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RockyMounts Delivers Universal TomaHawk Roof Racks
Investment in engineering and design pays off with first in new line of innovative solutions for cyclists and retailers
BOULDER, Colo. – Jan. 27, 2016 – RockyMounts announces that the new TomaHawk roof rack designed for virtually any size and type of bike is now shipping to dealers. Able to carry bikes upright ranging from 20″ kids models to fat bikes with 5″ wide tires, the rack is the first launch in a line of new products from the rack-maker’s bolstered engineering and design team.
“During the last several years, RockyMounts Founder Bobby Noyes and I have made a big investment in product development, and the Tomahawk is our first launch of several different products for 2016,” said RockyMounts President Bruno Maier. “We expect it to be one of the most popular racks on the market. Retailers will appreciate stocking a rack with universal bike and roof crossbar compatibility, and their customers will love the price and ease of use.”
The TomaHawk shares many of its features with RockyMounts’ BrassKnuckles rack, made available in early 2015, and is designed to serve a broader customer base with a highly competitive MSRP of $159.99 (149.99 EUR).
Subtle differences between the two are the TomaHawk can carry bikes weighing up to 35 pounds (16 kilograms), versus the BrassKnuckles’ carrying capacity of 45 pounds (21 kilograms) and RockyMounts’ proprietary mounting system for quicker installation and removal from the car.
Also, at $199.99 (184.99 EUR) the BrassKnuckles spares no expense with its sleek aerodynamic design, ergonomic handle that gives it its name, and choice of three colors, something that the company is known for. For tires more than 3″ wide, the rack requires the company’s Fattie fat bike adaptor (MSRP: $19.95. 18.99 EUR).
“Upright roof racks are a great choice-especially for today’s smaller cars with limited cargo space,” explains Maier. “To eliminate the bulky hardware that most upright racks leave visible when not in use, we designed the TomaHawk and BrassKnuckles to be the most low profile racks possible. They fold down perfectly flat for the best aerodynamics and they complement the looks of any car.”
North American retailers can order directly from RockyMounts or from a select group of distributors that includes QBP, BTI, Hans Johnsen, Downeast Bicycle Specialists, and J&B Importers. The company’s products are also available in Australia, Korea, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. RockyMounts is actively seeking new international distribution partners and domestic sales representation.
RockyMounts, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado designs innovative, quiet, and fuel-efficient automobile rack systems. Since 1993, RockyMounts has enabled cyclists, mountain bikers, surfers, skiers, snowboarders, and outdoor enthusiasts to “Discover Colorful Adventure” with rock-solid racks, that unlike any other company’s, come in an array of colors. RockyMounts rack systems are available in North America and internationally in Australia, Korea, Puerto Rico, and Philippines through a network of independent bicycle dealers, rack shops, outdoor retailers, and authorized online dealers. For more information, visit www.rockymounts.com.
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