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Topeak MTX Quick Track System

The Explorer is a disc-brake-friendly rear rack that's built to carry larger, heavier loads.
  • MTX QuickTrack™ mounting system is capatible with Topeak MTX™-series trunk bags
  • 6061-T6 aluminum construction with 6061-T6 aluminum bracket, hollow aluminum tubes and stainless-steel hardware makes it strong and lightweight
  • Integrated top fender offers splash protection
  • Fits all frames with disc brakes
The MTX DXP is a generous-capacity, versatile trunk bag has an expandable top and fold-down side panniers to accommodate extra gear.
  • Features a large-capacity main compartment, a multi-function top pocket and two side pockets that open into pannier bags
  • Foam walls provide padding and insulation for use as a camera bag or cooler
  • Insulated main compartment holds up to eight 16-oz. cans
  • Durable 1000-denier Cordura® Plus construction with 3M® reflective trim for increased visibility
  • Built-in carrying handle, plus detachable shoulder strap

I bought the Topeak system for my upright a few years ago and really like it. The track system makes removal of the bag a breeze which is perfect since I tend to trail my bike on top of my truck. Its well insulated so an ice pack will keep food or beverages cold for hours. The fold out panniers are great when you want to carry a jacket in the morning only to shed it in the mid day and not stuff it in with your beer/food. The lid has a small zippered compartment to store pens, tire pressure gauge, small flashlight, etc. With the new recumbent having disc brakes I was sure I'd have to retrofit the rack somehow. While looking at Topeak's site, I found they made the Explorer rack for disc brake bikes. I just installed it on my Volea and it fits great. BTW, Amazon has the best prices on both.


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