Lightweight, easy to fit, super strong and dependable. A simple, effective rack that is genuinely hard to beat for cycle touring, especially if you carry a significant amount of kit.
Our classic - your favourite since 1988. This model is the basis for all of our carrier models. The CARGO is our all around carrier. Everyone is pleased with the performance of this carrier. On the road all over the world, the CARGO endures tough daily routine check-ups tested by its owners.
Improved over time in every single detail, the CARGO is good for your daily ride or even the next world tour. It fits most bikes and carries most panniers.
Maximum admissible load capacity for this carrier is limited to 26 kg /57.3 lbs. as ISO 11243:2016 allows mounting a child seat from an admissible load of 27 kg /59.5 lbs. or more. The carrier is not allowed for mounting a child seat and consequently not allowed for transporting children; therefore load capacity has to be limited to 26 kg/57.3 lbs. The carrier was successfully tested according ISO 11243:2016 with a test load of 40 kg/88.1 lbs., however, due to the above-mentioned legal reasons it is only admissible for a maximum load of 26 kg/57.3 lbs.
Tubus' Cargo Classic Rear Carrier has it in the name, it's a classic. This rack has been going for years and for good reason, it can officially carry up to 26kg (but unofficially, a massive 40kg) but weighs only 710g, giving you space for two fully loaded panniers and a big touring tent. The rack is well built so it's easy to fit to your bike and really sturdy once fitted and loaded up.
Once fitted, there is a good amount of clearance for your heels even with fully weighted panniers so there is very little to think about once this rack is fitted, just how you're going to cover the distance or get up the hills! Overall, this rack is perfectly designed for heavy loads and long distance or long term touring but will do a good job under any circumstances from day trips to commuting.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear