Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fiat 500 Abarth with White Aluminum Kuat Sherpa 2.0 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Rack SH12P

The all-new aluminum Sherpa 2.0 resets the standard for user-friendly adventure. Folding tire cradles create an abundance of clearance while our foot-actuated pivot lever lets you bask in the glory of carrying a bike or eating a breakfast burrito while unfolding your rack at the same time. With features designed around your lifestyle, this lightweight rack is as easy to take off as it is to leave on.



  • • Holds wheelbases up to 47” and tires as large as 3”
    • Increased spacing between bikes to 14”
    • Re-designed pivot with optional foot assist
    • Semi integrated bike lock
    • Front tire ratchet design with intuitive release
    • Rear tire cradle features co-molded strap to protect wheels
    • Folding front cradle adds space between rack and vehicle
    • No-tool install with hand tight hitch cam system
    • Gloss metallic powder available in 3 colors
    • Low profile arced design delivers amazing look
    • Dedicated 2” model built from all aluminum
    • Lightweight platform rack design as low as 32lbs (assembled)
    • Available in both 2” & 1.25” hitch sizes

  • Question: Can I install a bicycle hitch rack on the back of my trailer?

    Answer: All the major rack manufacturers state in the product instruction manuals that their racks are not intended for use on trailers or RVs. Even those manufacturers who produce a heavy-duty bicycle rack for trailers and RVs will have cautionary statements in their instruction manuals regarding proper load distribution. The video below demonstrates how a subtle shift in weight can be catastrophic. This experiment, conducted by the American Society of rental trucks, trailers and containers U-Haul, shows us the importance of having a good load distribution on a trailer. A mini Ford Mustang GT driving with a trailer on a treadmill. When the weight is properly distributed, in this case with a slightly higher load on the tongue of the trailer, the vehicle and its load quickly stabilize when the trailer begins to oscillate. Conversely, if the weight is greater at the rear of the trailer, the oscillation thereof is amplified and becomes uncontrollable. The accident is then inevitable.

    Friday, February 03, 2017

    Kuat Beta Ultra Light Weight Hitch Mount Bike Rack Install and Review

    The Kuat - Beta - 2 Bike Hitch Rack - For 2 inch hitch is a lean and mean rack that can carry two bikes (up to 80 lbs. total capacity), all while coming in under 14 pounds! Making the Beta 2 bike 2 inch hitch rack the lightest weight carrier on the market.



    Ratcheting straps make easy work of loading and unloading of your bikes and provide the perfect tension on your bikes.



    Tools free install and removal, combined with a fold-flat form factor make the rack easy to remove and store. Total carrying capacity of up to 80 lbs. - Weighs only 14 lbs. - Gray powder coat finish - Hand-tight cam system - no need for additional tools - Available in a 2" OR 1.25" model.




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    Monday, October 24, 2016

    Volkswagen Jetta Yakima BaseLine JetStream BLACK Complete Roof Rack '11-'17

    This complete multi-purpose base roof rack is for 2011-2017 (check guide for later models) Volkswagen Jetta 4 door sedan that has a "bare" or "normal" roof, and usually includes models equipped with a sunroof.  System includes two load bars, four towers and the complete vehicle clip kits.  Locks are recommended and available separately in match sets. Learn about the Yakima Same Key System (SKS) 

     
    The Yakima BaseClips are specifically engineered for a vehicle and has protective rubber pads which attach to the base of the BaseLine Towers and rest directly on the roof.  Custom formed metal brackets with a powder-coat finish provides maximum strength and durability.

    The Yakima BaseLine Towers architecture uses a bi-axial DropHook clip motion to secure the clip to the roof and a BarBed design to adapt to the curved styling of modern vehicle roof lines. This means the pitch of the bar and the toe angle of the towers can all be adjusted to better match the contour a vehicle's roofline.  

    Yakima JetStream load bars are strong, quiet and aerodynamic providing maximum capacity, no whistling or howling and low wind drag.  The aluminum BoxBeam construction has a dedicated slot for tower attachment and a separate t-slot track for mounting certain carriers. The patented SmartFill rubber push-down t-slot infill allows for the quick installation/removal of QuickDock equipped carriers.





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    Product Technical Information

    The weight capacity for this base roof rack is 165 pounds evenly distributed.  The load bar length is 50 inches. Distance from the front load bar to the rear is 32 inches, center to center.  Review the instruction manual for complete technical details.
    Yakima BaseLine Tower PDF Instruction Manual  Yakima Technical Information  

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    Toyota Tacoma Rhino-Rack 2500 Vortex Aero BLACK Base Roof Rack'05-'15

    This complete multi-purpose base roof rack is for the 2005 to 2015 Toyota Tacoma that has the "bare" or "normal" roof, includes models equipped with a sunroof (Caution: The sunroof will contact the roof racks)  System includes two load bars, four feet and the complete vehicle specific fit kit.  Locks and keys are included.




    The Rhino-Rack Fit Kit DK174 is specifically engineered for this Toyota Tacoma, the kit includes protective rubber contoured pads which attach to the base of the 2500 Series Foot and rest directly on the roof.  Custom formed metal brackets with protective rubber pads fasten to the 2500 foot and grip to the vehicle's door frame.

    The Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Feet provides a strong hold, safe fit, has fewer parts than other racks for the easy installation and includes locks for a strong theft deterrent.
    The Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero load bars are strong, quiet and aerodynamic providing maximum capacity, no whistling or howling and low wind drag.  The aluminum box beam construction has a dedicated slot for foot attachment and a separate t-slot track for mounting certain carriers.





    Product Technical Information

    The weight capacity for this Toyota Tacoma base roof rack is 165 pounds evenly distributed.  The load bar length is 54 inches.  Distance from the front load bar to the rear is fixed at 31.5 inches, center to center. Review the instruction manual for complete technical details.
    PDF Instruction Manuals: RKLVA 2500 Leg Set   DK174 2500 Fitting Kit 


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