I am trying to find a suitable pannier rack for my Cube Cross Race, but due to weirdly placed eyelets I can't find any.

Can you recommend any that would fit?

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    You say the eyelets are strangely placed, but I don't see any at all. – Paul H Aug 12 '19 at 20:57
  • On the backside of where a cantilever brake would go, and one on the upper tube of the rear triangle (opposite side of the tube where the disk brake is mounted) – elhe Aug 12 '19 at 21:10
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    Please add a photo showing how the eyelets are weirdly placed. Note we don't do specific product recommendations. – Criggie Aug 13 '19 at 20:55
  • @AronC Criggie is right - even if the answer to your question is "there is none", others with similar bikes might profit from a picture of the eyelets if they come across this question. – anderas Aug 14 '19 at 9:59
  • Thank you @anderas . I will upload some photos in the following days. – elhe Aug 14 '19 at 19:43

The eyelets on this bike are not made for pannier racks. Their intended use is to mount fenders, so they are probably not built to withstand the loads of a full rack. So unfortunately I suspect that the answer to your question is: "there is none". But you can go with bikepacking-style seatpost bags if they fit your use-case (which is what I do).

Source: I own almost the same bike (different model year and higher-level components, but same frame).

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    As an aside: The Cross Race series is Cube's more race-oriented family of drop-bar offroad bikes. Nuroad are more touring-oriented and do have rack mounts. – anderas Aug 13 '19 at 7:09

Edit: Won’t work for your bike. As Paul and Andreas pointed out in the comments your bike has thru-axles and not QR axles.

Tubus offers an adapter for Quick Release axles. Since you have a mounting hole in the seat stay bridge you could use a rack like the Tubus Fly Classic. I’m not sure if the QR adapter is compatible with non-Tubus rear racks.


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Trek also offers a rack complete with adapters: https://www.trekbikes.com/gb/en_GB/equipment/cycling-accessories/bike-racks-mudguards-locks/bike-racks/bontrager-backrack-lightweight/p/08214/

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    I'm pretty sure the OP has thru-axles, not QR axles – Paul H Aug 14 '19 at 1:32
  • @PaulH is right - the bike has X12 thru-axles, so this adapter would not work. – anderas Aug 14 '19 at 6:23
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    Oh, I only looked at the picture and thought I saw a QR skewer nut. Thanks for pointing it out. I’ve edited the answer but I’ll leave it in case somebody with QR axles stumbles over this thread. – Michael Aug 14 '19 at 7:03
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    @Michael Good move. This has definite potential to be a useful answer to somebody. – David Richerby Aug 14 '19 at 8:35
  • Thanks for the edit. Is there some weird adapter/combo thing from thru axles to QR axles? – elhe Aug 19 '19 at 14:32

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