Review – Ibera PakRak Mini Commuter Rack

The Ibera PakRak Mini Commuter Rack is lightweight, versatile, and in my experience, stable, with a variety of loads attached to it. I’ve been using the rack for a couple months for commuting back and forth to work and the local grocery store. Click ahead for pictures and details!

Bike Accessory
Cost: $34.99 CAD
Where to Buy: https://www.amazon.ca

What is the Ibera PakRak Mini Commuter Rack?

It’s a seatpost rack, that’s what it is! This rack comes with a fairly straightforward clamp-type mechanism that is fastened with an Allen bolt. Simply select the correct rubber shims, fasten it around your seatpost, clamp it down, tighten the bolt, and you’ve got a versatile rack for your bike.

How does it Work?

It works well actually. The useable area of the rack measures 5.5″ x 12″, and the claimed weight capacity is 10kg, which actually is quite a bit of weight to strap on back there. I have not loaded it that heavily yet, but I have strapped on a bag of groceries on a number of occasions, as well as a few boxes, and a small backpack with jeans and lunch for my commute to work.

The construction is solid, with clean welds and straight tubes. Overall, there is a feeling of strength and quality.

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I have the Allen bolt tightened down quite tightly, and it has yet to shift even once. I have placed the rack as low as possible on the seatpost so that it when it is loaded, it doesn’t interfere with my pedaling.

The Bonelli Fairweather Ibera Rack on the Bonelli Fairweather
Ibera PakRak Mini Commuter Rack Ibera Rack on the Bonelli Fairweather
Ibera Rack on the Bonelli Fairweather The Ibera PakRak Mini Commuter Loaded Up

Adams Take

Overall, I would say it’s a good buy for someone who wants to carry some odd shaped packages on their bike, but lacks the eyelets to mount a proper rack. It’s versatility is limited by the small surface area, but with a few straps and creativity, you can attach almost anything. Ibera even sells a trunk bag specifically for this rack which I will take a look at later!