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...

ALTA RACKS compared to Recon Racks

ALTA RACKS compared to Recon Racks

ALTA Racks Vs. Recon Racks. After using the basket mount vertical racks, most people quickly identify the ease and convenient of such systems. The racks do not, contact the frame of the bike, it is a tire interface carry system. The upright also helps with keeping...

Ebike racks are coming, the best Ebike rack

Got E-bikes, E bikes are quickly becoming the norm, in Europe majority of bikes sold now are E-bikes. We fully anticipated the need for a more robust rack to handle the additional weight. We have been testing the new system and it has been very successful. We...

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...