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Customer reviews for Blackburn CL1 Custom Low Rider Rack

Blackburn CL1 Custom Low Rider Rack

Overall rating:
3.2 / 5
3.2
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5
(5 reviews) 5
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3 out of 5(60%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Blackburn CL1 Custom Low Rider Rack
Review 1 for Blackburn CL1 Custom Low Rider Rack
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Johnno2

Not fit for purpose

Posted02 July 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: Poor quality
There is a flaw in the design of this rack. The P-clip that is used to adjust the rack so that the top is horizontal has a tiny indentation which mates with an indentation on the diagonal tubing of the rack. Over time with a normal pannier load (e.g. 2-2.5kg) on each side this failed for me. There is plenty of vibration at the front of a bike and it is easy to see why this is not a long lasting solution. I fitted a Tubus Duo and haven't looked back.
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Review 2 for Blackburn CL1 Custom Low Rider Rack
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4 / 5
4 / 5
wattschr
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:London Bridge

Good but not entirely obvious how to fit..

Posted02 July 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight
Cons: poor fitting instructions
I've just taken these on a tour with me and they have served me well. The instructions on fitting assume you don't have front pannier bolts already fitted and that you want to drill through your forks (or have non threaded holes through your forks).
The bottom fittings don't seem to get tight enough and I found that they can slip and can become unstable. I have added some cable ties and they have worked fine with fairly heavy loads on them.
Basically great - but not as easy to fit as they should be (which I think is all down to poor instructions)
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Review 3 for Blackburn CL1 Custom Low Rider Rack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Gordinio
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Brighton

Tried and Tested Design

Posted28 May 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great, improved handling
This is the third set of these Blackburn low riders I've owned the oldest being the set on my current touring bike which have been in service since 1990.
The design is simple yet effective and particularly good as is allows carrying of load down low over the front wheels of the bike significantly improving the handing under load.
I would not hesitate to recommend this product.
Gordon - Brighton
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Review 4 for Blackburn CL1 Custom Low Rider Rack
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2 / 5
2 / 5
NiallT
It was bought:Online

Incorrect description.

Posted26 January 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: not as described, difficult to mount
The item description claims it fits all mid-fork mounts, but once I received the item it said "mid-fork non-threaded braze-ons only".
As I was desperately short of time and luggage space, I fitted them anyway. This was extremely difficult -- the tolerances in the mounting holes on the rack are very tight and it was difficult to keep my bolts at the right angle to follow the thread. The area around the bolt does not sit flat against the braze-on rims, so the pressure isn't evenly distributed. I am concerned that this means there will be some shearing force on the bolts, so I'm not going to be able to trust them with a heavy load....
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Review 5 for Blackburn CL1 Custom Low Rider Rack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
ronaldinhono
from Maryport Cumbria
Age:45-54
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male

bl cl1 clrr

Posted15 July 2010
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
these look very good on the bike. the spacers and fittings provided proved to be precisely useful, and fitting was not difficult. my Altura panniers fit easily and securely to these racks.
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