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Yakima’s New HangTight 4 and 6 Vertical Bike Rack

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Yakima’s New HangTight 4 and 6 Vertical Bike Rack

Inspired by North Shore, Lolo, and other racks made in house, the Yakima HangTight system is a mass-produced option with greater distribution. The new HangTight 4 and HangTight 6 are designed to store your bikes vertically for transport, making it easier to carry more bikes in less space, straight off the back of your car equipped with a 2″ receiver hitch. These racks are slated for an 11/15/21 release on Yakima.com and select retailers.

Specs:
-Transports up to 6 flat bar Bikes or 4 drop bar bikes using minimal space​
-Securely supports most road, mountain, kids, and cruiser bikes by the handlebar
-Fully padded cradles protect your handlebars, including carbon bars
-Rotating rear wheel cup fits a wide range of wheelbases up to 50″
-Accommodates bikes up to 37.5 lbs. each
-Holds 20″-29″ tires up to 5″ wide
-Add your own bike lock to the integrated lock loop for greater bike security
-Foot-operated tilt mechanism makes it easy to access the rear of the vehicle
-Dual cradle retention stabilizes and protects bikes from one another.
-HitchLock included
-Built-in bottle opener—cheers!
-Fits 2″ hitch receivers only
-NOT compatible with the Yakima BackSwing and StraightShot
-Not compatible with aero handlebars, clip-on aero bars, or handlebars larger than 35mm in diameter
-Transport dual-crown fork bikes with the HangTight DH Cradle accessories (sold Seperatly)

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Bikes Vs Cars

“Bikes vs Cars is a documentary about the bicycle and what an amazing tool for change it can be. It highlights a growing conflict in city planning between the bicycle, which supports a diverse city with a human scale, and the car, which engenders urban sprawl and reliance on fossil fuels.

From Copenhagen to Los Angeles via Sao Paulo, director Fredrik Gertten explores the ongoing efforts of bicycle activists, who are fighting for their right to ride on city streets against the combined forces of multi-billion dollar auto, oil, and construction lobbies, who are determined to keep our cities car dependent. BIKES vs CARS is a crie de coeur that will have audiences reaching for their bikes instead of their car keys. ”

Check out more at Bikes vs Cars‘ website and see where it’s playing.

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Insult to Injury: Volvo’s LifePaint

Products and videos like this are always bitter sweet. How about drivers just pay attention on the road, rather than try to make cyclists look like Tron rejects to catch their attention. Although I will say the paint itself looks interesting…

Northside Wheelers and Shifter Bikes Open House

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Northside Wheelers and Shifter Bikes Open House

I fucking love Melbourne. It’s without a doubt, the best city in the world. The people, the bikes, the food. Everything about it is exceptional. Today was the open house at Northside Wheelers and Shifter Bikes. It was great to see old faces and new.

Tomorrow, we leave for a two day, 200 mile, 25,000′ ride over the dividing range on cross bikes, aka an Australian ass-whoopin’, so let these photos get you through the weekend!

Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery!

Australia

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Australia

Australia’s a wonderful place, filled with amazing people. This Recent Roll is compiled from various left-overs accumulated while I was Down Under. It’s mostly city shots and photos of vintage cars. Click the photo above to launch the Gallery, or click here to open in a new tab.