I think you answered your own question. The Basket Rack is purpose built for a Wald 139 basket. If that's your use case, it seems to me that's a really nice rack to consider buying. If your use case requires a versatile swiss-army knife rack, then there may be better choices. Having more choices is always good, in my opinion. I understand being sad that nice stuff is expensive, and that products manufactured via high-cost, high-quality supply chains tend to be expensive, but for a good front rack that could last you the rest of your life over many bikes, $250 is not really that much money. $80 tires are guaranteed to be used up in short order. Your 10-year old front rack will be functionally good as new. Racks are worth investing in.
Bill Lindsay El Cerrito, CA On Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 7:06:44 AM UTC-7, jeffrey kane wrote: > > Is that $250.00 the firm moving forward price, I wonder? > > From my perspective the addition of a traditional tombstone would make > this rack way more versatile -- but that's my running complaint about a lot > of platform racks on the market today. I get the need for a back stop when > attaching a basket ... but why negate the usefulness of a tombstone as > well for anyone looking to run a traditionally configured handlebar bag as > an option? > > > On Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:03:25 AM UTC-4, Drw wrote: >> >> 250$ was a bit of a letdown for me. There are a lot of racks that have >> come about to fill this niche in the last couple years, and it’s hard for >> me to fully grasp how this one is so much better to justify an additional >> 100$. >> >> A 3 bar pass and stow costs only 30$ more and is essentially a USA made >> custom rack with pannier capability. > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/rbw-owners-bunch/28adc9a7-ab94-4afc-a4b3-2a740a28efac%40googlegroups.com.