The price wars of racks

The price wars of racks

The price wars of racks, At least that is what they are wanting you to believe. Looks the same on paper, and they are hundreds of dollars less. How could this possibly be not a good deal.That is because quality has a cost, it also has a benefit of longevity and...

General Purpose Rack GPR what does it mean

General Purpose Rack GPR what does it mean

ALTA SIX GPR - Four, five, and six pack I had the honor to work on projects that involved extreme off-road (no trails), and sensitive electronic equipment installed in trucks and SUVs. After the design and the approval process, we spent...

Quick User guide

Quick User guide

Load larger (taller) bikes first and smallest last. The first and last baskets will not have to obey this rule. Use the sliding baskets to adjust if you have handle bar interference. Road bikes will take a larger area due to handle bar shape. Use the rubber strips...

2000 hour test

2000 hour test

We are celebrating our third year in sales. Even a bigger celebration for us is some of our early adopters who were shuttle companies in Moab (Moab Cyclery) and Hurricane Utah (Over the Edge Bike shop, Ride with a buddy shuttles and more). The home to rough riding...

Lift assist or not

Lift assist or not

Multiple flavors of racks are hitting the market, some with features that look cool on paper. These companies try to take your focus away from the important features and mask some deficiencies. Gas piston lift assist is one of them. There is a reason why you don’t see...

8 feet of pride

8 feet of pride

As the “upright revolution” takes over, as Yakima bike racks puts it. We say, welcome to the revolution, we kept a seat warm for you. 20 years late but who is counting. You as a consumer will see many companies offer similar looking products.  Sometimes with a large...

Details, details, details.  Spend the 80 get the 20.

Details, details, details. Spend the 80 get the 20.

In Engineering and management there is a saying. Last 20 percent of the job will cost you 80 percent of your budget the (80/20 rule). That’s time, material, and money. This idea which I can personally attest to, comes from the factor of how well your design worked or...

ALTA Racks annual NICA, and team sale

ALTA Racks annual NICA, and team sale

Our annual NICA, team sale is on for the next two weeks. It ends on Feb 16th 2020. We build the strongest and lightest system on the market today. By applying Engineering, and military design principals we create fail safe systems that are designed to last a life...

frame mount and handle bar carry vibration problems

frame mount and handle bar carry vibration problems

Vibration effect on hard points while carrying the bike, Yakima Hangover, LOLO racks, and other vertical bike racks. In my past life as an aerospace engineer, I got to spend couple of years working with the border patrol folks, and with many other services across the...