Khyber Racks Is A New Bike Rack Company Based in Whistler

Jun 1, 2021 at 10:46
by Khyber Racks  
Top of Mt 7
Top of Mount 7 Psychosis course, Golden BC


PRESS RELEASE: INTRODUCING KHYBER RACKS


We are a new bike rack company, dedicated to producing premium heavy duty and corrosion resistant racks.

Our first prototype came to life in 2013. After several prototypes and abusive testing in the years since, we’re stoked to finally offer a rack that can deliver a lifetime of performance.



Taking its name from Khyber Pass in the Whistler backcountry, a special place to frequent in summer and winter, Khyber Racks were designed in Whistler and tested in the mountains of British Columbia.


Khyber Racks
The Khyber V1 Multi Pivot Six Pack, with Tantalus Range in the background.
(The swing hitch pictured is not a Khyber product)

CORROSION RESISTANT STAINLESS STEEL AND ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION

The wet coastal environment of the Sea to Sky corridor where we ride is tough on steel. Improving corrosion resistance was one of our top priorities, achieved through material selection and surface finishes.

• The mast and wheel holders are 304 stainless steel
• The hitch spigot is galvanized A500 Grade C structural steel
• The rest of the chassis is anodized 6061-T6 aluminum
• All hardware is A2-70 stainless steel.

Stainless parts are sandblasted after welding, then electropolished to further improve corrosion resistance.

Khyber Racks
Left: V1 Multi Pivot Four Pack (stand not available)
Right: Custom extruded 8mm thick stainless mast and heavy duty CNC aluminum parts.


BUILT TOUGH AND BACKED BY A LIFETIME WARRANTY

We personally needed a rack that would stand up to offroad driving. After structural failures, inadequate tie downs and ejected bikes, it evolved into what you see here. It sure didn’t start out this way, but ended up here out of necessity. We now have a rack that we stand behind with a lifetime warranty that is valid for offroad use.

To build the strongest hitch mount rack, with the highest confidence, we custom extrude both the mast and hitch spigot at 8mm thick, rather than using standard ¼” tubing. The side plates are 12mm thick with 145x25mm solid aluminum stiffener blocks. This greatly reduces sideways flex, which in turn reduces momentum induced flicking of the bikes, keeping them much more stable through uneven terrain.

We chose strength, durability and function rather than convenience when taking the rack on and off the vehicle, so our racks are quite heavy. Weights are published on our website under FAQs.


THE KHYBER SPEEDLOCK™ TIE DOWNS - THE END OF ATTACHMENT ISSUES

Our SpeedLock™ tie down system adapts to any tire size instantly, from road tires to plus tires,
even fat bike tires with the optional fat baskets. (US and Int'l patents pending).

Super fast loading and unloading. Nothing but rubber touches the rack.

Both wheels are held with ultimate security. No more rearview mirror anxiety.

Electropolished 304 Stainless Steel baskets sit atop the 6061-T6 Anodized Aluminum top bar

Khyber Racks SpeedLock
Easily available 6mm Mammut static rope secures the wheels. Adapts instantly to your tire size.
No stretch means no slop, and no eager bikes trying to leave before you arrive.


KHYBER RACKS COME IN TWO VERSIONS

The V1 - MULTI PIVOT allows for on the fly angular adjustment, allowing you to tilt the rack to access the rear door or trunk of your vehicle.
The V2 - FIXED PIVOT gives a choice of three fixed angle settings, and offers a more affordable and lighter option for riders who don't need on the fly adjustments, such as when using with an open truck bed or an aftermarket swing hitch.

V1 and V2 Racks
12mm side plates and CNC blocks ensure a super stiff chassis, reducing lateral flex
V1 Left and V2 Right


The V1 pivot system runs on replaceable, hard wearing 28mm diameter IGUS bushings and custom nylon bushing plates which are replaceable and offer continuous slop free performance.

Each version is available in 3, 4, 5 and 6 bike capacities and requires a 2 inch class III hitch. Any bike weighing up to 24kg/53lbs that fits inside the wheel basket properly is good to go.
The standard basket accepts up to 29"x2.8" Plus tires, while the alternative Fat Bike basket will accept up to a 5" tire. The rack is optimized for mountain bikes, but both basket types accept and secure Gravel and Road Bike tires. Be aware that drop bars may interfere when loaded side by side.

Khyber Racks 20in Adapter
20" Wheel Adapter
We are currently manufacturing tooling for an adapter to suit 20" wheels but in the meantime they can be carried in the rack reasonably well. The fork leg will rest on the basket so we recommend using some protection to prevent damage to the fork. We hope to have the 20" adapter available mid 2021.


PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

V1 and V2 racks are available now in sizes Three to Six, for Class III 2" receivers. All prices are in $CAD.


Three Pack
Four Pack
Five Pack
Six Pack

V1 - Multi Pivot
$1800
$2000
$2200
$2400
V2 - Fixed Pivot
$1600
$1800
$2000
$2200

Flat rate shipping to Canada is $100 and USA mainland is $250. Shipping to other locations at buyer's request, but be aware shipping costs outside North America are rather outrageous and likely unviable. For example, shipping to Australia is $800.


WHY ARE THEY SO EXPENSIVE? AND WHY ARE THEY SO HEAVY?

These are fair questions and require justification.

The racks are built entirely from 6061-T6 aluminum and 304 stainless steel, including hardware, which straight away increases the cost of materials.

We also wanted to back it with a lifetime warranty. But the extra cost is not to pay for future failures, it’s to prevent them in the first place. Since we built the rack to withstand offroad use, we use a large amount of that already costly material. It’s a risk to take such an approach, since many users don’t need a rack this strong, and it comes at a cost in dollars and weight. But our tie-down system is so secure you may find you shuttle more enthusiastically than you're used to. So we built the rack we needed to meet our requirements, knowing there will be other riders with similar demands.

There are also many processes, such as custom extruding, sandblasting, laser cutting, CNC milling, anodizing, electropolishing, laser annealing and laser etching. It was difficult to find a factory willing and able to partner with us since there are so many processes involved.

When comparing prices, it’s important to make the right comparisons. Ours is considerably more expensive compared to more simple designs that use basic attachment points, but compared to the best offerings that use wheel baskets, it's easier to see how type and amount of materials, along with surface finishes, accounts for the premium. Wheel baskets are expensive to manufacture, so it’s not possible to compete with racks that don’t use them, regardless of what materials are chosen.

We haven’t made our choices lightly, and feel we've made considerable improvements that justify the increase in cost for any user, but particularly for those who need a more robust and secure solution.


WHERE ARE THEY MADE?


Currently the racks are made in China. It simply wasn't possible with our first small production run to have them made in North America, as the cost to manufacture would have been higher than our retail price. If you are a Canadian supplier and feel you can produce any of these parts competitively and reliably, please send a PM, or contact us via our website.


WHO ARE KHYBER RACKS?

Khyber Racks was founded by Jaan Hurditch and Mark Haimes.

Jaan is a Mechanical Engineer in Whistler who has designed products for companies including Vorsprung Suspension and Cheetah Factory Racing and is also co-founder of STFU Bike.

Mark is a CAD Designer in Squamish, founder of forthcoming LoamLab Components and set a Guinness World Record for Greatest Vertical Descent on MTB in 24 hours - completed on Mt 7 Psychosis course in Golden BC in 2014.






236 Comments

  • 159 27
 Still had me after price. Lost me after made in China.
  • 127 25
 Do the chinese not also deserve nice trucks, bike parks, bank holidays, sports, college, cnc bike racks, private tuition, bike camps, burgers, subscription music and video, trail dogs, picket fences, 4 acres, and crystal meth?
  • 44 5
 So it is a more expensive velocirax not made here. A+ market research.
  • 26 21
 Don't you own anything made in China @Jaylynx?
  • 37 5
 @adrennan: Velocirax is a ripoff of Recon Racks guy. Late to the intellectual property party.
  • 34 33
 Hilarious considering your bike surely has asian assembled/made components. The price of materials and manufacturing is sky high right now.

But anyway cHiNa BaD
  • 46 2
 @ream720: It is fair to question where parts are made. To the extent I can, I support North American manufacturing (Running a Reeb Sqweeb with Onyx hubs and WAO rims; all made in North America). Obviously, it is difficult to totally avoid Chinese parts, but when there are similar quality parts, made in North America AND they cost less, you better believe I will buy the American-made part.
  • 3 0
 @adrennan: so steel = 6061-T6 aluminum and 304 stainless steel now?
  • 6 16
flag adrennan (Jun 2, 2021 at 6:37) (Below Threshold)
 @TheOriginalTwoTone: why does this even have to be aluminum... let me guess, ride quality? That is just poor engineering in my opinion to make something out of a more expensive material just for fun
  • 6 2
 @adrennan: they explain it very simply in the text. "Lifetime Warranty"
  • 32 6
 @adrennan: Seriously. Let’s make it in China and charge twice as much as similar racks in the market. No thanks.
  • 20 2
 @ream720: because steel is impossible to warranty? Has anyone ever actually broken the frame of a lolo, nsr, velocirax etc? Don't normalize 2,000 dollar racks.
  • 26 39
flag carters75 (Jun 2, 2021 at 7:10) (Below Threshold)
 @gnarlysipes: China should be making them for free after what they have done to the global economy.
  • 75 6
 @adrennan: it’s actually not hard to avoid China specifically. My current build I’m working on will have zero Chinese parts. The frame (for now), fork, rims, and possibly tires (depending on what I decide on) are made in Taiwan. The rest of the parts are being sourced from USA, German, Italian, Australian, and Spanish made manufactures.
The hard stuff to avoid is electronics, helmets, and soft goods such as clothing or shoes. These are primarily made in China.
Asia isn’t necessarily an issue, Taiwan is an independent democracy (f*ck you John Cena) who has been telling China to f*ck off and leave them alone for years. They have higher quality manufactured goods and stricter labor laws than China. They also aren’t committing genocide, mass sterilization, and organ harvesting of a specific religious group. Oh, and they aren’t actively hiding information from the world about where this virus came from to cover their own asses. But yeah, @ream720 probably doesn’t believe any of that, or thinks it’s all “conspiracy theories”.
So politely f*ck China. I’ll continue my attempt to support companies who employ locally instead of outsourcing.
  • 12 1
 @adrennan: 11 years on my ns6. Still just as good as new.
  • 7 7
 @carters75: True, although the WHO could have somewhat contained the virus in Asia. For some reason they believed the CCP that it was non-transmissible between humans etc. Anyway some guys made a lot of money producing vaccines for this virus. In fact, it seems like a great business to be in when any number of viruses can be accidentally leaked into the population. Let’s hope they’re not too deadly.
  • 3 4
 @mountainyj: Have you checked that the raw materials used to manufacture those products haven't passed through China? Worldwide, China is one of the largest steel and aluminum producing countries, if not the largest. You may buy your products / parts outside China, but that doesn't mean it hasn’t earned money somewhere along the way!
  • 3 1
 @browner: f*ck no.
  • 14 1
 @blowmyfuse: Recon Racks FTW. He makes them all himself and they are bulletproof.
  • 3 0
 @jclnv: @jclnv: If the WHO does not have the legal ability or the international cooperation to close borders, they will not have unilateral ability to contain the virus to Asia. That is each nation's decision.
  • 6 0
 @CaptainSnappy: Correct. There role is to advise. The advised international travel to continue. Killing hundreds of thousands of elderly people prematurely.
  • 19 0
 @mi-bike: yep, it’s the unfortunate reality. Some brands are upfront about where they source material from. Others don’t say, don’t know, or don’t care. The ability to be “net zero” on China is nearly impossible. That doesn’t mean I can’t try my hardest to minimize my own “China Credit” if you will. Think of it like your “Carbon Output”. Even if you remove yourself from society and become a hermit in the woods, living off the land without electricity, you still contribute to carbon emissions by keeping yourself warm with a fire, or using it to cook something. Getting to a true “zero” is impossible. Getting to a true zero with China is also currently impossible unless you completely remove yourself as a consumer, and basically become the hermit in the woods. What is possible, is trying to minimize or at least reduce, your own personal affect.
Even if the raw material comes from China, companies like Industry 9 are still seeing more demand to produce locally and are therefore hiring more people locally. They commented on an article here a few months back. If I recall, they’ve hired 15 new employees this year and bought something like 5 new cnc machines.
  • 25 0
 @mi-bike: Dude, quite being argumentative. Mountainyj is making a perfectly reasonable point that avoiding products made in China is something that anyone can make an effort to do. We're talking about a government with internment camps for minorities! I think it's perfectly reasonable to make an effort to NOT give them more of your money than you absolutely need to.

For the record, zero issues with the people or culture of China, but their government is an authoritarian regime that needs to be stopped.
  • 16 0
 @mountainyj: nailed it. if enough people vote with their dollars that they care about avoiding Chinese products (due to human rights abuse, lack of environmental care, and poor worker conditions), then more American companies will be coerced into doing the whole process here.
  • 5 16
flag ream720 (Jun 2, 2021 at 8:49) (Below Threshold)
 @mountainyj: you're clearly politically motivated. Trumplicans always take things too far...

I do acknowledge that bad things are happening in China, I also am not naive enough to believe that the people of China have much to do with it. Are you responsible for all the bad things the US does?

You just keep on watching the news to gain your worldview.
  • 12 2
 @ream720: not wanting to support chinese manufacturing has nothing to do with which side of the aisle someone falls on. I am liberal as they come, but I would still rather support local manufacturing because it creates jobs in my community.
  • 1 0
 It always amazes me how passionate we are about our bike rocks!

Any rack article on PB gets loads of reaction. Does anyone remember the Kazimer North Shore Racks long-term review? That was intense.
  • 5 0
 @blowmyfuse: You are kidding yourself if you think anyone has anything proprietary when it comes to bike racks. Everything is (Ctrl + C) + (Ctrl + V).
  • 3 0
 @fullendurbro: I was responding to the guy who thought Velociracktotalcrap was somehow the originator and this was somehow ripoff #1. hah

Recon's design could have certainly been legally patented, but he's never been interested in that side of it. He just wants to weld and make bomber stuff.

And roll his rock crawler over while in Facebook Jail.

And you're 100% right. Copy. Paste. Profit.
  • 4 0
 @adrennan: GG frame, Onyx hubs, We are One Rims.
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: I wasn't saying it was the original, I just grabbed the example that came to mind. I have a lolo rack myself and think the design and value are incredible for an American-made rack.
  • 13 8
 @ream720: ha. When you remove that blindfold of Trump hatred, you’re more than welcome to join Bruce and others like myself “In the middle”. At least until we’re all canceled. It’s where reality exists, and educated conversation/debate is welcomed. You accuse me of taking things too far, yet you try and lure me into a racist dialogue because I’m anti CCP. Since you need clarity, I’m anti Communist regime who murders their own people and lies to the world, not anti Chinese. I’m sympathetic for the people living in those conditions and prefer to minimize my personal influence on keeping them trapped in that situation. I’ve never been pro Trump, but I also don’t blindly hate him.

If during his presidency, Trump had said the world was round, the Anti Trump left would have become flat earthers and told us to “trust the science,” purely because they can’t stand the idea of him being correct about anything.
  • 4 0
 @jclnv: The WHO primarily advises governments and fosters communication, it is up to the governments to advise their citizens. As much as the WHO has screwed things up they also were and are in a political choke hold and it is easy to use them as a scapegoat.
  • 7 9
 @mountainyj: Yet your country has the highest incarceration rate (of minorities) in the World! lol What about the "internment camps" at the Southern border... that are BEYOND full? Flags aren't supposed to be blindfolds, look at yourselves BEFORE you judge others!
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: virtual property
  • 3 0
 @adrennan: I was cutting mechanics pages of my preferred mtb magazine back in the 90s in order to make a booklet. I found it back the other day, one article was mentioning "avoid chinese tools, they are made with slave labour".
  • 4 0
 @browner: The Chinese have camps all right. The Fentanyl trade has made a mess of SW BC... So f*ck them for that.
  • 9 4
 @HerrDoctorSloth: yep, Kamala put many of those minorities in said prisons. And Biden’s policy changes have caused many migrants to flee to the US border, where they know they will be let in and temporarily held. Held in camps that Biden helped build his last time around. Want to know what they are fleeing? Tyranny, dictators, and a dangerous low quality of life.
The difference with the border? They are willingly going there in a hope to improve their quality of living. They’re not being forced there for “re-education” purposes. They’re not being forced to make Nikes, and then being tortured or killed if they fall out of line. Feel free to google some of the Uyghur horror stories of survival, torture, rape, and sterilization. Slightly different situation there bud...
I’d say to google pictures of the border here as well for comparison sake. But our media is no longer allowed to take photos of the sub par living conditions that children are packed into. Even AOC finally pulled her head out of the sand, and is criticizing the “inhuman and barbaric” conditions of the border under Biden.

Anyhow, peace out, and enjoy the beautiful country you’re fortunate to live in. And best of luck to @Khyber-racks with their business venture....
  • 3 0
 @ream720: but you could buy a second shore rack when it rusts...
  • 3 1
 Still had me after the price, but not after the weight.
  • 3 0
 As a Whistler local I'd love to support this company but it's twice the price of a Velocirax and lacks the piston which lets you slowly lean the rack back. Really happy with the Velocirax and would recommend those to anyone looking for an upright rack.
  • 3 2
 Recon rack made in USA and a good price. Recon was the first with the pivot design
  • 1 1
 @adrennan: if they built that rack out off steel you would need a forklift to put it on your car.
  • 3 0
 @blowmyfuse: arbutus racks from 2010 has entered the chat
  • 4 4
 @ream720: I’m sure he’s using one of those American made phones/tablets/computers to type his comments, oh wait…
  • 1 0
 @makripper: whatever happened to Arbutus racks? they sell to someone?
  • 1 0
 @shredddr: IIRC they sold their idea/patent to Yakama Racks.
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: I owned the rona virus for a while. It was made in China.
  • 67 6
 I could maybe justify the price if these were made in Canada, but as it is these are just way to costly compared to other racks out there.
  • 18 8
 Also why is shipping to Australia $800 when China is closer to Australia than Canada? Why not ship directly from China instead of a stopover in Canada?
  • 25 3
 @rarerider: Do you know someone in Australia who is in the market for a shipping container full of these racks?
  • 4 1
 @mi-bike: no but I've ordered stuff from China i didn't have to buy in bulk.
  • 9 1
 @rarerider: If you're in Australia just by a Single Trail RFS rack. It's cheaper, has more/better features, looks to be better quality, also looks to be easier to load/unload, and is made in Australia.
  • 10 0
 @rarerider: The reason why shipping is so expensive outside North America is because all the parts are shipped to Squamish and racks are assembled and shipped from here.
We have tried to keep shipping reasonable within Canada and US by offering subsidized flat rate shipping.
  • 3 2
 @rarerider: You will be able to buy the knock off any time now then.

But this company is based in Canada and likely does not have Aus distribution or distribution from China.
  • 46 8
 Or just buy a Recon Rack. Then you could get the rack that EVERYONE is copying! This is ridiculous. It’s funny how a company can justify stealing an idea and then coming up with a bunch of marketing to cover it up.
  • 7 1
 YUP! Lot of words about how they totally stole the design from Recon. At least the Velocirax has a crappy gas strut in it and kind of makes an effort at doing something unique.
  • 20 3
 The amazing part is how much more they are charging than Recon for their racks, yet Cody builds his in Washington. I am not buying Kyber’s statement that it would cost more than their current price to build their racks in North America.
  • 14 3
 If you're not concerned with corrosion, yeah, buy a recon rack. They're super nice. If you live in a place where a steel rack will rust to pieces in 5-6 years, maybe you just want to spend more up front and have a rack that will last for life? That'll actually work out cheaper...

You're all acting like stainless steel is just regular steel with extra marketing, haha! They may look similar, but they're not the same. Corrosion is a legit concern for some people, and this a design to specifically address that.
  • 17 5
 Recon doesn't give one Fuk's about customer service. He's like Leon at Pole where he's so arrogant and always has to be right. I'd gladly purchase a rip off design or another manufacturers bike rack not to have to deal with him.
  • 4 0
 If it isn't patented internationally, it isn't stealing; it's simply copying.
  • 3 2
 Was about to point out how much a carbon copy this is to RECON. Granted, if they are actually shipping them out then someone might justify them being more expensive, made in China, and a stolen design...
  • 6 4
 @digitalsoul: The guy is a special bird. Always complaining and blaming someone else or making it known that he doesn't actually care about the customers as long as he is making "the best"
  • 9 2
 I mean sure, if he wasn't a total tool bag AND could make a rack that didn't require additional straps to hold bikes on. If you plan on doing anything other then shuttling your local mall I would look for other racks. And yes... I know how to properly load them.
  • 1 0
 @Deep-Friar: Fair point. The new design seems to address this, but I just started using the new strap placement on my old rack and it works great. Small strap through your pedal and down around the rear wheel bar and bikes stay in super securely.
  • 4 2
 @skylerd: Powder coated or otherwise painted steel will last a lot longer than 5-6 years unless you are in an environment with an incredible amount of salt. I'm in a town that's right by the water so probably higher than average salinity and have never seen a steel bike rack, lumber rack or any other automotive component rust to pieces in even twice that time. The exception I guess could be a place they salt the roads a lot in the winter but if there's that much snow on the ground you could probably take the bike rack off for a bit.
  • 10 0
 Recon racks are really nice but not nearly the first company to use this design. I don't think Recon started to make racks until 2014 or so and other companies had produced wheel tray designs much earlier. This for example: www.pinkbike.com/news/Arbutus-Racks-Interbike-2011.html
So not everyone is copying Recon.
  • 12 1
 Recon is not the first vertical rack with wheel baskets; I have owned a RAT Rack since 2007 and have also been fortunate to witness the evolution of the Khyber rack in person over the years. The Khyber rack has been in testing since 2011 and has landed on a zero compromise burly and secure system that is designed to last you a lifetime. Khyber is the real deal, if hardcore riding is going to be a part of your life for a long time then best get a product designed by a like minded crew! I bought one and love it!
  • 4 2
 Just buy a Recon. On year 3, 5 bike version with probably 15k+ miles of bike hauling, works perfectly. Used a 20” hoop for my son, worked great, he outgrew it so I put the regular one back on.
  • 5 3
 @digitalsoul: wow that is not what I have found at all. Cody/Recons customer service has been excellent when I bought my rack, excellent again when I did a separate purchase later for a pair of 20" baskets, and he even refunded me $$$ (without me asking) after I f*cked up the order/shipping details. Really doesn't get much better.
  • 3 0
 @onemind123: Same for me. i backed onto something and had to purchase a replacement bar because I bent it, very reasonable price and received quickly. I have over 20,000 miles on a gen 2 5 bike model, including some off road use with zero issues. I did have the pin loosen on my gen 1 4 bike.
  • 4 1
 @moolay: This bike rack has been in testing for a decade??? That blows mind when bike racks take longer to develop than orbital class rockets.
  • 4 2
 @insertfunusername:
It was initially built just for personal use. It wasn't until about 3 years ago, after the 3rd iteration was built, that we decided it would be a good idea to put the effort into making something we could offer to others, and also have the resources to do so.
  • 1 0
 @Khyber-Racks: sounds like the person I responded to didn't have the real story.
  • 1 0
 @Deep-Friar: Do you know how to load them properly, brother?
  • 2 0
 @digitalsoul: I'm so glad someone else said this. I had a bad experience dealing with Cody at Recon as well. I returned my rack to him after it damaged my bike… things got a little ugly. Glad to be done with him and will never recommend Recon to anyone.
  • 2 2
 @skylerd: just because it says stainless steel doesn’t mean it won’t rust. There is different levels of stainless and I will tell you from building pools the type that doesn’t rust does not come from China. Also a powder coated steel rack holds up just fine. I live at the beach and mine is as good as new after 5 years
  • 1 1
 @juice-stain: how did it damage your bike?
  • 2 1
 @stormracing: Not the bike itself, but the front tire. I don’t remember exactly, but something in the tire basket rubbed the sidewall and took the tire down to the threads. It’s likely/possible that’s he’s fixed that issue by now, but it doesn’t change the fact that I REALLY did not appreciate how he treated me and I’d rather tie my bike to my truck with rope than support him.
  • 1 0
 @juice-stain: you sure you didn't put the bolt the wrong way? If you put the bolt thread toward the tire instead of the bolt head that would be the only way it could rub your tire.
  • 1 0
 @juice-stain: dang, that’s a real bummer! Sorry to hear that!

I’ve had 4 baskets break on me so far all on the same weld spot for each one. The first one he was cool on and then he got progressively frustrated. Also my rack has so much slop in it, it’s crazy. Wish I could get it to be sturdy again
  • 28 0
 Got to love pinkbike. Look at all the rip off comments. Now wait for the next article to mention patents and everyone will bitch about how there shouldn't be any. Should book mark this, bet the same people complaining about it being a rip off will be the ones bitching about patents.
  • 15 0
 cognitive dissonance and hipocricy are what Pinkers build their entire identity off!
  • 7 0
 I think people expect pinkbike to be like going out to the local trailhead and having fun discussions with others riders where everyone is respectful. But it's more like going into the boys high-school locker room where everyone just wants to talk shit to each other hahaha.
  • 2 0
 LOL Smile Smile Smile Comment of the DAY...
  • 29 1
 “If you are a Canadian supplier and feel you can produce any of these parts competitively and reliably, please send a PM, or contact us via our website.“ I can respect that
  • 23 0
 Thank you. I just received another email yesterday from another Canadian supplier that thanked me for asking for a quote, but politely declined to quote. This has happened 3 times this week, and many more times in the past. It's either that, or quotes that exceed our retail price so far. Really hoping for a better outcome soon.
  • 5 5
 Cody should call them. He could sell them at full retail and probably be cheaper than shipping from China!
  • 4 0
 @Khyber-Racks:

I wonder if @cyclesdevinci could lend a hand, or make a good partnership, with all their Alcan experience up in Chicoutimi?
  • 19 2
 So many negative comments and not one person has actually seen one in person. Yes, the parts are manufactured in China (along with 1/2 of the stuff in your house), but the racks are assembled in Whistler. And they are actively looking to bring that process back across the pond.

My family has spend $2k on racks over the last 6 years because of rust/failures. Spending $2k on something that won't rust and has a lifetime warranty sounds like a not bad idea. How many of you people buy Arc'teryx? Because you can get a jacket that does the same job for much less. But the manufacturer isn't going to repair/replace it for free 5 years down the road like Arc'teryx will.
  • 12 1
 I agree. I keep my racks for 5+ years so durability and quality are key. My friends who have the NSR are all experiencing the rock chips and corrosion issues 1-2 years after purchase so yes, not as expensive but not don't know how the durability will be long term.

My old Thule T2 was 96lbs with four trays. Heavy and was starting to corrode and look it's age when I sold it. Granted, it was about half as expensive as Khyber but If these are as corrosion resistant as claimed, the price is palatable for me.

Looks sturdy as hell and likely something that will last longer than five years and I won't worry about bikes being damaged or coming off. Could be a good purchase.

Don't like the price? Don't buy it. Supply and demand. If these guys have priced it too high, the prices will come down or they will go out of business. That is how a free market works.
  • 11 1
 What crappy racks are you buying???

I bought a NSR 4 in 2009 and it's still going strong.

Has some paint chipped off? Yes. Does it matter? Not really. If I cared enough I'd grab some tremclad and touch it up.
  • 6 0
 @shirk-007: You live in North Van, I live in the Okanagan. We get snow and salt as early as October (which then disappears and we can ride off & on till December) so rust is a big thing. We have had the pivot points oval out because of bouncing around on FSR's and even the paved roads (the road to Ellison park is a bouncy mess) because our bike trails don't have a nice big road and a parking lot right to the trail head every time. One rack took the Stewart-Cassiar highway to the Yukon and back.

What I am saying is we beat the hell out of our racks and to have one that is built up to withstand the weather and abuse that we subject our racks to is appealing. And while the North Shore Racks have proven to be reliable, I would never get one because of where they contact the bike and the crown wear I have seen on friends bikes who own NSR's
  • 4 0
 @slish: The durability of NSRs is just fine. I had a 6 bike rack since 2008 that saw absolutely no TLC. It worked fine. The hitch bar did end up bending and cracking in 2020. I ended up giving it to my friend who bought a new tube for $40, and then sanded it and re-painted it, and boom. Looks almost new again. That same friend gave her 15 year old NSR 4 to my buddy, and it's going strong with no issues. It's a bit rusty, but it will likely last another 5-10 years... My 1 year old NSR4 is still basically in new condition too.

Sure, the rope tie-downs seem cheap, but they just plain work, and are extremely easy to replace should they for some reason, need to be replaced. The worst part of the NSR is how it can rub the paint off your crown and headtube area. But at the end of the day, it's paint on your mountain bike in a small area. Hardly worth getting up in arms over.

The weight is definitely a factor. I went with a 4 NSR because it was one of the lightest 4 bike racks on the market. It went on my hatchback, which has a max 200 lb tongue weight. 4 bikes + the rack basically puts it at around 190-195 lbs depending on the bikes. Adding that extra 35 pounds of the Khyber rack would put me over that max.

And then there is the price. An NSR is almost a third of the price, manufactured AND assembled (if needed) locally, does the same job basically just as well, and weighs a huge chunk less. I can't see why anyone would want or need to spend $2k+ for a bike rack when there are others that get the job done just as well for much less. Even Recon racks (which... is basically what this is) are considerably less. It's cool to see more options become available, and I was genuinely stoked about this until I saw the price and weight.
  • 1 0
 @shift9ears: a look in your photo history shows a two older racks and I assume it was these that didn't stand up? That I can 100% agree with, neither of them would handle constant pounding from washboard roads.
  • 1 0
 @shirk-007: One of them was, the other isn't on there
  • 2 0
 I have a Gen 2 NSR4 since 08. Works as intended, plenty of usage from it. Media blasted and refinished the rack and upgraded to Stainless hardware in 2018ish as I was bored at work.
  • 2 0
 @shirk-007: Our winters in Calgary are hard on racks and driving to go winter/fat biking has definitely shortened the life of racks. The metal rusts and the plastic parts wear down because of the sand and rocks on the roads. It has gotten to the point where I take the rack off most winter days now and throw the bike into the back of the vehicle to minimize the slush/snow/ice and put it back on when driving with multiple bikes.
If this Khyber can get through winters without much abuse and me not having to remove it and reinstall as much as the other, that is a win.
  • 3 0
 @slish: Just image what that winter abuse is doing to your bikes when they are hanging off the back of the rack.
  • 1 0
 @shirk-007: Oh yeah. i used to go through a set of Deore brakes a season, as the pistons would seize near the end of the winter. Didn't want to put anything but low end stuff on there. Got the Muc Off covers which help now but still, everything else gets pretty beat up too.

I gotta move to Phoenix. Too old for winters anymore.
  • 25 9
 A mechanical engineer and a cad designer came up with this design? recon-racks.com . Here’s the real deal. When this rack came out in 2012 there was only north shore and recon. Funny now there is 10 different rack companies and all of them look like old Recon Racks.
  • 6 7
 Everything is a ripoff of a Recon Rack. Really wish Cosy had a patent and an attorney and just let them sue everyone but he'd be more miserableBig Grin
  • 2 0
 Cody...not Cosy..hah
  • 6 3
 @blowmyfuse: yeah I have been a proud supporter of Cody! I had the 2nd rack he made after a lot of prototypes. Love his fab work.
  • 3 2
 Agreed, loving my recon!
  • 3 3
 Recon racks are awesome! And not nearly as expensive as these.
  • 32 2
 Cody makes great racks, but Arbutus and Rat Racks were before 2012, and both were vertical load with front wheel baskets and ties for the rear wheel.

Our first prototype was in 2011 (under the name Double D Racks, before someone else took that name long before we were ready to come to market). You can see photos of our prototypes here...
www.pinkbike.com/photo/20718511
www.pinkbike.com/photo/20718512
  • 5 0
 @blowmyfuse: more miserable? not possible
  • 6 1
 Recon is made in the USA too!
  • 1 0
 @whippsb: hah! He'll try.
  • 3 0
 Looks like a Session?
  • 14 0
 Recycling baby! love seeing this old school TV antenna put to good use.
  • 10 0
 North Shore still wins on being far more compact, and about half the weight, which are big considerations if you don't leave the rack on full time. And by taking the rack off more frequently, rust is basically a non-issue even in Rustario. Also half the price.

But their tie down system looks very smart, materials look great, and happy to see a new Canadian company out there. Now just make this your dentist version, and introduce a 4-bike version that folds down and costs $750 Cdn (with more steel or whatever is needed), and you've got a winner.
  • 3 0
 This. My folding NSR6 leaves nothing to be desired compared to this.
  • 1 0
 It’s also nice having 1.25” hitch option from NSR
  • 13 0
 This would not only make my bike worth more than my car, but my bike rack would be worth more than my car too!
  • 4 0
 Plenty of people for whom the rack would be worth more than their bike! That's a line you don't want to cross.
  • 10 0
 My buddy has a recon rack, I have just purchased this one. Both great products, but this one is way burlier. Ability to angle this one forward for better departure angle out of water bars. Something to consider depending on quality of your shuttle roads. I am assuming long term the anodizing/stainless will be more rust resistant, as the recon has some rust spots showing from rock chips in the powder coating. Also for what it is worth, as for who copied who, there have been vertical tire mounted racks available for almost 20 years. Recon's claim to fame is their pivot design.
  • 11 2
 This looks like an awesome rack! Kudos to the startup company for the straightforward explanations about everything. It’s more of a rack than I personally would want or need, but I will definitely recommend friends to look you up. The more options for this style of rack, the better, I think. Especially considering most everything else is sold out unless you want the Thule one that sticks a couple bars through your frame. Don’t worry about all the haters posting illogical comments. Another couple days, and I’m sure you’ll have more orders then available product, and you can crack a cold one, sit back, and scroll through these comments and have the last laugh.
  • 9 0
 I purchased one of these racks and honestly couldn't be more stoked. Yes it's expensive but so are similar four bike racks. It looks great, doesn't destroy your bike, looks awesome and it's going to last you the rest of your life. Buy it nice or buy it twice..
  • 9 0
 I’ve got my khyber rack and love it. The tie down system is simple and way more solid than anything else out there. I’ve had my bike bounce out of other racks that is bungies and no way that is gonna happen in khyber. Love the look and and that it’s not going to rust.
The copy comments on here are pretty funny as look at how the bike industry is converging on pretty much ever new awesome thing. Khyber racks is just taking something good and adding to it.
  • 13 6
 This design makes little sense.

Rope tie downs, with this statement: "No stretch means no slop". This is incorrect. With a tie-down system, you want some stretch in the system. If there is no stretch, then a small shift in the tied-down load will release all of the tension in the tie-down. If that happens with this rope system your bike is loose. Imagine you get a leak you don't notice, and your tire goes flat while you are driving. Now this rope can just fall out of that zig-zag keeper system.

Thick-walled, but small cross-section stainless steel upright? The top bar is aluminum, why not the upright? And if you really want a SS upright, and you are going to the trouble of a custom extrusion, then at least make the walls thinner and the box section bigger.

The upright is stainless, but not the short steel piece that goes into the receiver? Which is more prone to rusting?
  • 27 0
 We have tested the tie down system extensively in abusive conditions. The rope does not get loose, and it has never come out. The scenario you describe where a tire goes flat after loading has occurred on my bike. The slots are shaped so that the rope will not come out, even when it went flat.
If you happen to be in the Sea to Sky area, I would be happy to show you how it works. It's the feature of the rack that is the most praised by our users.

The upright is not aluminum because I broke an aluminum one during testing.
The box section is the width it is to match the opening of a 2" receiver hitch.

The reason the hitch spigot is not stainless steel is because there's a high risk of it seizing in the hitch due to galvanic corrosion.
  • 9 0
 @Khyber-Racks: Well answered,
I have a friend that recently got this rack, he’s beaming about it. It is well built, STOUT, and looks to be everything you could want in an upright, basket type rack. It really is a thing of beauty when seen in person, and I’d have to say well done @Khyber-Racks for building/designing/marketing this unit.

Build a better mouse trap, there’s room in the market for everyone. I’ve emailed about getting a Recon rack 3 times, no answer, I’m considering other options, and I’m glad there are some out there.

Be good to one another out there!
  • 4 12
flag SJP (Jun 2, 2021 at 9:38) (Below Threshold)
 @Khyber-Racks:
Thanks for responding, but unfortunately I have to stand by 2 out of 3 of my statements.

A tie-down system should not go slack with small shifts of the load. The fact that your tire went flat once and it didn't come loose that time is insufficient evidence that it will be reliable. If you can push the rope into the keeper system, bumps in the road can work a slack rope out of the keeper system. This is especially true as the rope degrades, and there is no good way of knowing how degraded is too degraded.

The fact that you broke an aluminum one (of what wall thickness?) is not itself sufficient to warrant a switch to 8 mm thick stainless steel with a small cross-section. A solid 2-inch square aluminum bar would weigh and cost a lot less than that stainless upright. Beyond that, there is no reason the upright should have the same outer dimensions as the 2" receiver hitch. It makes machining the pieces for the joint at the bottom easier, but you are claiming an ultra-premium rack and asking an ultra-premium price. It could be stiffer, stronger, and lighter with a larger cross section, whatever material you choose.

You may be correct about the grade of stainless you are using and the typical steel in receivers.
  • 6 0
 Machining in the greater van area is expensive, so I believe them when they say this:

"Currently the racks are made in China. It simply wasn't possible with our first small production run to have them made in North America, as the cost to manufacture would have been higher than our retail price."

The costs would likely be 2x as much. SS304 / A2-70 also adds to expensive.

It's a difficult item to build strong, based on a single point (receiver hitch) of support.
  • 11 2
 Tagged as "Press release". Shouldn't it be tagged as "Ad"?
  • 2 0
 Same thing on pinkbike
  • 1 0
 Depends on whether they paid for the front page article.

Yes = Ad
No = Press release
  • 4 0
 Press releases are generally public statements or product launches made directly by a company - all the information they want to put out, is put out as they write it, word for word. In other words, it's not an article written by Pinkbike, nor is it just an ad saying "buy my stuff", it's a format that allows companies to put out detailed information about products/services/events/incidents etc.
  • 3 0
 @Socket: please quit with your reasonable, sensible explanations.
  • 15 6
 Not sure where I Recon nize that design from
  • 4 4
 I RECkON you’ll figure it out
  • 5 0
 Great to finally see them out there. Ive been watching the development of these racks for some time now. They are legit and the owners put every bit of effort they could in to make the best racks possible.

Yes it's complicated and yes it is heavy, but its strong and LIFETIME WARRANTY should quell some haters (haha sure).
Good luck guys and hope to see them out in the carparks and ripping up access roads for shuttle runs!
  • 6 1
 Looks like a lot of recon fanboys on here spewing hate as usual. **Newsflash** recon did not invent vertical wheel basket bike racks, arbutus and rat racks were doing it multiple years before recon came along so you should probably get your facts right before talking crap.

Everyone on the hate train for products made in china I hope you don't have a TV or dishwasher or phone made there as that would be highly hypocritical. Khyber have explained that they have and are still looking into sourcing locally but for their first small run it was too expensive to do so which makes sense given the high cost materials and finishes they have used.

Come back once you've sold all the chinese made stuff you currently own and have started a company making a high end product at a price point that won't instantly put you out of business. So many keyboard warriors and armchair analysts on here it's sad af. The mtb scene is relatively small and we should be supporting small new companies not throwing hate. Go ride your fking bike if you haven't got anything productive to add.
  • 9 1
 Looks mega, best thing since double D racks. And I'm a rack guy.
  • 45 0
 im an assegai...
  • 5 7
 You mean it's total garbage. Rip off of the Recon Rack.
  • 6 0
 Funny, I leave my recon 6 on all summer long due to it's frequent use and weight, and am often told "nice rack" I just motion to my man boobs and say thanks.
  • 3 0
 @ad15: it's unfortunate that gems like this are hidden way down in the comments. Take your upvote.
  • 1 0
 @imnotdanny:thankyou sir
  • 5 1
 I love the fact that now there are even more options out there.I own the North Shore one for 4 bikes and Im highly dissapointed to see another company going the same route in regards to how you fix the rear wheel. Why in the world cant we just use a rubber replaceable strap similar to those in snowboarding ? Like seriously those knots are so silly .....

Please come back with some innovative for the rear wheel....Replaceable rubber straps !
  • 2 0
 Or at least use a cam cleat or some type of jam cleat. They are inexpensive and offer a lot more security than their solution. Plus I have to assume that the rope jacket is going to scuff the anodizing on the wheels, or worse for a carbon wheel over time, so the rubber strap is probably the best solution.
  • 5 0
 I agree the NS knot system is brutal but Khyber really knocked it out of the park with their speedlock system. I recently purchased a Khyber and their tie down system is extremely secure and efficient. One of my favorite features on this rack. I think you would agree if you had the chance to test it!
  • 5 0
 I've had my bike on a Khyber rack and there are no knots. Its a beautiful, simple, stout tie down system. The knots on other racks are inevitably not in the perfect position.
  • 10 6
 The Recon Rack rip offs started popping up once Cody sold a few and they started showing up at northwest cup races. I used to drive up to Whistler all the time with mine too. I caught people taking pictures all the time. It had to happen but it’s real sad when people claim all this research and development and it’s just a blatant copy. Where’s the pride in that? I mean the thing looks exactly the same and to have the guts to charge so much and make in in China?
  • 11 2
 Cody does custom work too, in his shop, and at reasonable prices. He made an adjustable height Recon Rack for my Polaris Ranger side by side and it works great. Support local manufacturing!
  • 4 1
 There were other companies as well as people on the DIY forums making similar wheel mount racks before Recon. I was worried about that when I made my own rack for myself, particularly because the dude acted like a gatekeeper on the DIY forums and tried discourage people from sharing their designs. Nobody is ripping off Cody's designs they are just coming up with different interpretations of an already existing concept.
  • 9 4
 Am I the first person to see this and immediately think 'Recon racks'? Here I am thinking I paid a lot for my Lolo rack.. this one is a beauty.. but that price is insane.
  • 12 6
 Your not fooling anyone Khyber Racks.....basically a direct ripoff of a Recon-Rack at double the cost!
  • 9 3
 All that CNC, weight and price yet wheels secured with a bit of rope?
  • 1 3
 Exactly my thoughts, some strap would look a way more reliable
  • 4 0
 Have you ever used static rope? Its way stronger and secure than any of the other bungies or plastic that are holding your bike on other racks. People trust their lives climbing with static cord.
  • 2 0
 Thanks for reaching out for a CDN supplier. Looks like a great new product and would be awesome if someone in BC could pick it up. Maybe Tidy industries (company that sold tidy tank off years ago) out of the Langley had the tools to do that? I know they laser cut steel signs for my trails.
  • 4 0
 Thank you, I will check it out.
  • 1 0
 @Khyber-Racks: sorry Chilliwack. Regal Tanks - Tidy steel fab. Progress way. 1-888-347-8265
  • 4 0
 @Jvisscher: Email sent, thank you.
  • 4 0
 Or you could buy three Mammoth Racks that are made in Canada. mammothmounts.com
  • 6 0
 Ho-lee-fuk. Are these guys Lolo racks rebranded or did they flat out rip Lolo off in the design? I'm not affiliated - just curious as this looks to be blatant cut and paste.
  • 3 0
 Or shuttleracks.ca They're made in Chilliwack and are half the price of the khyber rack.
  • 14 8
 Nice Chinese Recon clone
  • 3 6
 Yup
  • 4 0
 Maybe its better not to think of the price as one rack but 10 POC helmets or a full set of Rapha rainwear.
  • 11 0
 Or 20 sheet of plywood?
  • 2 1
 This looks like a nice well designed rack. I am not a fan of the we can't build anything in North America thing. Its bad for our society as it offshores any sort of skilled jobs. Its very popular because it allows you to avoid the commitment of capital to a long term project, the need to maintain expertise and skilled workforce, and of course depreciation of capital assets that actually making something in North America requires.
I bought a NSR, its noticeably rusty, but it works really well, is simple and very solid, and has been reliable for a lot of years. I could see someone wanting something that looks sharper and stainless and aluminum would. I agree it would be very hard to buy nothing manufactured in China, but I certainly try to buy stuff made in Canada (or North America) when I reasonably can.
  • 5 1
 CNC parts for a bike rack? For f*cks sake, make a simple weldment!
  • 4 0
 I can see this on a 4x4 Sprinter.
  • 7 5
 Kinda hilarious to hear that Khyber Pass is a place in BC when the Khyber Pass is much more well-known as being in Pakistan: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khyber_Pass
  • 10 0
 But the rack is named after the pass in BC, not Pakistan. So, less hilarious?
  • 1 0
 @bishopsmike: First thing it reminded me of was racefaces's Khyber pads..
  • 1 0
 I found it also hilarious ! Silk Road FTW !

@bishopsmike for someone who has never been to Whistler (and a bit of a history buff) it is funny as hell. I may be weird.
  • 2 1
 @bishopsmike: But the place in BC is named after the place in Pakistan...
  • 3 2
 For the discerning guy with an overlanding setup and a $15k S-Works e-bike that sees as more time with the water hose and soap than dirt.

It's all about the lifestyle image, brah.
  • 2 0
 i’m not seeing any kind of system to take up the slack from fitting into the hitch receiver. without that, this rack will wobble all over the place.
  • 3 0
 They ship them with a u bolt receiver clamp to snug it down in the hitch.
  • 3 3
 Lol hype it up with all this metal and aluminum grade talk and to withstand this that
It could be yours for a premium $2400 plus another 250 to US

Oh yah made in China.
haha nice try.

Tired of a new MTB company coming out every other week trying to take advantage of the boom and get their slice of the pie.
I'll just take a VelociRAX for 7 bikes and 900 bucks thank you much
  • 1 1
 Yeah and stainless steel does actually rust in corrosive environment, and especially Chinese stainless steel!! So good luck of the rust proof and lifetime warranty
  • 3 0
 Half the price.. make locally...

shuttlerack.ca/product/shuttlerack-4
  • 9 6
 I've seen better welds at walmart.
  • 3 0
 Lol those prices and made in China?
  • 1 0
 Just so we're all on the same page - 1/4" (.25") equals 6.35mm.
That custom 8mm extrusion is 1.65mm thicker wall.

And what needs laser annealing???
  • 4 0
 Your math checks out. The custom extrusion is indeed 26% thicker.

Laser annealing is for laser marking on stainless steel.
  • 1 3
 Lol... Yeah 1.65, and 26% --- same story! More marketing crap for Kyber
  • 1 0
 As long as there are 4 or five Thule, Yakima Rocky mount racks consistently available on PB classifieds I dont see dirt bag mtb ers snapping these up.
  • 12 0
 These aren't for dirtbag mountain bikers. They're for the dads of those kids from the Whistler Opening Day bike check
  • 1 0
 @VtVolk: true, but man those are eyewatering prices.
  • 1 0
 You two are unfamiliar with CDN Real Estate I see. Prices only ever go to Moon. 0% Interest Rates, Gübermint will backstop all homeowner losses, HELOC Loans never need to be repaid. No Capital Gains on Primary Residence. Why work for a living when ones home can make 6figures in a calendar year? Non-stop Party!
  • 2 0
 If it would be made in Canada, I'd understand the price, but made in china for the cost of a f*cking used UTE???
  • 3 1
 Anyone have the new Recon with all the straps? Seems like a step backwards...
  • 1 1
 I have the old style, but on rough sections the bikes do bounce a bit more than I like though no bungees have ever come undone. I started using a strap from the pedal to the rear wheel bar like the new design uses, and they don't move at all. Still only takes a few seconds to load/unload and gives me more peace of mind on long highway stretches or rough offroading.
  • 1 0
 Love the all metal build. But seeing as we have other racks on market with same materials I can’t figure out how they came up with the pricing?
  • 3 0
 Which other racks?
  • 2 0
 Does anyone know about Shuttlerack?? I just got one and its been great. Made in Chilliwack BC
  • 1 0
 Very nice but also more expensive than a North shore rack
  • 3 0
 When’s the 80% off Groupon available?
  • 2 1
 Ya'll should check out LOLO racks. Half the price, made in the USA (Portland, Or) and a unique design that works really well esp for campers and vans
  • 1 0
 Shingleback have been making these locally in Australia for years and they are friggin’ awesome! Catch up Canada. shinglebackoffroad.com.au
  • 2 0
 Those don't look like AL and Stainless. Steel vertical racks have been made here in NA for a very long time. Catch up Gavind
  • 2 0
 British readers will appreciate the rhyming slang meaning here.
  • 3 1
 There's nothing better than a great rack
  • 1 0
 I just want a stand like that for my NSR to keep my rack and bikes all together in the garage
  • 2 0
 The rack police diss Velocirax, but their garage stand is actually pretty slick
  • 1 0
 You have so many different metal types touching. What prevents galvanic corrosion?
  • 5 5
 Just came to see how stupidly overpriced it was. Not let down for sure.

North shore rack/kuat flat racks still the best. Plebs
  • 2 0
 So much more expensive than a made in Canada north shore rack....pass
  • 1 0
 Looks like something MTB YUM YUM would push along side his coco joy..... Bungee straps on a 2400.00 rack ?????
  • 5 3
 @ReconRacks, the original, and made in Bellingham (USA).
  • 1 0
 Where's the built in bike lock? 6 bikes x $5k = $30k on the back of you car.
  • 1 0
 Australian made one of the pretty good vertical bike rack, check out single trail bike rack.

www.single-trail.com
  • 3 1
 Looks like a recon
  • 1 0
 tripping out with those prices Good luck.
  • 2 0
 Nice van
  • 1 0
 Ya, no.
  • 3 4
 Lmao. You can’t keep ripping off north shore and charging more. Lola or Lolol racks are the same thing
  • 3 4
 Get a Recon Rack. Made in USA and is the original pivoting rack. And better design
  • 1 0
 Love my alta racks
  • 1 0
 Lmao those prices lol
  • 4 5
 File under Product Launch Failures.
  • 3 5
 The real issue is the owner team of an engineer and designer don't want to or can't pay CDN/NA welding/fab rates.
  • 1 0
 delete
  • 7 1
 @gonecoastal
We've been turned down for quote requests by 3 fab shops in Canada this week alone. At least they replied; most do not.
Please PM if you have any qualified leads for fabrication in Canada.
  • 2 5
 This press release is a joke? Any benefits of having this over competitors ?
  • 5 7
 Buy a Recon Rack...
  • 1 4
 That looks complicated
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