Our friends at Bikepacking.com certainly know a thing or two about preparing bikes for long journeys. When those adventures require the use of wider tires, Axiom’s Fatliner rack is the perfect solution, thanks to the adaptability and capacity of the design. Bikepacking.com recently reviewed seven different bike racks suitable for use on fat bikes, and the Axiom Fatliner certainly stacked up well against the competition!
Of all the Fat Bike specific racks tested, Axiom’s Fatliner is the only option rated to a 100 pound-plus capacity. Combine that with the wide range of mounting options that is a staple of all Streamliner series racks, and you have a solution robust enough to carry a huge range of loads, while remaining adaptable to most bikes on the market.
Axiom Streamliner racks are designed to work best on modern frame designs where traditional rack setups sit too far from the wheel or don’t distribute weight evenly. The Fatliner has extra-long Versalock arms for use with frames with eyelets, and a caliper/fender bridge mount to use for frames without. The Fatliner fits frames with 170mm – 190mm dropouts, and can accommodate tires up to 26 x 5″ wide. The Streamliner dropout design means that the bike’s quick-release skewer can be used as a mounting point, should lower eyelets be unavailable.
“The Fatliner’s large top deck means there is plenty of room to tie down a dry bag, and the entire rack is constructed from double hand-welded tubular 6061 T6 aluminum.”
Whether you’re using the a rack for a bikepacking adventure, or just to increase the functionality of your fat bike by allowing it to carry pannier bags, the Fatliner is the simplest solution for fat bike use. Easy to install, boasting an impressive weight capacity, and designed for your modern bike, it’s no wonder bikepacking.com liked the Fatliner so much!