We’ve gotten the chance to use a lot of different racks and bags over the years, but there are a few pieces that truly stand the test of time: the Tubus Logo Evo Rear Rack is one them. It’s sort of strange to review something I’ve owned for almost a decade, but it is THAT good. Check out the video for our thoughts. For those that would rather read than watch, here is the executive summary:
The Tubus uses tubular rod stays that connect to the seat stays on the bike. Not only are they very adjustable, but they make for a stiffer rack. Racks that use flexible aluminum bar stays have a tendency to sway under load. The Tubus is rock solid.
The Tubus Logo Evo has a second pair of eyelets on the rack for mounting fenders. This is huge if you have a bike with only a single pair of eyelets. You now don’t have to choose if you want a rack or fenders – you can run both.
Flat Top Shelf
The top of the Tubus rack is flat and this allows you to slide a load close to the seatpost and closer to the center of mass. This is particularly good for long objects like tents and fishing rods!
Double Rail System
This version of the Tubus has dual rails. This allows a lot of flexibility on where you position your load but also allows you to remove things from the top shelf independently of the bottom rails!
The Logo Evo Rear Rack has drillings for a standard dual hole Eurpoean tail light. Also, since the mounting plate is flat, with a little electrical tape you can build up a base that can also mount a blinky light with a rear clip.
The holidays are upon us. In this video, we give you five stocking stuffer ideas for the bicyclist in your life. For those that prefer to watch than read, here are the items in no particular order.
A fun and quirky twist on the safety flag! Eye catching to both fellow cyclists and motorists.
Our favorite way to unwind after a long day in the saddle (if we’re not fishing) or to pass the time in the tent during a rainy afternoon.
We take atleast four on every bicycle tour. So versatile and can be used in both cold and hot weather.
A classic looking knife perfect for food preparation on bike tour. They are small, inexpensive and easy to sharpen on the road. Bonus, is that they develop a cool patina after lots of use.
Showerspass Crosspoint Socks Wool:
Waterproof socks that feel like socks and not like a weird plastic bag. If you can, splurge on the version with the wool liner.
One of our favorite things to do when we visit a destination is to explore the local bike scene. In this video, we take you along as we do shop visits with THREE new and diverse bicycle shops in Seattle. First we get a tour of a high-end road bike club house called Metier; then we grab lunch at Peloton, a bike shop/restaurant started by some local bike polo players; finally we chat with Alex from Electric Lady Bicycles about his new electric cargo bike specific shop! To top it all off we wrap up a bikey weekend with a party at Swift Industries.
We’re in Seattle for the weekend to celebrate Swift Industries new space, as well as general bike nerding out! In this vid, we take our bikes on the Bolt Bus (no box necessary!) and ride around with our friend Madi from Family Ride and visit with our friend Davy at GO Family Cyclery.
I celebrated a birthday this weekend! One of our growing passions (which I actually picked up in the middle of our bike tour!) is fly fishing. The chance to fish for some trout has become one of the factors we consider when we plan our bike tours and vacations. Here are a few video vlogs from this weekend!