The Tubus Grand Tour is a dual rail rear rack designed for carrying pannier bags as well as a racktop bag or basket. The lower pannier rail of the Grand Tour lowers the center of gravity on your bike. Making for a more stable steering and handling experience when riding. Which is great for when your bike is loaded up for touring.
The Grand Tour is compatible with almost all pannier bag mounting systems (including ORTLIEB’S).
This rear rack is the latest design from Ortlieb, with improved ‘feet’ design for mounting the rack. When choosing a carrier rack for your bike it’s important to think of how you will use it. As a permanent attachment to your bike, it’s a good idea to plan ahead to future journeys. A dual-rail design of rack is the most utilitarian option & we recommend it for anyone considering touring. A single rail rack is more suited to a commuter bike where your maximum load will be panniers. The dual rail design makes it easier to load up the top platform of the rack without interfering with the pannier hooks.
If you’re still in the early stages of your research on racks, check out our FAQ page for some more detailed info. We also keep these racks in stock in our bike shop in Richmond so that you can come in & compare them in person.
TUBUS GRAND TOUR SPECS
|28″, 29″, 700c
|MAX TYRE WIDTH
|60 mm / 2.4″
Installing Tubus racks often involves bending & cutting the provided roundstays to suit the geometry of your bike. And to ensure the rack is level once installed. If you are local to Melbourne, we encourage you to bring your bike in to our Richmond bike shop so that our mechanics can fit your Tubus rack to your bike for you. As it can be a difficult job at home without tools.