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SECTOR GUIDE: Car racks

Rack options from Thule, JetBlack, SeaSucker, Pendle and more
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Is your customer complaining about the lack of decent cycling in the locality? Then why not provide them with a few rack options to extend their cycling opportunities? And how about a few kids trailers too, to keep families in the saddle longer…

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Chicken CycleKit - 01525 381347
JetBlack introduced their bike racks to the UK in early 2014 and their newest addition, the Trunk Rack Pro, is a highly compatible, value rack. Chicken Cyclekit’s JetBlack brand manager Jason Smith tells us: “It’s one of the simplest, most compatible, no fuss racks on the market at an unbeatable price”. 

The Trunk Rack Pro uses JetBlack’s patented Easy-Fit-System and fits any type of bicycle and fits saloon cars, estate cars and vans.

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Fisher Outdoor Leisure - 01727 798340
The Talon QR is one of the options available from SeaSucker – a brand that prides itself on producing bike carriers that are easy to install and won’t damage your car. SeaSucker bike racks use incredibly strong vacuum mounts and allow users to temporarily but securely mount their bike to the roof of their car without the hassle of permanently attaching any hardware.

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Madison - www.madisonb2b.co.uk
Thule’s 925 VeloCompact 2-bike towball 7-pin retails at £319.99 and is part of the next generation of compact and lightweight bike carriers for everyday use. The new clamp ‘hangs’ the carrier on the hitch before tightening, allowing easy adjustment of the carrier before closing the clamp to fix it in position. Mounting the bikes is easy via detachable arms and you can get into the boot even when attached.

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Pendle Bike Racks - 01282 699555
Pendle has a comprehensive range of made-in-England car racks and trailers for bike shops to stock. Amongst the wide variety of options are roof racks, strap on racks, tandem racks, 2/3/4 bike tow-bar racks and type approved trailers for six or 12 bikes. There are even heavy-duty versions available for downhill or electric bikes. Find out more via www.pendle-bike.co.uk.

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Moore Large - 01332 274200
Onto kids trailers, and the brand new Patrol kids trailer from Outeredge comes in a Duo and Solo version. The alloy-framed trailer with speedy folding mechanism conforms to EN15918 standards and can be converted to a jogger by adding the wheel kit (sold separately). Other accessories are a removable sunshade and baby shell insert for infants. The single Patrol retails at £369.99 and the Duo at £389.99.

This article was first published in October's BikeBiz. To be sent email reminders of forthcoming features in BikeBiz, email Richard Setters at rsetters@nbmedia.com.

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