Cargo racks and panniers are great for serious long-distance touring, but are often overkill for quick neighborhood trips and can be difficult to load evenly. This cargo rack is an excellent, easy-carrying solution for your run-around town bike. It's generously sized, easy to load and secure with the included cargo net, and perfect for carrying oddly shaped items like takeout food containers or a six pack of beer. I love that it can be mounted front or rear - throwing it on the front is excellent for quick around town trips and allows you to keep an eye on any precious cargo, like the aforementioned six pack.
The welds are all of excellent quality on mine which is reassuring as cheaper racks often fail due to poor welding. The rack seems somewhat over engineered which bodes well for long-term durability carrying heavy loads, but does make it quite heavy - even unloaded, you'll notice the extra weight on your rig.
Once installed this the rack is reassuringly solid, but the installation is surprisingly tricky and not aided by the vague, poorly written directions. There are a myriad of different options to mount and this should be compatible with almost any frame, but figuring out how exactly it attaches and getting it adjusted may be quite frustrating depending on your mechanical aptitude. Important side note - if you do not have rack mount eyelets down by your drop outs, you'll need to purchase an extra long quick release skewer separately in order to install this rack.