Front Rack Comparisons (Canti Fit)
We sell a few different canti-fit front racks and I thought I would show a few differences between them. The following image shows a Velo Orange Pass Hunter, a Nitto M12 and the Compass M13 (wide).
All racks mount via a central crown bolt and on brake pivots (via rack mounting tabs). The VO and Nitto racks have mudguard mounting eyelets under the central bridge, whereas the shorter Compass rack has a threaded bolt at the end of the rack.
The top rack is the Velo Orange and the bottom is the Nitto. The Velo Orange Rack has a welded construction whereas the Nitto is fillet-brazed. Both joins are very strong, however the brazing is more aesthetically pleasing. VO racks are polished tubular stainless steel whereas the Nitto M12 uses plated tubular chromoly.
Compass requested a lightweight steel for the M13 rack, without compromising its strength.
Weights (without hardware)
Velo Orange Pass Hunter 235g
Nitto M12 251g
Compass M13 (wide) 184g
||Velo Orange Pass Hunter
||Compass M13 (Wide)
||195mm L x 103mm W
||200mm L x 103mm W
||160mm L x 90mm W
||50mm to 40mm Taper x 105mm H
||50mm W x 105mm H
||40mm W x 105mm H
Angle (Crown Bolt-Brake Pivots)
Brake Pivot Tabs
Crown Bolt Length
The Velo Orange rack has 4 eyelets on the underside of the platform. These can be used to attach dynamo lights or cool, retro flashlights.
The Nitto M12 has eyelets on both arms, about half way down. This allows for left or right side fitting of lights. Compass have designed their rack with just one eyelet, and unfortunately for us in the UK, it is on the left side arm (about a third of the way down).
Velo Orange Pass Hunter Rack - £57.50
Nitto M12 Rack - £54.99
Compass M13 Rack - £100