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I probably wasn't careful enough when ordering this item because it does not mount on my bike. There was only the straight mounting arm in the package and my bike needs the curved arms, so I am still trying to find a way to mount it.
The rack is solidly built. That's not the issue. The installation is not tidy and certainly not clean. The arms that attach to the bike at the lower rack stay have very soft threads. In my case, the rack spread the attachment slightly, but enough that the threads would not engage the bolt threads cleanly. I finally re-tapped the threads and added threadlocker to get a tight fit. Next problem: Not enough bracket materials to attach cleanly to the upper rack stays. I had to buy some flat brackets to get this to have some semblance of a clean installation. I have previously purchased Topeak racks and Thule racks, which ship with multiple bracket options for a professional looking installation.
This will function fine, but I would not buy this rack again. A rack installation should be a 15 minute job, not a multi-step process while obtaining more brackets to get a tidy, finished installation.
I am an experienced mountain bike rider and builder. Even my apartment dining area is a bike shop, with a professional bike stand where the dining table would go if I had one. Tools galore, etc. I bought this rack to put on my training bike so I could mount a bag and carry groceries, but the left down tube that mounts beside the rear disk brake caliper is so close to the brake cable mount on that caliper that tightening the rack leg breaks the brake cable mounting point. I tried to bend the rack leg out a bit on that side, voiding my warranty within an hour of delivery, but it does not matter, because the rack leg on that side still has to be bolted tightly to the frame, which breaks the brake assembly at the caliper. So, this rack will not work for bikes with disk brakes. Too bad, because its a nice unit. UPDATE ------------- I went to Home Depot and bought a longer metric screw for the brake caliper-side mount. The screw that matches the threads of the short screws in the rack kit is this: M5-0.8 x 30mm. Its a Phillips Head machine screw that is an exact fit. You will need a bunch of small washers to act as a giant spacer. The washer size is #10, 12 per bag and buy two bags. I used about 16 washers to get a perfect spacing, and used BLUE loctite on the threads of the long screw. The rack is mounted now and its great. My solution cost $3. If the rack seller would include the addition I just wrote up, he would be a life-saver for a bunch of guys who run disk brakes. Washers allow for a more precise fit, but a small diameter steel tube would also work if the length was right. Washers work better.
I can say that I do love the look of this rack. I know when I finally get it completely installed that it will work great. The rack fits my Venzo Paniers perfectly so I am very happy about that. It also fits my bike fine.
Cons: As many have stated the hardware is the biggest con. They have 8 bolts with only 4 nuts. The bolts don't all fit the nuts even though they are supposed to, The bolts are too short for the bottom legs and for me, the arms bolts were to large for the hole on my bike. I think if Ibera gave some extra hardware or even a couple of different hardware options it would be great. My bike is from the 1970s so I need to either find an adapter or smaller bolts to attach this rack. Took me 2 hours to finally get this thing on to a point, but need to finish the install with the right size bolts.
I had to edit this review because its been a week and because I don't have extra nuts just lying around not having enough nuts to go with the bolts has been a huge inconvenience. I don't understand how they can give you 8 botls and only 4 nuts. Its ridiculous.