Avantum Brands SL imports Old Man Mountain racks to the EU since 2005. We ship all over Europe.
Avantum Brands SL

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about our bicycle racks.


About ordering

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping cost can vary depending on destination. We sometimes launch a promotion on shipping costs, so the actual price at the time of your order will be displayed in the shopping cart. These: are the standard rates to the most common destinations:

  • Germany 12.50 Eur
  • Netherlands 17.95 Eur
  • Belgium 18.50 Eur
  • Denmark 17.95 Eur
  • Sweden 29.95 Eur
  • Finland 29.95 Eur
  • Austria 18.50 Eur
  • Italy 17.95 Eur
  • France 14.95 Eur
  • Portugal 7.50 Eur
For other EU countries please inquire.

How long does it take to get my rack?

Depends on the destination. Here are some aproximate times.

  • Germany 4-5 days
  • Netherlands 4-5 days
  • Belgium 4-5 days
  • Denmark 7-9 days
  • Sweden 8-9 days
  • Finland 28-9 days
  • Austria 4-5 days
  • Italy 7-8 days
  • France 4-5 days
  • Portugal 2-3 days
For other EU countries please inquire.

What is the warranty on the racks?

Old Man Mountain warrants each product it manufactures to be free from defect in material and workmanship for the purpose it was intended to the original purchaser for the reasonable lifetime of the product.
The Full Version:
Old Man Mountain warrants each product it manufactures to be free from defect in material and workmanship for the purpose it was intended to the original purchaser for the reasonable lifetime of the product. Your original dated sales or delivery receipt showing the date of purchase is your proof of purchase. Old Man Mountain shall not be liable for damage or delays caused by defective material or workmanship; it is limited to the repair or replacement, at its factory, of any defective article or part thereof, which may be returned to the factory; transportation charges prepaid, by the original purchaser. Old Man Mountain shall be the sole judge of the existence of any defect in the article so returned. No claim for charges incurred in the removal, disassembly, or reinstallation of such article will be allowed. The Lifetime Warranty does not cover claims from misuse, neglect, failure to follow the instructions, improper installation, improper maintenance and use, abuse alteration, involvement in an accident and normal wear and tear. The warranty does not cover any article that has been altered outside of the Old Man Mountain or the performance of any accessory or equipment on or in which any article of the company's manufacturer is used. Old Man Mountain shall, in no event, be liable for consequential damage or contingent liability arising out of any total or partial failure to any article manufactured by, if, or of any accessory or equipment on or in which it used. Failure of a user to give notice of claim as to defect claimed under the provisions of this warranty within sixty (60) days of the appearance of such claim shall constitute a waiver by customer of all claims with respect to such goods and equipment. No expressed, implied, or statutory warranty other than that herein set forth is made or authorized to be made by the company.

Can I return or exchange the rack?

Yes. You have 30 days if you need to return or exchange the rack for another. Common sense, unused product and in original packaging. Return shipping costs are paid by the buyer. If there is a mistake on our part, then we will assume the shipping costs. If you need to make a return or exchange, please contact us first.

And the payment options?

You can pay with IBAN bank transfer, credit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay or Paypal.

Shipping worldwide?

Since we started importing Old Man Mountain in 2005 our main market is Spain and most of the European countries. So you can order directly to those EU countries that are on the list in the shopping cart.

If you want to order from a EU country that is not a selection in the shopping cart, send us an email and we will give you a price quote on shipping.

And for the rest of the world, just email us and we can send you a price quote for shipping to your country.

About the rack

Made in the USA?

    The Sherpa has been made in the USA since the company was founded back in 1996. The frame of the new Divide rack is made in Asia.
    Design, product testing in real life conditions are made in California and Oregon.

Do I need a fit kit for the Divide?

    No and yes. The Divide comes ready to be mounted to the eyelets of the frame. So if your frame has eyelets you do not need a fit kit. However, if your bike does not have eyelets or if you just want the benefits of an axle mount, then you need a fit kit.

Ok, I need a fit kit. But which and what is included?

    The Fit Kit includes pucks, zip ties, clear protective tape and a new QR or axle. The axle susbstitutes the original axle of your bike so it is important that they have the same thread pitch. If you do not know the thread pitch of your axle our Bike Finder can help you.

Is the Bike Finder up to date?

    We try our best to keep the Bike Finder updated and in 99.9% of the cases we are spot on. But bike manufacturers can change the configuration of a bike from one year to another or even from one model to another. So it is always a good idea to double check the two axles before you mount the rack.

What is the benefit of an axle mounted rack?

    Well, first of all, every bike has a wheel and a center of a wheel, so this allows us to mount Old Man Mountain racks on pretty much any bike with a thru axle. Additionally, there are a few other benefits:

  • All the weight is carried on the axle, which is the most secure, durable and lowest mounting point on the bike.
  • On eyelet-mounted racks, the bolts are in shear, which is fairly weak when stressed over time. Our axles provide a physical interface for the rack that is far stronger for carrying load.
  • Axle mounted racks can be used on suspension bikes and require no adjustment to suspension settings.

Why would I use a cargo rack instead of soft bikepacking bags?

We don't think it is an either/or situation. Racks can compliment bikepacking bags, and vice versa. But we do think there are advantages to racks:

  • Cargo racks are ideal for small people with small bikes, who don't have the frame capacity for soft bags.
  • Cargo racks also allow for more carrying capacity, for those of us who want to carry more food and clothing, or a trombone. Just sayin'.
  • Racks allow for the weight to be carried lower on the bike, which generally allows for better handling.
  • Racks require no adjustment to suspension settings.
  • Racks require no adjustment to your cockpit and do not compromise your bike fit.
  • Carrying a backpack that has more than a hydration pack is horribly uncomfortable for long days in the saddle and just dumb.
  • How many kgs can I carry on the racks?

    When mounting to the eyelets the limit is 25kgs. For axle mounting, the weight limit of an Old Man Mountain Divide is 31.75 kgs evenly distributed. However, the quality of ride will diminish with the more weight you put on your rack. If you will be carrying more than 32kgs we suggest spreading your total weight load to be 60% on the front wheel and 40% on the rear wheel.

    The Elkhorn is designed for bikepacking or trips where you don't need the 32 kgs of the Divide rack.
    The Elkhorn is good for 11.34 kgs.

    The Pizza Rack can comfortably carry up to 15.87 kgs.

    Axle Pack is rated to 10kg per pair. That's 2x5kgs.

    Can I use Old Man Mountain with an internal gear hub or a nutted axle?

    In the early days we did not offer this option.

    But now you can mount our racks even on an internal gear hub or nutted axle.

    These are the fit kits:
    SET125 - Use 12mm x 1.25mm for Rad Power Bikes and Mahle/EBIKEMOTION Equipped E-Bikes
    SET126 - Use 10mm x 1.0mm for Rohloff, Enviolo, Shimano Nexave, SRAM I-Motion, and SRAM Torpedo
    SET127 - Use 3/8-26 for Shimano Nexus, Shimano Alfine, Shimano Coasting

    What's up with the puck and zip ties?

    As every seat stay is different, we used to have 13 different sizes of clamps. The pucks and zipties simplifies, one size fits all.

    We supply special high-strength UV-resistant zip ties because they are safe for use with various frame materials and they are easy to install.

    Our pucks are made of fiber reinforced nylon and have been thoroughly abused and tested to meet the demands of the roughest trails and the heaviest loads. We always turn to trail builders to test our racks durability because if anyone can break a bike part and load far more than is advised on a bike it's trail builders.

    We provide protective clear tape to protect the finish of your frame or fork. It may need to be replaced after extended use.

    Additionally, the upper attachment uses the pucks only to prevent the rack from rotating around the axle. The vast majority of the weight is carried on the axle.

    And why a seatpost clamp on some Divide

    Gravel and road bikes use thinner tubing and are often made of carbon. So we we include a seatpost clamp instead of the pucks and zipties. The seatpost clamps attach to common 27.2mm seatposts. If you have another size seatpost you would need to source the seatpost clamp locally. For the Divide, the seat post clamp is sold separately.

    Can I use the Axle Pack on any fork?

    Yes, as long has the bike has a thru-axle.

    The Axle Pack is NOT compatible with a standard QR skewer.

    About panniers and accessories

    Can I use any pannier on the racks?

    Any pannier will work with Old Man Mountain Divide racks! While our rack frames use robust, oversized tubing, we use the industry standard pannier rail size for hanging the bags. So any pannier will work on the Divide. Just remember that we do not recommend you hang side panniers to the Elkhorn rack as that is not safe. You can attach small bags to the three eyelets of the Elkhorn legs though.

    Can I use a trailer or kid trailer with the racks?

    We offer the Kid Trailer Dropout as an accessory.
    This dropout replaces the non-driveside dropout on your Divide rack frame and allows you to use a kid trailer hitch AND rack at the same time.

    Can I use a child seat on the racks?

    Due to the wide variety of child seat designs and our solid top deck design we do not recommend mounting a child seat on the Old Man Mountain racks.

    And it has never been tested so there are no guarantees.

    What I can use the 3 eyelets on the Elkhorn and Pizza Rack for?

    Oh, you can use these 3 holes for a variety of things.

    The Elkhorn and Pizza Rackl have 3 eyelets on each of the side legs. They are for a purpose, so you can attach accessories.

    - Use the Widefoot CageMount so you can switch between softbags and waterbottles depending on your needs.
    - Use the Widefoot LiterCage so you can carry large Nalgene water bottles.
    - Use them to attach softbags, or fork mounted bags.

    What about bike lights?

    Old Man Mountain offers two light mounts. Both mounts are designed to work seamlessly with Old Man Mountain racks.

    Headlight Mount
    The Headlight Mount is an evolution of others on the market with a longer barrel to fit larger lights. You can attach it to the extenders or the eyelets of the bike or bike fork.

    Tail Light Mount
    The Tail Light Mount fits clip-on lights and lights with 50mm mount spacing. You can attach it to the holes on the uppper deck on all our racks.

    Is the Old Man Mountain Basket made for all OMM racks?

    Yes. The Old Man Mountain Basket is made for Old Man Mountain racks.
    It bolts directly to OMM Divide, Divide Fat, Elkhorn, and Pizza Rack for a reliable and rattle free connection.

    BUT.....the Basket does not match the Divide USA which has a bigger deck and hole pattern.

    Is the Ponderosa Pannier waterproof?

    Yes. Fully welded and waterproof construction.

    Is Juniper Trunk sold as a pair?

    No. Juniper Trunk is sold as a single bag. It is meant for placing on top of the racks, not hanging on the sides. The Ponderosa Panniers are sold as a pair.


    Is there a manual for how to install?

    Yes. And if you prefer visual over print, on our YuoYube channel there are several videos of how to mount the racks.
    (The manual is in English, but also in French, German and Spanish)
    Instructions for our racks >>

    Or take a look at the videos:
    How to install our racks >>

    Which rack should I install and what is a Fit Kit?

    There is actually only 1 Divide or Elkhorn rack. But there are various installation kits, or Fit Kits.
    As we try to explain on the product page, our axle substitutes the original axle of your bike. This is why it is so important that our axle has the same thread pitch as the original axle. The beauty of the Fit Kit design of the Old Man Mountain racks is their modularity. Your OMM rack frame will fit your bike, your next bike, and probably your next bike. If your next bike has a different thread axle you just need to order a new Fit Kit and not the complete rack. Each Fit Kit contains a thru axle to replace your original thru axle and provide a strong foundation to attach your OMM rack. Also included are all the components to secure the rack to the frame or fork and prevent it from rotating around the axle.

    Will it work if I have rear suspension?

    Yes. No problem. That's the reason we started production of Old Man Mountain back in 1996.

    Any other tips?

    Okay, a few pointers....

    • Our pucks, zipties and seatpost clamp are great for the upper attachment. But if your frame or fork has upper eyelet mounts to attach the extenders, then by all means use them if you prefer.
    • However, we prefer to mount OMM racks to thru axles rather than lower fender or rack eyelets. Our axles and Fit Kits interlock to provide physical support for the rack, mounted on our 10mm, stainless steel axle ends. A lower, 5mm eyelet bolt is weak because it is in what engineers call "Sheer" and does not take full advantage of our design.
    • Sometimes the width of our racks and the mounting points on your particular frame will require bending the Extenders to get the best fit. The aluminium extenders can be bent. Don't hesitate to do this.

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    Old Man Mountain

    Full Suspension

    Our racks are compatible with full suspension bikes with 26" 700 27.5 and 29" wheels. The best option if you want to carry panniers on your bike.

    Disc Brakes

    OMM racks are compatible with disc brakes and 29" wheels. We solve your problem of carrying a load on your mountain bike. The best choice for your bike.

    12" Thru-axles

    We offer a solution for your 12" axle bike from most mayor brands. For example, Specialized, Cannondale, Trek, Canyon, Cube, Radon, Scott, Giant and Ghost.


    Our new Elkhorn rack is perfect for Bikepacking. It is front or rear ready with optional fit kits for axle mounting. The Elkhorn comes in two sizes, Short and Tall.

    Fat Bikes

    The structure of the frame is wider and adapts perfectly to the Fat Bikes of Pugsley, Moonlander, Specialized Fatboy, Mondraker Panzer, Trek Farley and many other models... both front and back.

    QR 15

    Front QR15 is the front rack you need if you have a QR15 front fork from Fox or Rockshox. As you can see, you can carry load up front as well.