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Good Information for the VO UTILITY BARS and RACK

by Igor

Some time again, we posted (on Instagram) a sneaky preview of a brand new handlebar and rack system we have been creating and testing. Dubbed the Utility Riser Bar, Utility Flat Bar, and Utility Rack, it’s a chromoly handlebar and rack system that pairs collectively to create quite a few portaging setups to hold all of your stuff. After many iterations of testing, new butting profiles, and warmth treating, we’re glad to announce the bars have handed MTB testing and they are going to be going into manufacturing!

I am tremendous enthusiastic about these. I’ve loved utilizing the bars and rack using round city, selecting up produce from the farmers market, and selecting up books from the library.

Moreover, for large handlebar bike-packing type baggage, it’s best to be capable of strap them to the rack and be performed! That is particularly helpful for shorter of us the place tire to handlebar clearance could be a problem.

Clint and his pal Enrico lately put them to the ultimate take a look at with a multi-surface tour on Go Hunters by the Colorado mountains. They had been very inventive in mounting gear to each the highest and backside of the platform. There are all types of how you may affix issues to the rack, and we stay up for seeing what you place collectively! Clint might be placing collectively a pair weblog posts quickly about their adventures and setups – keep tuned.

Right here is mostly the way it works:

  • The entrance of the handlebar has threaded inserts right through the handlebar to bolt the rack to the bar.
  • The mounts are spaced for water bottle cages and when you aren’t utilizing the rack, you might put bottles on the entrance of your bar. 
  • The rack has a number of configurations to actually dial in the way you need to match the bag/backpack/lunch bag/no matter you need to strap down. Flip it up or down relying on the load.
  • The rack additionally has an eyelet for a entrance mild in each orientations.

There are two handlebar types referred to as Riser and Flat – you see the utilitarian theme right here? The Riser has, you guessed it, rise and a few upsweep. 

The Flat is, you guessed it, flat. And it may be rotated up or down relying in your clearance and choice. The center U-piece on the Flat Bar has a threaded center gap for cargo cage compatibility.

Actually, in scripting this publish and attempting out totally different setups over the 12 months+ of improvement, “the one limitation is your creativeness”ⓒ. 

We’ll hold you up to date with developments and timelines, however we expect this might be a really cool providing.

In different bulletins, VO HQ might be closed in observance of the Labor Day vacation on Monday September 4th. We’ll re-open and resume delivery orders out on Tuesday the fifth. Have an awesome weekend!



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