BIKE RACK INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
HOW TO INSTALL AN ELKHORN
This rack is eyelet-mount ready out of the box. If your bike does not have upper and lower eyelets, we produce a full-line of Fit Kits for thru axles or QR skewers.
- 3mm hex
- 4mm hex
- Torque wrench
- 10mm box wrench
- Anti-seize (preferred) or grease
If installing one of our Fit Kits that uses pucks, you will also need:
- pliers or third hand tool
- cable cutters or nail clippers
- 5mm hex (for rear Fit Kit)
- 6mm hex (for front Fit Kits)
Don’t forget to apply anti-seize (preferred) or grease to all bolts. This will prevent the bolts from, you guessed it, seizing and making it hard to remove the bolts down the road. Don’t worry, we use Nyloc nuts where needed to prevent bolts from loosening on their own.
STEP 1: ATTACH THE UPRIGHTS TO YOUR BIKE
Now select how you will attach the rack to your bike.
STEP 2: ATTACH THE DECK
- Ensure the uprights are aligned vertically and the bike is level to the ground.
- The deck can be offset to the front or back by rotating it 180 degrees. This is often a personal preference used to give cables space or room for a dropper post to move past a bag mounted on the rack. We trust you to make the right choice for your bike.
- The uprights can be attached to the inside or outside of the mounts on the deck. When mounting to the back of the bike you will likely mount to the outside and when mounting to the front you will likely use the inside.
- Use Hardware Kit 8 to attach the deck to the uprights.
NOTE: The bolts come with Loctite 242 already applied. If installing the bolts for a second time you will need to reapply Loctite 242 or grease.
STEP 3: ATTACH THE EXTENDERS
Now select how you will attach the extenders to your bike.
STEP 4: FINAL CHECK AND HARDWARE TIGHTENING
Tighten up all the hardware to the following specifications.
- M5 bolts (Eyelets) = 3 Nm
- M6 bolts (Deck and Extenders) = 6 Nm
- If you used Pucks, give the zip ties one more pull with a pair of pliers, then cut flush. (Nail clippers work well for a very flush cut).
We use Nyloc hardware where possible to ensure your rack stays securely and reliably attached to your bike on even the most rugged conditions but you should always double check all hardware and parts before each ride!
YOU’RE READY TO RIDE
Is your bike an independent thinker, unwilling to conform to bike industry norms? No problem! Our racks are incredibly adaptable and we have lots of tricks up our sleeve for strange bike fits.
For any fitment issues email us via [email protected]. We almost certainly have a solution to fit your bike and are quick to reply.