Axiom's Journey Rack is made of light, rugged aluminum. It is specially designed to handle even the largest and heaviest panniers (sold separately) with additional looped struts that prevent the bags from swinging into the wheel. It also has a platform on top, which adds strength and doubles as a mini fender.
Light duty commuter use. I've had mine for several year with panniers attached. I find it comical that someone bought a bottom of the line priced rack and hung a 30 pound battery with weights exceeding common sense for this price level only to write a bad review. Sensible eBike riders should know that the rigors of carrying a 30b battery require a very stout rack.
I wouldn't hesitate to hang another one on a commuter bike. If you need a MTB rack or eBike rack pick a top of the line or better yet a STEEL rack that can be repaired.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend
Owned two of these racks. The one broke at the rear bottom welds. The other one broke between the two welds. Weight carried was only 21 lbs. It is good as long as it is a smooth road. I ride on gravel and first bump started it cracking. Poor welding job and angle attaching to axle do it in. Using locktight or lock washers does not help as some claim. Not made to carry weight on top of rack.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend