Made of tubular chromoly steel by Nitto in Japan, the new SimWorks Burrito Rack is a compact rear bag support that can fit a wide range of bikes. It attaches securely to the seatpost and both seat stays using adjustable struts that can be eyelet-mounted or connected with included clamps. The Burrito Rack can serve as a support for a larger Carradice-style bag attached to your saddle or as a standalone rack for a smaller bag or drysack lashed directly to the rack using Voile straps or cords anchored to the studs on the underside of the rack.
Nitto produced the $200 Burrito Rack in chrome or black-plated options, and both weigh in at 410 grams and have a load capacity of 10 kilograms (22 pounds). The struts are made from aluminum, and the hardware is stainless. SimWorks recommends a minimum clearance of 12 centimeters (4.7 inches) between the top of the rear tire and the seatpost clamp position. It’ll fit seatposts between 26.8 and 27.2mm, though with a little ingenuity and longer hardware, you may be able to get it to fit larger posts.
Made in Japan / $200 at Sim.Works
RAL Extra Rice & Beans Bag
Alongside the Burrito Rack, SimWorks commissioned Cody Forsythe of Jack Supply in Portland to make a matching compact roll-top bag. Available in limited quantities, the RAL Extra Rice & Beans Bag is offered in five unique color and material combinations, and it features premium Fidlock magnetic closure hardware, a roll-top design, a padded base with reinforced lower walls, a purpose-built webbing attachment system, D-rings for connecting a shoulder strap, dual daisy chains on the bottom, and a reflective chevron design for a little added visibility.
Describing its ideal use case, SimWorks wrote, “Load it up with a grip of burritos and refreshments for you and a couple buds and head out to your favorite hilltop clearing or beach break to unwind. Leave the backpack at home.” The $120 RAL Extra Rice & Beans Bag looks like a great handmade option for city cruises and coffee rides, though its small size limits its utility for bikepacking.
Made in Oregon, USA / $130 at Sim.Works
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