Old Man Mountain lives up to its name bringing lots of cycling industry experience to the table and in tandem with the Robert Axle Project has introduced a versatile, tunable, well-engineered rack system called the Divide and Divide Fat. I’ve mounted a Divide Fat onto my carbon Fatback Corvus FLT (Ten Beers) and have experienced a couple of weeks of riding with the Divide. I’ll have more about the Divide Fat after I’ve spent a month of Sundays packing my picnic basket or a packraft…or maybe both. Here’s a quick gallery of the last little bit of rack’d rides.
Below is the official News Release from OMM…
Bend, OR – September 13, 2021 – Founded in 1996, Old Man Mountain has been designing the most rugged and reliable cargo bike racks in the industry ever since. To celebrate 25 years of helping people get further into the backcountry, Old Man Mountain proudly introduces the Divide and Divide Fat, a rack that fits any bike, from road and gravel to full suspension mountain and fat bikes.
The Divide and Divide Fat racks make bikepacking and bike touring more accessible for all bikes using a standard eyelet mount or with thru-axle or quick release (QR) mount fit kits that fit all bike styles. With traditional eyelet mounting, the Divide and Divide Fat can carry up to 55 pounds, or for more adventurous endeavors, cyclists can use one of Old Man Mountain’s Fit Kits for thru-axles (from the authority in thru-axles, The Robert Axle Project) or QR skewers to mount the rack directly to the axle and carry up to 70 pounds. The rack can easily be swapped from one bike to another or from the front to the back of the bike with just a few bolts.
Other features on the versatile Divide and Divide Fat that cyclists will appreciate include a new dropout design for the perfect fit on any bike and a lower pannier rail, which makes it easier to put bags on and take them off with gear lashed to the deck and provides a lower center of gravity for a more stable ride. As with all Old Man Mountain racks, the Divide and Divide Fat are made from powder-coated 6061 aluminum, and are backed by a lifetime warranty and the company’s first in class customer service.
“Cyclists have loved our durable Classic rack for years,” says Katy Bryce, CEO of Old Man Mountain. “The Divide and Divide Fat is an evolution of that popular rack that not only fits perfectly on any bike but also makes it easier for cyclists to take stuff off and put it on their bike. Basically, we’ve designed this rack to be the only bike rack you’ll ever need, for the rest of your life.”
The Divide and Divide Fat rack specs are as follows:
- Divide: 970g
- Divide Fat: 1050g
- Tire clearance:
- Divide: Up to 3”
- Divide Fat: up to 26×5” or 27.5×4.6”
- Deck Size:
- Divide: 100x266mm
- Divide Fat: 130x306mm
- Fits front or rear, just swap the extenders
- Top deck with slots for lashing gear and holes for mounting lights at either end
- Height adjustable dropouts
- Divide: $148
- Divide Fat: $158
- Divide Made in USA: $180
- Divide Fat Made in USA: $190
- Fit Kits (optional for axle mounting rack): $62-80
For more details and to preorder the Divide or Divide Fat, visit Old Man Mountain’s website at oldmanmountain.com.