Group rides are again! Nicely, no less than judging by the newest bike racks Yakima and RubiconEP are exhibiting up at Sea Otter this week.
RubiconEP claims that their 5-Bike Coral Bike Rack is “one of many strongest, lightest and most useful upright bicycle racks ever provided.” It’s rated to hold 5, 60lb. (e-)bike, and the rack weighs 72lbs. The rack folds down for automobile use and makes it straightforward to load and unload the bike on the trailhead. The RubiconEP provides 2-, 4-, and 5-bike variations priced at $999, $1,499, and $1,699, in a wide range of shade finishes.
Yakima can also be exhibiting off a 6-bike hanging rack at Sea Otter this week known as the Hangtight 6. It is designed to carry — you guessed it — six bikes, and it prices $999. The Hangtight RubiconEP bends just like the Coral, although it is restricted to 37.5 lbs per bike, so e-bike homeowners could have to look elsewhere. The Hangtight 4 has 4 bikes and prices $799. Try each HangTight racks to be accessible from mid-November.
LoloRacks is one other firm that has been promoting 4- and 6-bike vertical bike hitch racks for just a few years now. These racks are made within the USA and value round $800.
We would not be stunned to see different manufacturers launch vertical bike racks sooner or later, a welcome change from the stand-alone, single tray bike rack development of some years in the past.