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!
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.
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.
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!