Ortlieb Quick Rack review - the bikepacking struggle is real... until this came along

Functional, versatile and refreshingly easy to fit... Ortlieb might have found the perfect pannier-rack solution

Ortlieb Quick Rack attached to a bike
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Any rack offering clean aesthetics, a decent payload, quality construction and finish and a five-year warranty is certainly worth paying for. Ortlieb’s Quick Rack offers all these things and more. Thanks to a clever design, it can be mounted in less than 15 seconds and removed even quicker. Initial set-up is no hassle. Any tourer, shopper or commuter who also regularly cycles for pleasure will appreciate the versatility of this rack.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to install

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    Quick to put on and take off

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Reasons to avoid
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    Nothing to note

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The struggle is real - well, it was until the Ortlieb Quick Rack arrived. It's possibly the perfect solution for anyone looking to equip their bike with a decent bike pannier carrying system at the drop of a hat. It’s well made, affordable and certainly lives up to its ‘quick’ name.

I’ve fitted my fair share of racks to a variety of bikes. Some can be relatively intuitive and easy to work with - 30 minutes to have it perfectly aligned, stable and secure is good going but all too often this isn’t possible without a fight. If you only have one bike, or need to transport it in a small car, removing the rack might be an essential chore, further overshadowed by the faff of re-attaching it again at some point in the near future. 

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