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Code: TTALP
Tortec Transalp Disc Rack
Features:
 
The TRANSALP is specifically designed for bikes with disc brakes. Simple and super quick to mount to 26” and 700c bikes. Produced from lightweight 10mm alloy tubing and with additional lower pannier mounting rails means it’s easy to attach a rack pack without interfering with pannier hooks.
 
  • Max load 25kg
  • 5 Year warranty
  • Black or Silver options
 
Brilliant pannier rack, properly designed for a bike with disc brakes. It looks great and is rock solid despite being incredibly light. The black finish on the rack is not the usual smooth powder coating, there's a texture to it that is rather like weathered iron - it looks and feels classy. Fitting it was a doddle and all parts were included. I'm using it with a bag strapped to the top and individual panniers on either side, which is easy thanks to the additional hanging rails. Added a reflector and rear light to the mount at the back and it looks brilliant on my matte black hybrid. It's quite a hefty bike with a 22inch frame and I didn't want a spindly rack so this really ticks all the boxes. Overall - it looks lush, the price is excellent and it really does the job.
I have two of these racks fitted, one to a 26" MTB and the other a 29er. I bought the second simply because the first has proved to be such a good buy. Easy to fit, robust enough for my needs and the lower pannier mounting rail is a good feature, as is the rear light/reflector provision. There is no issue with heel clearance on the smaller wheeled bike, and the square rear sections of the rack prevent the panniers from going in towards the rear wheel, unlike on some other racks that are more triangular in shape. To top it all off, the price is very good indeed. The only thing it lacks is a solid platform on the top, which might be an issue for some folk, but I really only ever carry stuff in the panniers, and I've fitted a mudguard on both bikes anyway, so it's no problem for me. A very good rack for the money.
This is an excellent product at a great price. Tubes, welds and overall finish appear good, very light yet rigid frame. Assembly was easy and it remains firmly in place when all bolted in to the frame.
Really solid rack but not too heavy. used on my AWOL for commuting so far. Delivery spot on.
It's early days as I've only just fitted this rack, but it appears well made and fitting it to my 29er took all of five minutes, no bending of struts or messing about with brackets required. The second, lower, pannier top rail is a great feature, making attaching items to the top of the rack easier, and holding the panniers slightly lower on the bike. For twenty quid, I'm very pleased indeed.
Excellent rack - quick and easy to fit
Really good pannier rack, great for disk bike.
Excellent value, well made and finished. Strong enough to carry a set of pannier bags and a top bag.Note this item is made to fit frames with brazed on fittings on the seat stays.
Excellent item, at a really good (sale) price. Strong and much lighter than those I compared it with. Also has a useful rear mounting plate for lights.
I am very impressed with this rack. It was easy to fit, and seems to be very sturdy. I have fitted a rack pack on top and Ortlieb panniers on the side rails, and fully loaded them, and the rack performed admirably. It fits easily over my full mudguards, and my Cateye rear light fits perfectly on the light bracket. I would definitely recommend this rack to anyone, and the service from Merlin Cycles was second to none.
Good solid rack. Delivered very quickly. Impressed
Excellent product at a superb price. I've bought this rack for cycle touring in Scotland and a Belgium to France trip later in the year, and its totally surpassed my expectations. The build quality is excellent, and the frame is very strong but very light also - feels solid with the four contact points bolted to the frame. I'm also more than happy with the service from Merlin - 10/10 as usual, speedy delivery, excellent prices and spot on communication - thank you!!
This is a very workmanlike rack but an absolute bargain at the price. Very easy to fit - took me less than 20 minutes and fits my pair of Ortlieb panniers perfectly with space for a rack pack on top as well. Tested with a trip to the shops this morning and it coped admirably with a full load. Merlin have to be complemented on the speed of the delivery - ordered Wednesday evening and delivered Friday lunchtime. And at no extra charge. Fantastic!