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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Christopher M.
Campfire is Blazing quick.

Campfire got the rack out quickly and provided quick shipping info and updates. The rack is great, but Campfire Cycling is the best.

Nate T.
Perfect do all rack

This rack is perfect for top loads and side loads. Good price and sturdy as anything. I wish there were more options for mounting brackets, just so I could tweak the exact fit I want. Very small nitpick.

Ian K.
Surly front rack

Great! Couldn’t beat the price and it arrived quickly, fits my Fuji Touring bike. I attached a couple steel bars to the rack so I can carry longer items for local landscaping work. Thanks again.

Mark S.
Good buying experience

Shipping was quick from Arizona to the east coast. Good products, and a nice personal touch of the matchbook and Campfire Cycling stickers.

Surly front bike rack

I have an older model Cannondale that required some additional hardware but was able to get what I needed and complete the install. Works perfect with panniers I have. Surly Front Rack Review