Thursday, March 4, 2010

Yakima's New 4055 Universal Foam Block Canoe Carrier

Yakima 4055 Universal Foam Block Canoe Carrier
    Until now, there haven't been many options for carrying canoes on factory installed crossbars. Your only option has usually been to set the canoe right on the crossbars-which will get your boat to the water, but not before scuffing (or worse!) the gunwales and crossbars. The new Yakima 4055 Universal Foam Block Canoe Carrier is an inexpensive new offering that safely cushions your canoe on almost any factory crossbars. It also fits Yakima Roundbars, Thule square loadbars, and roofs without any rack at all!
Yakima 4055 Universal Foam Block Canoe Carrier    The Universal Foam Block Canoe Carrier includes everything you'll need to safely carry your canoe. The foam gunwale cushion blocks are designed to fit most gunwale and hull designs, and the shaped crossbar cutouts fit Yakima round bars, Thule square and aero bars, and most aerodynamically shaped factory installed crossbars (most crossbars up to 2 1/2" wide by 1 1/4" high). For vehicles without any roof rack, the gunwale cushions feature a high grip laminated anti-skid pad to prevent your boat from shifting around while you're out on the highway. Bow and stern tiedowns and center load strap to secure your canoe are included, as is a handy mesh carry bag for storage. Setup is simple, and full instructions are included. Spring is on the way, so grab the Universal Foam Block Carrier, dust off your canoe, and get ready!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Take Advantage of Yakima's Spring 2010 Rebate Program

Yakima's Spring 2010 Rebate ProgramYakima's Spring 2010 Rebate Program
    If you read our last post, you'll see that Yakima and The Rack Warehouse are already working together to bring you lower prices on the all the great Yakima racks you know and love. What could possibly be better than lower prices? How about a big fat Yakima rebate!
    That's right, get up to $50 back when you purchase any new Yakima products (that's right-this rebate applies to any brand new Yakima products you buy). Now through April 30th, get $30 back for any purchase of $300 or more, $40 back on any purchase of $400 or more, or $50 back on purchases $500 or more by mail. Just fill out this Yakima Rebate Form and mail it in with your receipt or invoice (must be postmarked by May 20th, 2010), and Yakima will send you a check. So what are sitting there reading for? Hurry up and start shopping for some great new Yakima gear!

Yakima - New Lower Prices

Yakima - Go - America's #1 Automotive Rack Dealer
Yakima racks have always been a great value, but they've just gotten even better. The Rack Warehouse has just lowered prices on nearly every Yakima product by 10%. So if you've been thinking of treating yourself to a sweet new roof rack or some cool new accessories, now's the time. 10% off Yakima--it's just the kind of economic stimulus your wallet and your weekend will thank you for.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Introducing the Alpha 3 Bike Hitch Rack from Kuat

Kuat Alpha 3 Bike Hitch Mounted Bicycle Rack, White
    Kuat racks. Their company name may seem funny, but when it comes to building a better bike rack they're all business. Kuat's new line of premium aluminum frame bike racks are lightweight but rock-solid.
    The Kuat Alpha 3 Bike Hitch Rack rugged frame is constructed from 6061 T6 aluminum and only weighs about 13 pounds (roughly half the weight of a traditional hitch mounted bike rack). It carries three bikes, with a maximum weight load of 100 pounds. The racks comes fully assembled, but folded flat (just the right size to fit in your trunk or behind the seat in your pickup truck). To set up the Alpha, pull the linchpin holds the tongue assembly in position and swing the tongue around. Next, reinsert the linchpin and slide the tongue into your receiver. After inserting the included locking hitch pin, tighten the large adjustment knob near the bottom of the rack and the small knob on the back just above the base.  These knobs tighten the rack into the hitch and remove as much play as possible from the rack to help keep your bikes safe and secure.

    The bike carrying arms on the Kuat Alpha Bike Rack have been designed with the same kind of stability features as the base. To flip the arms up into position remove the linchpin, flip up the arm assembly, and reinsert the linchpin. Then tighten the small knob on the backside of the mast to finish tightening the arm assembly. If you've ever carried your bikes on a hitch mounted bike rack before, you know the bike loading routine...with one exception. Most bike racks use only one or two straps to hold each bike in place, But the Kuat Alpha uses four straps. In conjunction with the Alpha's anti-sway cradles, this helps prevent sway during acceleration / braking and bike-to-bike contact. When not in use the Alpha's bike arms conveniently fold down to save space and make parking easier. The Kuat Alpha Bike Rack provides maximum security with its built-in cable lock to secure bikes to rack and hitch lock to secure your bike rack to the vehicle. The Alpha 3 comes in 1 1/4" and 2" receiver styles.

Visit Us On facebook-You Could Win Free Gear!

Post a picture of your rack on our facebook wall...
and you could win a $100 shopping spree at!
    Usually you'll find info on outstanding new racks here on the Rack Expert blog, but it's time for you to tell us about your outstanding roof rack. Or hitch rack. Or truck rack. Or...well, you get the idea. If you have a rack setup that you'd like to show off to the world, if you like facebook, or if you just like to win free gear, check out our new contest on our facebook page.
    Just like the racks we carry, entering our facebook contest is easy. Just post a picture of your great rack setup and a two sentence description on our wall. You'll be entered into our monthly drawing to win a $100 Rack Shopping Spree at You'll be included in the drawing every month until you win.
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

New EvenKeel Kayak Saddles From Yakima

Yakima's EvenKeel Kayak Saddles
    While it's still a bit early in the year for most of us to go kayaking, but it's never too early to get ready. Univesal Mounting Clamps insure a perfect fit.If we plan ahead, we can hit the water as soon as the ice melts, right? Yakima's new EvenKeel Complete Kayak Saddle Set includes everything you'll need to cradle your kayak on just about any roof rack. The EvenKeel saddles utilize an all-new universal attachment system that fits round, square, and most factory installed crossbars. Optional security screws are included, to help make sure the EvenKeel saddles carry your boat, not someone else's. All tools are included, and the installation instructions are simple and straightforward.
HullFlex technology cradles your boat like a baby...a big, watersport-loving baby.    The Yakima EvenKeel's flexible new HullFlex saddles bend inward AND outward to perfectly match the contour of your kayak's hull, and each saddle has a center mounter rubber pad to provide additional cushioning and superior grip. Yakima recommends using heavy duty cam-buckle straps and bow and stern tie downs to keep your kayak held snugly in place, so they've included them both with the EvenKeel. With a price that your wallet will love and all the features your kayak could ask for, Yakima's EvenKeel kayak rack is a basic saddle package that's anything but basic.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Introducing DeWalt Truck and Van Racks

New DeWalt Truck and Van Racks by Thule
    If you're in the market for a top-of-the-line truck or van rack, you're looking for a DeWalt rack. Produced in partnership with Thule, these new contractor grade and industrial grade racks are built  to last. DeWalt Industrial Grade Steel Truck RackDesigned with DeWalt's construction know-how and Thule's long history of quality rack products, the new DeWalt van and truck racks will handle any load from a single ladder to heavy loads of lumber.