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#144591 - 03/10/19 09:44 PM Manrack XT225 Front Rack
Beaker Offline
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I've been thinking of getting one of these, possibly to attach a smallish ridge case, sort of like those from Pelican. My concern is the added weight in front of the steering knuckle will degrade handling:

ManRack XT225 Front Rack

Wondering if anyone here has one and if so, what their impression(s) is/are regarding handling and usefulness.

I've seen a few DIY front racks for the XT225 and may just go that route first for testing.


Edited by Beaker (03/10/19 09:45 PM)
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#144598 - 03/11/19 10:02 AM Re: Manrack XT225 Front Rack [Re: Beaker]
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Keep the weight light up there and it probably wont be an issue.

When delivering newspapers as a kid, papers loaded in bags hanging off the handle bars. 5 or 6 papers you don't notice a difference, 90 or 100 papers and handling is vastly different eek.
Don't even get me started on Sunday deliveries shocked.
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#144600 - 03/11/19 03:41 PM Re: Manrack XT225 Front Rack [Re: #brer15]
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Originally Posted By: #brer15
Keep the weight light up there and it probably wont be an issue.

When delivering newspapers as a kid, papers loaded in bags hanging off the handle bars. 5 or 6 papers you don't notice a difference, 90 or 100 papers and handling is vastly different eek.
Don't even get me started on Sunday deliveries shocked.


Yep. Don't think you'll want anything heavy on that rack.

I recall riding bicycles with friends sitting on the handlebars. Interesting for sure.
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