Made in the USA manufacturing

It is sad to see companies like Black Diamond shutting down manufacturing in Utah. Cost savings, is one thing. However, the cause of departure according to the interview is lack of innovative technology within the State. Even within the country. Lip service is fine,...

U.S. manufacturers welcome tariff increase

See the link at the end of article for full article, Another U.S. manufacturer,  Alta Racks in Utah, said the tariffs "are about more than price fairness." "As an immigrant I know and (have) seen the tyranny that exist in most of the world. It is not a fictional...

The North shore Hang Over

The North shore Hang Over

One can get a Hang Over by using some of these racks these days. The word on the street is that Yakima racks company went to the Canadian friends North Shore bike racks and licensed out their tech, or patent (update, not the case according to Yakima). The tradition of...

Whats the difference in vertical hitch bike racks

Whats the difference in vertical hitch bike racks

As the technology and designs moves forward, the vertical bike racks are becoming more popular. Having four bikes placed horizontally behind a small to medium SUV is problematic and creates major leverage issues. The leverage, and physics tells us, that the approach...

All RACKS are not created equal

All RACKS are not created equal

Carrying bikes on the vehicle, is almost always a after though in the beginning. As the price of the bikes rise, the concern with damage caused by not yourself rises as well. What is the best hitch rack for the money. Consider the over all cost, and the negative...

User assembly and operations of the ALTA RACKS

All RACKS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL What is the insurance that your new bike is not being damaged by your racks worth to you? Do you think about how to store your bikes in your garage, and then you have the damn rack to deal with? Expect more. We have spent the past two...