I am impressed with the sturdy quality of the rack, but it was more difficult than expected to install on my All-City Gorilla Monsoon. Admittedly, this is the first rack I have owned, so nothing with which to compare it.
Good quality rack with multiple ways to attach,, only thing i don't like is the lower brace sticks out and makes yer panniers look cockeyed,, i cured this problem with hacksaw & file,, if it had been made to sit flush between the uprights i would have gave it 5 star's..
This rack is about 10 1/2 inches wide, wider than a normal bike box (cardboard or hard shell travel case) is thick. Most rear racks are about 8 inches. It is also wider than the maximum allowed for travel on AMTRAK. Aside from the otherwise good features (strength), the size of the rack makes it pretty useless if you intend to travel by air with it, or even ship it in a normal bike box.
I been eyeing this rear rack since I got the front rack. The price was great for being an open package item. It came in like new with all the hardware to mount it to my bike.