The latest top-end Thule racks have been largely reinvented in response to consumer feedback.
Demonstrating the latest Europower 916 and Loading Ramp 9151 at IceBike, business development manager Neil Sellers told BikeBiz: “From March the latest models will be available to the trade. Of the new product, the Loading Ramp 9151 was designed with the weight of electric bikes in mind and ease of use. The clip on gutter ramp enables the user to load the bikes without the need to lift, meaning no stress.”
Thule’s Europower 916 has been built with boot access at the forefront of its design and can hold two bikes. The model is also the only rack in the range to incorporate a foot-activated tilt device, meaning there’s no need to get below the rack to tilt it away from the car to gain boot access.
Sellers said: “This function of the Europower 916 is particularly useful when used with larger cars where the rack typically blocks the boot space. The wide tilt function securely leans the bikes far from the rear door, providing the user with plenty of room to unload or load the rear of the car.”
The towball-mounted Europower 916 will carry a five-year warranty and is City Crash tested and TUV approved.