RadMini Rear Rack Installation Guide

The RadMini Rear Rack allows riders to carry gear, use pannier bags, and add accessories to the rear of the bike. Check out the RadMini Rear Rack product page to view compatibility with your model year and other accessories.

Tools needed:

  • Flat side cutters
  • 5 mm Allen wrench
  • 10 mm wrench
  • RadMini Rear Rack kit, including:
    • Rear rack
    • Zip ties
    • Taillight cable extension
    • Mounting hardware
      • 4x rear rack mounting bolt
      • 2x washer
      • 2x locknut

Notice: Hardware may vary (bolt head style) and/or require different tools. Use the appropriate head size and type of tool for your bolts. Ensure the tool is pressed firmly into the bolt head and turn slowly to prevent stripping.

These instructions detail the rack installation on the 2019 RadMini.

  1. Get the bike ready for maintenance. Turn off the bike, remove the battery, and press MODE to discharge remaining power.
  2. Unplug the taillight connector. Trace the cable from the taillight to the connector. Pull the connector directly apart, without twisting, to unplug.

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  3. Remove the taillight mounting bracket. Use a 5 mm Allen wrench to remove both bolts. Set the bracket/taillight aside.

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  4. Loosely secure the rack to the lower mounting points.
    1. Place the rack into position.
    2. Thread a rear rack mounting bolt into the mounting point on the rack and the seatstay carefully by hand. Pass a washer and a locknut onto the bolt end and loosely tighten by hand. Leave the bolt loosely secured for now.

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    3. Repeat on the other mounting point.
  5. Loosely secure the rack to the upper mounting points.
    1. Line up the mounting points on the rack and the bike frame.
    2. Thread in a rear rack mounting bolt carefully by hand. Use caution to not crossthread the bolt. Leave the bolt loosely secured for now.
    3. Repeat on the other mounting point.

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  6. Tighten the rear rack mounting bolts securely. Once each bolt is threaded in by hand, begin tightening each bolt 1/4 turn at a time and alternating evenly between bolts. Torque to 7 Nm.
  7. Remove the taillight from the mount. Use a 10 mm wrench to remove the locknuts and washers holding the taillight to the light mount. Set the locknuts and washers aside for reinstallation.

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  8. Attach the taillight to the rack mount. Place the taillight into position on the taillight mounting plate on the rear rack. Install the washers and thread the locknuts onto the bolt ends by hand. Use a 10 mm wrench to tighten the locknuts securely.

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  9. Snip the two zip ties holding the taillight cable onto the seatstay, taking care to not damage the cable housing or wires.

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  10. Connect the taillight to the extension cable. First, ensure the taillight cable runs from the chainstay, outside the derailleur bash guard, and along the inside of the rear rack. Locate the taillight extension cable and line up the internal notches and pins with the connector end. Press each side directly together, without twisting, to connect. Repeat with the remaining taillight connector ends so the taillight cable is fully connected.

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  11. Secure the cable to the rack. Starting near the light at the back of the rack, align the cable with the cable guides along the inside of the rear rack. Keep the cable taut enough to remain clear of the rear wheel spokes, but not so tight the cable could be damaged by over-stretching. Use zip ties to attach the cable connector to the rack at the guides. Next, secure the cable to the rack mounting point just below the rack dropout with a zip tie. Snip the zip tie excess so it is flush and smooth.

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  12. Reinstall the battery and test the bike fully before riding.

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Caution.png If you are not confident in your ability to successfully and safely perform all steps, we recommend having the work performed by a local, certified, and reputable bike mechanic.

 

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