Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Thule RaceWay 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Bike Rack

The Thule 9002 RaceWay 3 Bike Trunk Mount Rack
    Thule's new 9002 RaceWay 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Bicycle Rack just arrived in our warehouse this morning, but we're going to need more of them. LOTS more. Because everyone with bikes but no trailer hitch is going to want one. Thule spent about 2 years perfecting the RaceWay's design, and it shows. A closeup of the RaceWay's Locking adjustment system.The RaceWay's integrated Fit Number system allows you to set the carrier's angle to match the back of your vehicle even faster than on previous models. Thule's new Sure-Tight cable system locks the RaceWay to your vehicle with a couple quick turns of a knob. This new ultra-stable system needs only 4 rubber coated hooks to hold the rack securely in place, and the locking adjustment knobs keep thieves from loosening the cut-resistant cables and walking away with your bike rack. Thule has also included an integrated cable lock to secure the outermost bike (which makes it nearly impossible to swipe your other bikes, too). You can check out the full RaceWay installation instructions on Thule's website.
    Aside from being faster and more secure, the Thule RaceWay delivers all the standard features you've come to expect from Thule's trunk mounted racks. Thule's Anti-Sway Cages help eliminate bike to bike contact, and an additional included cam-buckle strap can be used to secure your bikes to the lower frame of the carrier. A side view of Thule's Anti-Sway Cage.The bike carrying arms can be folded down when not in use. Of course, Thule has redesigned the bike arms, so folding them down is as simple as pulling on the central adjustment lever and pivoting the arms. The bike arms' spacing has been narrowed to just under 12 inches (versus 17inches on previous models), which allows the RaceWay to accommodate a wide variety of bike frames-including many children's bikes (just be sure your kid's bike's pedals don't scrape the frame on your full-size bikes if you carry them both at the same time). Don't have three bikes? Check out the Thule 9001 RaceWay 2 Bike Rack. It holds - you guessed it - two bikes.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Introducing the new HighLite premium bike rack from Yakima

The Yakima HighLite 2 Bike Hitch Rack
    The new Yakima HighLite Receiver Hitch Mounted Bicycle Racks offer all the features of Yakima's DoubleDown hitch racks in a new, lightweight design that fits both 2" and 1.25" receiver hitches. The HighLite's aluminum design provides you with aThe HighLite tilts down out of the way when not in use. rugged, rust free bike rack that's quite easy to install. It utilizes Yakima's SwitchBlade anti-sway cradles for improved bike stability, an integrated LockDown security cable that locks your bikes to the rack, and a locking tongue assembly to lock the rack to your vehicle. The HighLite's TriggerFinger releases enable the bike support arms to fold down when not in use and allow the rack to tilt away from your vehicle for easy trunk/hatch access. It's available in both 2 and 3 bike models.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Get A Jump On Spring With New Surf And Bike Carriers From Thule

Thule's new 24" Surfboard pads for Aero Bars and Factory Racks
    This just in...or should we say these just in...new surfboard and paddleboard carriers from Thule have arrived. The Thule 9001 Raceway 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Bicycle RackWith new rack pads that fit Thule's Aero bars and most factory racks, as well as new board tiedowns like the Thule 531 Express Stretchable Bungee Surfboard Straps, you know spring is just around the corner. If that's not enough to get you excited, then take a look at Thule's new 9001 Raceway 2 Bike Trunk Mounted Bicycle Rack. (There will also be a three bike version available soon.)