds.

Adjusts to fit from 26″ to 29″ wheel wheel with or without fenders, including all Surly forks except the Pugsley fork and Moonlander forks (due to the offset of the Pugsley fork driveside blade and the width of the Moonlander fork).

The main body of is made of tubular CroMoly steel. In the rare instance that this rack breaks, you should be able to find, even in the most remote regions of planet Earth, somebody to TIG, MIG, stickweld, braze or solder this rack back together. An aluminum rack won’t afford you the same luxury.

The stock rack and hardware is designed to fit front racks mount to forks with mid-blade eyelets – about 165mm from the dropout. Most quality touring forks have these. Additional hardware maybe needed to accommodate other forks.

For more information, refer to the Surly Front Rack Installation Instructions.


  • Incredibly strong chromoly steel construction
  • Powder coated for corrosion resistance
  • Fits most front racks mount to forks with mid-blade eyelets – about 165mm from the dropout. Most quality touring forks have these.
  • Height: Adjustable to accommodate 26″, 700c and 29″ wheels
  • Hardware: all stainless steel bolts, washers, tubing pieces and castings


  • Tubing diameter: 10mm
  • Tubing: 100% 4130 cro-moly tubing, three thicknesses throughout rack
  • Rack width: 178mm outside to outside
  • Load weight limit: 32 kg (70 lbs)
  • Weight: 1.34 kg (2.95 lb)


    Surly Says:

Stuff eventually breaks or wears out if you use it enough. That’s beyond our control. We guarantee this product to be free from defects in manufacturing and design for one year from date of purchase. It’s guaranteed not to fail under normal riding conditions. Surly is not responsible for the actions you take on your bicycle, however, and cannot be responsible for products that break when not installed correctly or used inconsistently with the product’s design. If you’re not sure if something will work the way you want, contact us. If you do destroy your Surly product, fess up and maybe we can get you some replacement parts to keep you riding.

Sorry, the finish isn’t covered, nor is any damage that happens to you or your other components as a result of any failure of one of our products. Lastly, if you modify or neglect our products, we can’t be responsible for them or what might happen to you while you’re using them.

All potential warranty items should be returned to the original place of purchase, accompanied by a sales receipt. In the unlikely event that this is not possible, call or email us, and we’ll do our best to get you riding again.

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Gregory R.

I like big racks and I cannot lie…

Great service from Campfire! Shipped same day as ordered, and received in good condition! I put it on a new bridge club. Surly could definitely provide a bit more instruction on that process, though I am no expert by any means. I is used the unicrown plates and had to fool around with a few extra washers and moving the plates between the inside and outside of the rack. Got it, though! Have not loaded it for a trip yet, still trying to decide which bags I want to go to. Surly Front Rack Review
Tom G.

Lightning fast!

Great items, great price and super fast shipping! Thank you!

timothy b.
United States (US) United States (US)

Surly Front Rack

Super easy install on my Surly Straggler. Robust. Looks like it can take a beating. Love the silver powder coat finish and all of the attachment points. Can’t wait to use this on extended Bikepacking trip this summer. Surly Front Rack Review
Matt W.

Surly front rack

This was my second purchase with Campfire. Easy website to use, quick purchase, product shipped quickly, arrived with packing protection in the box, item was exactly as described. Will definitely be shopping with Campfire Cycles again.

Keith S.

Surly front rack

I have not yet used the rack on a trip- but this is one solid rack. It mounted up with ease on my Straggler 700c frame.