"I received my Sherpa front rack this week, and mounted it onto my Giant OCR-1 (blade-shaped carbon-fibre forks), using the hardware kit you supplied. It all fit fine, thanks! Photo attached."
- Mitch Thornton
Invermere BC, Canada
"I've been using your racks on various bikes for the last 5 years and they have served me well. My last tour was down the Baja Peninsula using OMM Red Rocks & Cold Springs racks on my Surly LHT. They are well designed and made. It is nice to use bomber gear like this on tour so I can put my energy into turning the pedals - not worrying about my equipment. I must like them seeing as I own 4 of them...=-) "
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"I rode the C&O Canal towpath from Cumberland, MD to Georgetown DC and beyond, a total of over 210 miles,
using your Cold Springs racks, and they were great. They were tough and held up well over four days of abuse on the trail. I've included a photo of the racks and bags and bike at the trailhead in Cumberland,
you can see how great everything looks. Again, very happy with the racks, thanks again
for your part of this project."
- Frank C.
"I just received my Sherpa rack and installed it in about 10 minutes. It
looks well-made and everything fit as described. Just wanted to drop
you a note and thank you for a solid product."
"I just went cycle touring in Madagascar with one of
your rear bike racks. It was SO GOOD!!! The best bike rack
ever had (and I have tried out a few). The design is perfect.
It didn’t wobble, didn’t loosen, didn’t
break anything. WELL DONE! I am recommending your racks to
all the cycle people I know here. Hopefully you will start
selling from an NZ retailer sometime. If you want a photo
of your rack on a bike in Madagascar let me know." - Jane
"About two weeks ago I bought a Novara Safari at REI. This is a great bike for heavy duty touring and has many desirable features, such as disc brakes and a mid-level fork eyelet for mounting a front rack.
"To my chagrin, I found that none of the front racks I owned (Blackburn, Vetta and Nashbar) would fit the eyelets. The problem was the mid-level fork eyelets were too far from the lower eyelets. The customer service guy at REI tried to come up with a solution but was unable to come up with anything satisfactory.
"Fortunately I stumbled upon your website! I hooked up with The Touring Cyclist store on-line and ordered the AC LowRider. It just came via UPS and I installed it in a few minutes- perfect! Problem solved! The rack fits perfectly, clears the disc brake caliper and it sits absolutely level. My Ortlieb front panniers seem to fit nicely. And the quality appears first-rate. All this at a reasonable price! To my knowledge no other rack will work this well, and believe me, I've been checking everywhere.
"Thanks for marketing this fine product! It will add greatly to the pleasure I hope to get out of my new bike.
I plan to pass this info on to REI- they should stock this rack as it is best solution to using front panniers on the Safari.
"You now have a new, and very happy, customer!"
- Jack Huber
Ron Hood and his
family took a three week, 1000 km trip through Germany.
Ron and his wife rode a tandem while his daughters both had
"We made it through our European
bicycle trip and I'm happy to report
that the Old Man Mountain racks worked great!"
- Ron Hood
Steve and a friend rode from Anchorage, Alaska to Cabo San Lucas.
"Their rack is certainly artistry and they
have a number of advantages...giving a very rigid, strong
attachment. The rack detaches fairly quickly if I need
to remove it to pack the bike, and the high rack will carry
a gallon container of water if we want to free-camp away
from water sources, which will likely happen in Baja and
is possible in Alaska and the Yukon too...and the bike
rides like a train when loaded."
- from Steve's website
"Just wanted to drop a line to tell you all how satisfied I
am with my new rack. I rode across Catalina the other weekend
with all my camping gear on the rack, it performed flawlwssly.
Great trip with a great product, I will for sure recommend you all
to my friends."
- Keven MacGowan
"A few days ago my brother came back to germany and brought your great stuff to me. So look at the picture: Isn't this an absolutely hot composition?!
I say thanx to you and keep on creating such perfect frames!!!
Many greetings from germany."
is set for some great times on his Russian-made cyclo-cross
customer service! Brackets for disc brakes on my cross bike
well-made racks should easily last the life of the bike.
And did I mention the really cool Vaude panniers! Knowledgeable
sales staff who rides what they sell- the very best."
- Mike T.
San Diego, CA
"The rack is beautiful and I really like the way you guys go through the extra effort with all the extra parts.
My friend saw the rack and was really impressed with the way it mounted.
He said he may consider getting one for his bike since he has the short chain stay problem, too.
Anyway thanks for my first and final good rack, since it has a lifetime warranty.
Of course, if the cycle touring becomes addictive, you know where I will be coming for a front rack.
Now get out and ride!
- Joe Dipko
Thom, Kathy, and their two daughters
recently completed 2100 miles on Adventure Cycling's Northern
Tier Route from Seattle to Minneapolis.
"We've just pulled back home after
covering 2100 miles from Seattle to Minneapolis in the
last 47 days.Your racks performed absolutely flawlessly.
It gave us great confidence to check them each day and
feel how strong and secure they remained under heavy loads,
in contrast to our few remaining non OMM racks (which we
plan to replace!).
"I recommended them to other tourers we encountered along
- Thom Kyker-Snowman
"I want to thank you for taking the time to do it right! The rack installed on my Catrike Road 05 trike as if it were made for it...and it was. If you don't mind, I'm going to let the other "Catrikers" know about your alternative.
"Anyway, thanks for coming through big time! I especially like the non-loosening nuts you included. No worries."
- Jay Singer
first used our racks on the Great Divide Trail in 1999. Since
then he has taken
several trips around his hometown...at the foothills of the
"I've used your racks during the
Great Divide Mountain Bike Trip in 1999, and I like them
much. They lasted the whole way down from the Canadian
to the Mexican border with sometimes very heavy load and
under extremely hard road conditions. If you're ever in
Switzerland...look me up!"
Buren an der Aare,
Robin and her friend
Lori recently took their first trip on the popular Great
Divide Route. They plan on doing several more sections before
tackling the entire route someday. An inspiring and ambitious
"Just wanted to thank you for all
your advice in helping us prepare for our trip. Our gear
magnificently! We plan on doing this again soon...and of
course you and the OMM crew are invited!"