Old Man Mountain Pioneer Front Rack

Old Man Mountain

Mounts on any suspension for that has brake posts (for V or cantilever brakes) and a standard quick release hub. If your fork is disc-brake-specific and does not have brake posts, you’ll need the OMM Band Clamps. Made from 6061 T6 Aluminum, with steel gray textured finish. Longer top rectangle for longer loads. 700c bikes can use 26" rack if dropout>top of tire measures less than 38mm.


Load Capacity: 50 lbs.

Weight: 916g

Length x Width x Height (axle to top): 12" x 6" x 16" (700c); 12" x 6" x 15" (26")

Material: Black anodized

**Note: Pioneer Front Rack has been discontinued by Old Man Mountain. See Sherpa Front Rack for replacement/ comparable product.**


Average rating: based on 4 reviews.

structurally strong but material too soft


Reviewed By: Michael Lake on 12/22/16

I've used a Pioneer front for some 15,000 miles, the length of South America and across Asia. Easy attachment, light (compared to Surly's front rack ) and structurally strong. But... the aluminium material is so soft the plastic clips on my Ortlieb panniers have almost worn right through the support legs. At this point I'm not sure I can trust the rack to hold up for my next trip across Africa. I'd prefer steel tubing or at least some kind of protecting sheath to take the wear and tear.

High quality rack - be sure you get the right one


Reviewed By: RuphTrip on 3/17/16

While I haven't been on tour with it yet, this is clearly the most robust and sturdy rack I have ever owned. Installation was not at all difficult, but the instructions were surprisingly confusing. That's a subjective statement to be sure. I suggest going to the Old Man Mountain website to find the correct rack for your bike, then going to Adventure to order. With the information on the Adventure Cycling store site, I ended up getting a rack that fits and works fine, but is not really ideal for my bike. There is more info on the OOM site that will guide you better.

sweet rack!!!


Reviewed By: A customer from mildenhall, england on 7/9/12

super hefty and light weight! super easy to install!

Solid rack for front shocks.


Reviewed By: Greg Stephens on 6/5/12

Breeze to install; very solid in use. It's not light ... but I'm riding a dualie with a trailer and I'm 225 myself, so I guess I shouldn't be talking! You can see pictures at dreamtheride.com, where I'm sharing my bike life with all and sundry. Cheers, Greg

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