Are you feeling the hangover blues? No, we’re not talking about the morning after a wild night out. We’re talking about the headache that comes from using some of the bike racks on the market today.
Word on the street was that Yakima had licensed out the tech or patent for their racks from North Shore Bike Racks in Canada (update: that’s not the case, according to Yakima). And while these new racks continue the tradition of carrying suspension fork bikes, the way they’re suspended is causing some serious problems.
You see, the bikes hang from the fork, putting all the weight on the stanchion. It’s like a mixed drink that looks innocent but packs a punch. That’s why they call it the Hang Over. But trust us, you won’t be feeling good if your bike gets destroyed by this style of hanging.
Whether you’re using the Hang Over 4 or the Hang Over 6, there’s soft padding to protect the fork’s finish. But what about the fork itself? And let’s not forget about the stem on the bike.
Alta’s vertical bike rack is expertly engineered and designed to protect your bike from every angle. With no contact to the frame and fully adjustable for handlebar clearance, you won’t have to worry about any scratches or damages. Unlike traditional racks, the bikes don’t hang; instead, they lean against the rack with horizontal positive force on the rear tire, which relieves the weight from the front hub.
We know that the road can be unpredictable, so we’ve thought of every detail to make sure your bike is safe and secure. Our rack has a rise to handle dips in the road and rough terrain, and an offset to clear tailgates, SUVs, and van doors. Plus, we’ve designed our rack to accommodate a variety of bikes, from road bikes to kid bikes to beach cruisers. You won’t have to worry about any Hang Overs with any of these bikes!
Speaking of Hang Over, let’s talk about the Yakima rack. The mast angles that they claim can actually exacerbate the vertical and gravitational forces on the bike even further, which could result in damage to your bike. Plus, without even trying the rack, there may be issues with certain vehicles. Basket designs may seem like a good idea, but they’re notoriously difficult to build and mass-manufacture. At Alta, we’re confident that our innovative design will stand the test of time and that other companies may try to copy us in the future.
When it comes to protecting your bike, don’t settle for anything less than Alta’s vertical bike rack. Our rack is not only functional and practical but also aesthetically pleasing. It’s the perfect accessory for any bike enthusiast who values quality and safety.