Adding a Rear Rack to a Fat Bike

Biking is such a great way to get around in dense urban areas that for readers of ShrinkthatFootprint we want to make sure you get to accessorize and customize your bike as much as possible.  Today we’ll talk about adding a storage rack to your fat bike.

Bike rack for the rear, ostensibly for fat bikes

What is a fat bike?

A fat bike is a bicycle with large, wide tires. Fat bikes are designed for riding on snow and sand. Fat bikes have become very popular in recent years, and they are a great option for people who want to ride on trails in the winter.

What is a fat bike rear rack?

A fat bike rear rack is a great way to carrying your gear when you are out on the trails. Fat bike rear racks come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. The most important thing to consider when choosing a rack is the weight capacity. Make sure to choose a rack that can handle the weight of your gear. The type of rack is also important. Pannier racks are great for carrying smaller items, while trunk racks are better for larger items. The size of the rack is also important. Make sure to choose a rack that is the right size for your bike.

Uses of the fat bike rear rack

The fat bike rear rack has many uses. The most common use is to carry gear when you are out on the trails. The rack can also be used to carry a spare tire, or to mount a snowboard or ski.

Advantages of the fat bike rear rack

The fat bike rear rack has many advantages. The most obvious advantage is that it allows you to carry more gear with you when you are out on the trails. The rack is also very versatile and can be used for a variety of different purposes.

Disadvantages of the fat bike rear rack

The fat bike rear rack has a few disadvantages. The most notable disadvantage is that it can add a lot of weight to your bike. The rack can also be difficult to install, and it can be hard to find a rack that is the right size for your bike.

How to choose one for you

There are a few things to consider when choosing a fat bike rear rack. The most important thing to consider is the weight capacity. Make sure to choose a rack that can handle the weight of your gear. The type of rack is also important. Pannier racks are great for carrying smaller items, while trunk racks are better for larger items. The size of the rack is also important. Make sure to choose a rack that is the right size for your bike.

What about a front rack?

A front rack can also be a great option for carrying gear on your fat bike. A front rack is typically smaller and lighter than a rear rack. The main advantage of a front rack is that it does not add as much weight to your bike. The main disadvantage of a front rack is that it can be more difficult to install, and it can be harder to find a rack that is the right size for your bike.

Which companies are reputable?

There are a few companies that make fat bike rear racks. Some of the most popular companies include Surly, Salsa, and Yakima.

Surly bike rear racks are some of the most popular on the market. Surly racks are made from high-quality materials, and they are designed to be very durable. Surly racks are also very easy to install, and they are available in a variety of different sizes.

Salsa bike rear racks are also very popular. Salsa racks are made from high-quality materials, and they are designed to be very durable. Salsa racks are also very easy to install, and they are available in a variety of different sizes.

Yakima bike rear racks are also popular. Yakima racks are made from high-quality materials, and they are designed to be very durable. Yakima racks are also very easy to install, and they are available in a variety of different sizes.

Where can I find one?

Fat bike rear racks are available at most bike shops, and they are also available online. What shops online sell these? There are a few online retailers that sell fat bike rear racks. Some of the most popular online retailers include J&R Bicycles, Bike Nashbar, and Amazon.

J&R Bicycles is an online retailer that specializes in selling bike parts and accessories. J&R Bicycles has a wide selection of fat bike rear racks, and they offer free shipping on orders over $50.

Bike Nashbar is an online retailer that specializes in selling bike parts and accessories. Bike Nashbar has a wide selection of fat bike rear racks, and they offer free shipping on orders over $49.

Amazon is an online retailer that sells a wide variety of products. Amazon has a wide selection of fat bike rear racks, and they offer free shipping on eligible items.

How much do these things cost?

Fat bike rear racks typically range in price from $50 to $200.

Installing a fat bike rear rack can be tricky.

Make sure to read the instructions carefully before you begin. It is also a good idea to watch a few installation videos to get a better idea of how the process works.

Tools needed for installation

Installing a fat bike rear rack typically requires a few tools. You will need a drill, a screwdriver, and a wrench.

Time needed for installation


It typically takes about 30 minutes to install a fat bike rear rack.

Difficulty level

Installing a fat bike rear rack is typically a medium difficulty project.

Will a bike shop help me with the installation?

Yes, most bike shops will be happy to help you with the installation of your fat bike rear rack.

Anne Lauer
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Anna Lauer is a writer, gardener, and homesteader living in rural Wisconsin. She has written for Mother Earth News, Grit, and Hobby Farms magazines. Anna is writing a new book about growing your food for free and an ultimate guide to producing food at little to no cost. When shes not writing or gardening, Anna enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.