IB13: New Colors and Even More Storage Possibilities from Rack Manufacturer Kuat
Over the past few years, Kuat has made a splash in the rack industry with their high quality and well thought out product line. At interbike 2013, they had a several new things and a cool new look to show off.
Their venerable NV and NV Core racks, which we’ve reviewed glowingly in the past, don’t see any major updates this year, but will now be available in stealth black with a touch of chrome. The OG silver and orange color scheme is still available for non Raider fans.
Drop past the break for the fat bike kit and more…
Kuat Trio with fat bike axle kit and extended strap
The Kuat Trio is a roof tray that has a quick and easy 3 axle conversion system. Stock the rack fits a 9mm QR, but pull off the QR axle and the rack accepts 15mm, and by removing the 15 mm hardware and inserting a 20mm axle kit, the rack will also accept the beefiest of forks.
As a small theft deterrent, the rack secures to roof bars via a set of bolts. A cable locking system is tucked neatly in the back of the rack tray. Kuat claims this integrated cable is long enough to wrap around your frame and rear wheel.
You like fat bikes? Kuat now has an extended strap kit to fit oversized tires. The kit also includes a 9mm and 15mm clamping kit for the front fork. MSRP on the Trio is $209.
The Skinny, the half pint version of the full size $490 Vagabond X roof basket, isn’t a new product but we snapped a few pictures anyways because the attached Ritte caught our attention from across the room. Back to the product, the Skinny retails for $390 and has an integrated fairing. It also has integrated cable locks and fits most standard roof bars.
For more, visit Kuat