Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thule's new Archway 3 Bicycle Racks are now available.

The Thule 9010 Archway 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Bicycle Rack
    The new Thule 9010 Archway 3 Bike Trunk Mounted Bicycle Rack makes your basic bike rack just a little less basic.The integrated lock cable secures your bikes to the Archway. Its sleek new design utilizes a quick-set fitting mechanism to set the carrier to the proper angle for your vehicle, and its curved frame accommodates many vehicles with spoilers. The tried-and-true six strap mounting system attaches quickly and securely to just about any vehicle. The Archway features Thule's new Cinch-Lever bike arm adjustment system not only lets you fold the arms down when not carrying bikes, it also allows each arm to be adjusted up or down independently. Thule's Trunk Locker strap keeps theives from enjoying your new Archway.Together with Thule's Stay-Put cradles, this makes the Archway capable of accepting bike frames of nearly any design (though NOT carbon fiber frame bicycles-those should always be carried by the tires or forks, otherwise you risk cracking the frame of the bike).
    Thule hasn't forgotten about bike security, either. The Archway's integrated lock cable secures your bikes to the rack, and Thule's Trunk Locker strap easily secures the Archway to your vehicle. After you've wrapped the Trunk Locker strap around the Archway's frame, just toss the hockey-puck shaped bob on the other end in your trunk or hatch-it's that easy! Two cut-resistant steel cables embedded within the Trunk Locker strap keep your bikes safe while the soft fabric shell keeps it from damaging your vehicle's finish.
    If you're in the market for a new trunk mounted bicycle rack, you'll definitely want to check out the Thule Archway. It's available in both 2 bike and 3 bike models, and it makes "basic" just a little better.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Got Paddleboards? Get the Yakima WaveHog!

The Yakima 4051 WaveHog Surf, Paddle and Sailboard Carrier
    If you've been looking for a more secure way to carry your paddle board, meet your new best friend, the WaveHog. The Yakima 4051 WaveHog Surf, Paddle and Sailboard Carrier can carry up to three boards stacked piggy-back style. (Get it?-the WaveHog.) A closeup of the Yakima SoulPad board cushioning pad.The SoulPad universal mount pads fit just about every roof rack out there. They mount easily with a couple of straps, quickly giving you a cushioned spot to lay your boards. The included SUP Brah Nose-Tail Tie-Down System for Paddleboards allows you tie down down then ends of your board for greater stability (if your carrying more than one board, you'll want to tie down the longest one.) The SUP Brah Nose-Tail Tie-Down System for Paddleboards.The WaveHog also includes Yakima's RipCord Lockable 12' Straps to keep your boards in place with a firm, theft resistant grip. With rubber covered aluminum cam buckles and nylon coated steel cables running through the straps, the RipCord straps don't just tie down your boards, they fight crime AND corrosion. Does that make the WaveHog a roof rack superhero?