Because you can pedal just about anywhere on a fattie, it makes a lot of sense to load yours down with racks so you’ll be kitted out once you get there.
But anyone who tries to fit racks on a fat bike will face one obvious problem: super wide frame geometry.
So aeroe looks to solve the problem with the new Spider Fat Rack. The new rear rack aims to let riders carry any brand of dry bag, tents, sleeping bags, or any other gear on any fat bike or fat e-bike.
Its strength is its adjustability. Attachment points let riders place it in multiple positions along the seat stays, and adjustable carriage angles help accommodate clearances and componentry.
The rack comes with one cradle which has in-built straps that holds the gear in place. You can then add cradles to the top or the sides of the rack. (Or both, depending on how much gear you need to bring along.)
From there, you can rotate any cradle up to 180 degrees to suit your required heel, saddle, or suspension clearance. You can also dial it in to accommodate your dropper post or handling preferences.
The quick release rack mounts with silicone-coated straps and rubber cushioned feet at four contact points on the seat stays. In other words: no frame mounts required for install. All you need to throw it on or swap it out is a 5mm hex key.
Chris Burkard recently tested the system on a tour of Iceland’s “Forgotten Coast” on his Fezzari King’s Peak fattie. Burkard didn’t comment to aeroe on the experience, but from his facial expressions, we can only assume the Spider Fat Rack worked.
Load capacity is 35 lbs. (16 kg). It weighs 2.1 lbs. with the cradle and built-in straps, and retails for $149.