The German company Tubus has been making lightweight carrier racks out of hollow seamless steel tubes for over 20 years. The high quality and striking design of Tubus carrier racks makes them a popular product among thousands of touring cyclists, which is why Koga Miyata and many others use Tubus carrier racks on their trekking bikes. Tubus carrier racks are bent using a bending machine and then welded by hand. Compared with other lightweight carrier racks made of solid aluminum, a Tubus carrier rack is lighter, stronger and more fatigue resistant. Tubus carrier racks are ranked among the best in the market. Tubus has the most robust and reliable carrier racks.