IB13: Jet Black Race Rack Keeps Team Bikes at the Ready, Packs Down Tight
Jet Black is an Australian brand that offers a range of bits for you and your bike, the highlight of which has been their trainers. We have one of the new models in on review now and will report on those soon. The big news for Interbike was their renewed push into the states in the hands of former Nite Rider marketing man Mike Ely.
The latest goodie he showed off was the new Race Rack, a heavy duty but highly portable bike rack that’s perfect for teams, shops and demo fleets. Retail is $249 and it’ll hold up to 330 pounds. You can fit about six road bikes on it, and about four mountain bikes easily (you could wiggle more in there). Among the standout features are that it’s about 4″ taller than similar models to make it easier to wheel tall bikes underneath it, particularly when there are already several bikes on it.
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It’s a snap-in-place assembly design with hooks on either end for backpacks, helmets, etc. Set up takes all of two minutes.
Perhaps the best part is how small it packs down. Included foam cradles hold the poles, then the whole assembly fits in a durable carrying sack.
The new Jetbox straps around the top tube and headtube/steerer spacers and uses a magnetic flap closure for quick, effortless access to gels or whatever while riding.