Commuting: Reduce Wear-and-tear on Your Rack

Quick Tip: To prevent sanding your expensive rack and panniers down to dust you can apply a little inexpensive tape (such as a cloth based tape like gaffer tape) to the the contact points. Using this method you will likely get years of extra service out of your kit.

Adding gaffer tape to contact points will reduce (or prevent) wear to the expensive ones--in this case: panniers
To save on weight, racks are made of soft aluminum, which is easily worn down by panniers rubbing against them

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