We’re big fans of incorporating a small front rack into a versatile, commuting-friendly bikepacking setup. In fact, we’re currently testing out some of the top-rated racks on the market and will be sharing our findings soon. In my research, I stumbled upon Ukraine-based 7Roads’ new front rack after seeing it on our friend Mattie Gould’s (@mattiejgould) vintage GT setup.
Made by Sergey Romanov (@ridegood_rack) in Ukraine, the 7Roads front rack is described as a “reliable multitasker for gravel rides and bikepacking.” What’s unique are the two bottle mounts on the underside of the platform, providing enough space for standard bottle cages, cargo cages, or a Widefoot LiterCage, like the one Mattie used. There’s a removable light attachment, an integrated bottle opener for fizzy drinks, and the platform is rated for 8-10kg (~17-22 pounds).
The 26cm wide platform is large enough to support a front bag, dial in your basketpacking setup, or just strap a milk crate to for running errands around town. The rack, including all of the attachments, weighs in at 630 grams. There is a single fixed mounting point at the fork crown and two adjustable 27cm legs to dial in the angle of the rack.
As mentioned above, our friend Mattie Gould got out for a bikepacking trip this past weekend and put his new 7Roads Front Rack to the test. He mounted two Widefoot LiterCages under the platform with 1L dry bags attached, strapped some sandals to the platform, and the rack provided support for his Frameworks Designs Overlander bag. Mattie says he was impressed with the rack, the underside bottle cage mounts, and wish he brought along the front light mount, as they ended up riding in the dark. Check out some photos from Mattie below.
The 7Roads Front Rack costs €76.00 (~$91 USD), and although they are currently sold out, they are expected to be available again in the next 7-10 days. Head over to 7RBags.com to learn more.
Please keep the conversation civil, constructive, and inclusive, or your comment will be removed.