Old Man Mountain’s Divide Rack Fits Any Ride

September 15, 2021

Cargo bike rack company celebrates 25 years with debut of most versatile rack design yet

Bend, OR /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ 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 are 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:

  • Weight:
    • 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
  • Pricing:
    • 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

The Divide and Divide Fat will be available for preorder on September 15, 2021. You can learn more and check out the Old Man Mountain team testing the racks on the Oregon Timber Trail HERE and find images in the media library HERE. For more details and to preorder the Divide or Divide Fat, visit Old Man Mountain’s website at oldmanmountain.com.

About Old Man Mountain

Old Man Mountain has provided the most durable cargo racks for cyclists of all types, from daily commuters to world travelers. In 1996, Channing Hammond created the first bicycle cargo rack to fit on suspension bikes by connecting the rack to the center of the wheel, thus revolutionizing the world of bike touring and bikepacking. After supplying Old Man Mountain with thru axles for many years, The Robert Axle Project acquired the company in 2019. The original owner, Channing Hammond continues to work with the brand, making the Made in USA versions of the racks. www.oldmanmountain.com