Blackburn Central Seatpost Rear Rack Review - a sturdy solution for frames without mounts

A versatile and well-made rack that will fit most bikes, but is particularly useful for frames that lack rack mounts.

Blackburn Central Seatpost Rear Rack
(Image credit: Paul Grele)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A well-made product from Blackburn that can turn most bikes into a load carrier, even those that can't accommodate a conventional rack. It can be used with a rack bag or a drybag/bungee combination. Height can be adjusted by setting the central beam into an upward or downward position, on which the rack body is then secured, enabling a good amount of fine tuning. Overall a good product for those wanting a versatile rear rack.

Reasons to buy
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    Well made

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    Useful for frames without rack eyelets

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    Will fit a wide range of frames/bikes

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    Lifetime warranty

Reasons to avoid
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    A little fiddly to fit, but it's ok

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The Blackburn Central Seatpost Rear Rack enables just about any bike, regardless of size or type, to carry a load, provided there's enough seat post showing. Its flexible design boasts two different height settings plus fore and aft adjustment, so your load shouldn't interfere with your riding position or other kit. The ability to alter the height also means it can fit a wide selection of bikes.

It weighs in at 763g and has a 10kg/22lb carrying capacity, which should be plenty for most people.

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