Surfboard Bike Rack - Cruise to Your Surf Spot [Choose Color] (Black)
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This is a big one and requires storage space when not in use, but it opens up lots of possibilities for taking your surfboards (and more) to the beach. Please remember it is your responsibility to inspect and confirm that the goods are in perfect condition before signing.
The arms easily come off and on, which is great if you’re tight on space or simply don’t want the rack on your bike 24/7. And it should make a minimal impact on your biking experience – the less it affects your mobility and visibility, the better. Rear-mounted surfboard racks leave both sides free but may blow you from side to side when the wind is stronger. I made her a garden chair from deck wood (anniversary, B-day and Xmas pressies combined), a truly great chair. The quick removal of the tubes allows them to be removed in a few seconds without having to disassemble the entire system.Whether you can carry a longboard that's more than 9ft depends on your bicycle (do you ride a twitchy bike or a sturdy cruiser?
The rack is made of powder-coated steel for durability and features two adjustable arms for securing different sizes of bikes. Read on to see more details and some other styles of racks, including motorcycle/scooter style racks. They have been designed to fit the vast majority of bicycles on the market, from beach cruisers to full-suspension mountain bikes.
To ensure light weight and durability, high-quality surfboard racks are made of light and sturdy aluminium. That’s why with our 2 year warranty (starting from the date of purchase) we will replace any defective item that does not live up to our standards of quality and unbeatable value. The rack I had was some no-name brand, but it’s mostly the same as the Ho Stevie moto rack without included bungees. I’ve heard of some people biking with one hand and carrying a short surfboard with the other, but this is clearly only sustainable for easy rides and isn’t nearly as fun (or safe)! She seems to have success using it without any bungee cords, but Santa Cruz is flat with well paved streets and paths, so it is the best case scenario.
The Carver The Mini Rack is the original surfboard bike rack designed to provide a safe, secure side ride for your surfboard. Get this rack if you want a strong, nimble, and reliable caddy to bring your shortboard safely to the waves and back. The tradeoff is that they seem a little more involved to set up and are a bit more expensive, but this all depends on your situation! I hadn’t yet secured the bungee cords in this picture, but that is a necessary step, as I’ve had boards begin to fall out before. So I’d advise to make it quick release, by either by not gluing the first joint or horizontal pipe that goes into the cut frame T, or, as I did, retrofit: Sawed the horizontals, glued a sleeve to the rack side, drilled thru and put a split pin/wingnut on the frame side.If it’s windy in your area or you want to carry more than one board at a time, these surfboard trailers could be better.
Fortunately, there will always be surfboard bike racks so that you can quickly move from your house to the beach without wasting money and polluting the atmosphere. Even though you can carry very large boards with longboard racks, you do have to beware of wind and quick changes in road incline and little valleys (like gutter crossings) where the front or back of your board could potentially touch the ground and get dinged (only a concern for longer boards).
Many of them you see are shortboard racks adequate for boards 8 feet or less (can carry bigger if you ride carefully and watch out for wind), but if you want a rack that can carry both shortboards and longboards, go for one of the longboard racks that has 2 separate arms like the MBB top pick. After examining everything available on the market, we’ve found these surfboard bike racks to be the best of the lot. The rack is simple to install and because it's constructed in sections can be taken to pieces for quick and easy storage when not in use. These are good for boards less than 8 feet or so, but you can definitely get longer boards on these as long as you aren’t on a bumpy road and ride carefully.