Surly Rear Rack


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Weight weenies, move on. This isn’t for you. However, if versatility, durability and repairability are more important to you than a rack’s weight, the CroMoly steel Surly Nice Rear Rack is for you.Simple to fine tune to the best angle for your panniers and eliminate any heel clearance issues.


Weight weenies, move on. This isn’t for you.

However, if versatility, durability and repairability are more important to you than a rack’s weight, the CroMoly steel Surly Rear Rack is for you.

Simple to fine tune to the best angle for your panniers and eliminate any heel clearance issues.

Whether you’re a commuter, a tourist, or a utility cyclists, you can ride with through ice, snow, rain and blazing sunshine. This rack will resist rust and corrosion for thousands of miles.

Superficiality aside, this rack is strong. Carry up to 80 pounds — your daily commuter load, your self-sustained-world-tour gear, or bundles of firewood (if you can figure out how to lash them to the rack).

The Surly Rear Rack is height-adjustable, enabling it to fit a wide variety wheel sizes while allowing you to move its center of gravity as low as possible for a more stable ride.

The platform is six inches wide, providing plenty of room for rack-top bags, rack-top cases, rack packs, and sleeping bags.

The stainless steel hardware provided will enable you to fit the rack to most rigid 26″ and 700c frames.

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 a this rack back together. An aluminum rack won’t afford you the same luxury.

Surly includes all the hardware not to confuse you, but to allow fit versatility between many different types of frames on the market. The rack height is adjustable, so it will fit onto most road and off-road frames that utilize 26″ 29″ wheels.

Disc brakes and rear suspension are generally not compatible with Surly rear Racks.


  • Surface finish: phosphate coated inside and out, powdercoated exterior
  • Height: Adjustable to accommodate 26″, 700c and 29″ wheels
  • Hardware: all stainless steel bolts, washers, tubing pieces and castings


  • Load weight limit: 36 kg (80 lbs)
  • Tubing diameter: 10mm
  • Tubing: 100% 4130 cro-moly tubing, three thicknesses throughout rack
  • Rack width: 160mm (6.3 in.) outside to outside
  • Weight: 1.11 kg (2.45 lb.) with all hardware and bolts
  • Pannier support area: 616 cm2 (95 in2) per side
  • Load weight limit: 36 kg (80 lbs)


    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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Rack for Surly DT

Very easy install

Sean C.
Surly Rear Rack

So far so good. I have been using it now for a couple of weeks with panniers. Seems burly and well made. Installs easy and I really like the black coated color. I wish Surly would provide black rack stays instead of silver to match the rack. No big deal though. Campfire filled the order fast. Great service! Surly Rear Rack Review
Mark H.
Great rack from a great shop

Campfire cycling has knowledgeable people to help with your bike packing needs. It has quickly become one of my go to sources.

David W.
Solid rack, fit perfectly

This Surly rack is solid and secures to the frame very well. Fits perfectly on my Surly Karate Monkey. Nothing rattles or bends like other, cheap racks. Glad I spent the extra to get something so sturdy and solid. Surly Rear Rack Surly Rear Rack Review
Nathan C.
Nice rack for Pugs 2.0!

Set this up on a Surly Pugsley 2, easy to install with plenty of wiggle room. Seems plenty sturdy with lots of attachment points, and even comes with a nice small bag that will be my new tool bag. One thing to note is that the silver version is painted silver, not raw metal. Still looks cool though.