Specifically designed for new Rans bikes with oval frame tubes, the ultra-durable TerraCycle Rans Easy Reacher Rack is the answer to your load-carrying concerns! Much stronger than an ordinary rack, Easy Reacher racks are made with with black anodized, TIG-welded rack arms and lots of specially designed components. Mounting arms are custom CNC machined for your frame tube and chainline, to optimize your ability to haul goods without interfering with your ability to hau—to go fast. These racks are further customized with pannier rail leveling clamps specific to the angle of your main tube. Once you see how beautiful these parts are, you will appreciate the all USA made TerraCycle rack. No other rack system can compete! These are the racks Rans sells and recommends.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why underseat?
Rear racks have their place, but underseat racks really let you carry things.
A rear rack is great for light things, or occasional use, but when you want to
carry things on a regular basis, underseat is the way to go. With the weight low
and centered, your bike's handling is not affected like is with a rear rack.
When the amount of weight gets significant at all, the difference is very
2. How much can I carry?
A lot. Our racks are rated 30lbs/side, but they can carry more. So, more than
you are probably ever going to need to carry. It's good to know you've got
capacity to spare if you ever need it.
3. What panniers can I use?
Any pannier with the hooks near the top. You can adjust your rack up and
down, but most people find positioning the pannier rail about 2 inches below the
seat works best.
4. How do they install?
We machine special arms that clamp to the main tube. Each arm is shaped for
the frame, seat rail, and chainline of the bike it's used with. The arms have
cable tunnels for the rear deraileur and brake cables for the bikes that need
that. It depends on your seat position, but generally one arm will go in front
of the seat and one behind the seat. You lay the arms on the frame, attach the
machined clamp arches from underneath, and finally, attach and adjust the
Recumbent riders all know that the best place to keep a pannier bag is under the seat. This position maintains your bike's stability and allows you to carry heavier loads with ease. Another big bonus: you have easier access to stuff you need. Our Easy Reacher Racks are legendary for their carrying capacity and year after year durability—for touring or commuting, on pavement or off. Expedition tough TerraCycle racks are sought out by knowledgeable recumbent riders everywhere. They have toured back and forth across many continents without incident. All USA made, high strength, lightweight aluminum, beautifully machined rack arms, tig welded pannier rails, and stainless steel fittings.
While many models share the same rack configuration, some Rans bikes have
unique requirements. The main difference is in seat tube size and seat rail
type. The frame tube shape is different on the new ovalized tube bikes,
necessitating the new racks arms used on this rack. In addition to the seat tube mounting
shape, there are differences in chainline allowance and other things on some
The position and fit of the rack on your bike is probably more adjustable
than any rack you have ever seen. Forward/back, up/down, and rack angle are all
While the racks can carry heavy loads, we do recommend that you try to load
them approximately evenly. For touring, we recommend putting your heaviest
things in the underseat bags, and if you need to, put additional light things
behind the seat. How you load your bags can affect ground clearance, so make
sure nothing pooches out the bottom of your bag.
If you ever want to remove the rack for a time, it is easy to remove the
pannier rails as a unit and leave the arms on the frame under the seat.
Complete installation and use instructions are provided in the package with
Installation is pretty straightforward- two arms attach to the main tube of
your bike, one in front of the seat mount, and one behind. Machined clips attach
the pannier rails to the ends of the arms, and a stabilizing crossarm goes
between the bottom portions of the pannier rails. Installation requires a single
4mm allen wrench and takes only a few minutes.
Each of our Rans racks is made for a specific type of Rans bike. While many
types share the same rack configuration, some of Rans bikes have important
features unique to that model (chainline accomodations, typically). The racks here
are made for bikes with the new ovalized main tubes.