Mike Kone posted-
> The reverse question is why are Nitto racks so large? They look like
> something that fell off a motorcycle.
I don't think the racks are any larger than a lot of French racks intended for the same purpose. The rack is intended for unsupported touring similar to the rack pictured on the Camping Herse in latest VBQ featuring the Herse catalog. I'm guessing your beef with the Nitto rack has to do with the fact that the rack platform is much higher off the top of the rear wheel compared to the French racks. I agree that the lower platforms on the French racks looks better but those are custom racks and the Nitto rack is a stock rack that must fit many different geometries. Also, the current rear rack "style" seems to be with higher rack platforms.