Like the Expedition Hybrid front rack, its companion rear rack has evolved through the years, in many different versions, always moving toward a lower weight with higher rack/pannier stability. In its latest ATS hybridized version it is being built with a long, tapered top platform and is to be used with 18.25" panniers. This design places panniers well below the dropouts of a bicycle frame affording both proper ground clearance for panniers and at the same time a low center of gravity in mounting touring gear.
The Expedition Hybrid rear rack represents the ultimate in performance and quality. The craftsmanship of the rack is completely unlike any other racks and its combination of extreme rigidity, exceptionally low weight (about 21 ounces in the custom-fit version), very wide upper and lower pannier-mounting fittings and exceptionally rigid pannier mounting provides performance that no other rack even begins to approach.
In line with all other ATS racks, the Expedition Hybrid rear rack is a highly customized, hand-made rack that is available in many different versions that are designed in systems with ATS and RBD panniers. This rack is currently being built in two different vertical designs, one for bicycles with 26" wheels and another for those with 700c wheels, and it is designed, stylistically, with either a tapered top platform or a slightly wider platform with parallel sides. It reflects a truly remarkable combination of form, function and finish, and is available with all ATS custom rack options.
Base price in a system with RBD panniers: $1375