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It’s definitely warming up, and more and more bikes are on the road and trails. If you’re looking for a safe and secure way to transport your favorite ride, the new options from RockyMounts might be just the ticket.
Earlier this year RockyMounts announced the introduction of four new products that expand bike transport and storage options for both mountain bikers and road cyclists. They are the SwitchHitter, HotRod, StreetRod, and LoBall. Three of the products are thru-axle compatible fork-mount solutions for car, truck and home storage, and one is for traditional quick-release forks.
“While the growth and variety of thru-axle sizes has been great for bikes, it’s limited the rack choices for their owners. We’re stoked to offer thru-axle riders new fork-mount options with our SwtichHitter Rack, HotRod truck mounts, and StreetRod thru-axle adapter,” said RockyMounts President Bruno Maier.
Sleek enough for discriminating roadies and tough enough for any mountain biker, the SwitchHitter is a new roof rack that resembles a traditional fork-mount rack with the added ability to accommodate bikes with a variety of styles and sizes of thru-axle systems. The versatile rack arrives ready for standard 9mm quick release forks and includes three easily interchangeable 12×100, 15×100 and “Boost 110” (15×110) sized axles.
The SwitchHitter’s universal fit installs on round, square and most factory crossbars and includes a kit for T-slot mounting on Euro-style bars. The rack follows RockyMounts’ design principles on aerodynamics and fuel efficiency with its low-profile shape. Security is also a priority with the new rack, which comes with an integrated cable lock for the bike and the ability to lock the rack to the crossbars. The SwitchHitter is available in eight different colors, and has an MSRP of $189.95.
The StreetRod is a new adapter for standard 9mm fork-mount racks that makes it possible to securely carry thru-axle bikes. Made of tough, non-corrosive 6063 aluminum and available in a range of six anodized colors, the new adapter easily attaches to fork-mount racks from any manufacturer. The StreetRod ships with three axles to accommodate bikes with 12×100, 15×100 and “Boost 110” (15×110) sized axles. MSRP is $49.95.
The HotRod is a new bolt-on truck and home storage mount for bikes with thru-axles. Three interchangeable axles are included to accommodate bikes with 12×100, 15×100 and “Boost 110” (15×110) sizes. The strong 6063 aluminum mount can also be converted to work with standard 9mm quick-release bikes with an optional kit, sold separately, and is available in six anodized colors. MSRP is $49.95. For those with Toyota, Nissan, Chevrolet, and GMC truck beds and aftermarket Unistrut channels, RockyMounts offers a Track Hardware Kit for attaching HotRods to original equipment channels ($19.95).
RockyMounts is also introducing the LoBall line of traditional quick release fork mounts for standard 9mm forks. The LoBall family includes three different products for trucks, trailers, vans and home storage. All three models consist of powder-coated 6063 aluminum bases with chromoly quick releases. The LoBall ($24.95) is non-locking, the LoBall Locking ($49.95) features a robust keyed locking quick release, and the LoBall Track ($69.95) is a locking fork-mount compatible with original equipment Toyota, Nissan, Chevrolet, and GMC truck bed channels and aftermarket Unistrut channels.
“It’s tough to beat the secure hold and peace-of-mind a fork-mount rack provides,” summarized Maier. All four of the new products will be available in April 2016 from authorized RockyMounts retailers, or directly from RockyMounts’ website. Consumers can find the retailer closest to them by using the site’s “Find a Dealer” feature.
RockyMounts, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado designs innovative, quiet, and fuel-efficient automobile rack systems. Since 1993, RockyMounts has enabled cyclists, mountain bikers, surfers, skiers, snowboarders, and outdoor enthusiasts to “Discover Colorful Adventure” with rock-solid racks, which unlike any other company’s, come in an array of colors. RockyMounts rack systems are available in North America and internationally in Australia, Korea, Puerto Rico, and Philippines through a network of independent bicycle dealers, rack shops, outdoor retailers, and authorized online dealers. For more information, visit www.rockymounts.com.