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- Roof racks
I’ve been a fan of Yakima products for many years, after attending a Yakima trade show quite some time ago and getting a close look at the products and talking to the guys behind them. In their own words “Yakima is the world’s leading brand of car racks, including roof racks, bike...
Do you think that just because you’ve got a small car, it means you can’t have roof racks? This is a common misconception. In fact, there are plenty of roof racks which are suitable for small cars.
Earlier this year we were lucky to be loaned a big Isuzu D-Max for a couple of weeks while we worked on some bike tests and photo shoots on the trails in South-East Queensland. With riders carried in the cab up front, and room for bikes in the tray, the obvious thing that was missing was a way to make sure the bikes were transported safely.
If you're like me, you probably have a couple of roof bars fitted to your vehicle for carrying toys like kayaks or surfboards, but they're pretty useless when it comes to lugging around items that aren't long (or rigid) enough to sit comfortably over the gap between them. This is where dedicated full-length roof racks come in handy, but they can be prohibitively expensive, especially if you only need to use them occasionally.
Landing in Australia for the first time this Summer will be Yakima's new FullBack 3 bike rack (try saying that quickly 8 times in a row!). The beauty of the FullBack 3 is that it can be fitted to practically any shaped car on the market.
Having been a seriously keen off-road camper for years but having recently downsized my vehicle, it was easy to say "yes" when offered the chance to test a piece of equipment offering me more load space.