While the biking world may have gone a little fat bike crazy lately, bike rack manufacturers have struggled to keep up. The comically large tires require special considerations for transport unless you want to see them bouncing down the highway in your rear view mirror. Having just introduced their low profile upright bike rack at the start of this year, Rocky Mounts is offering a very simple kit that makes the BrassKnuckles fattie compatible.
Created to fit any cross bar, the BrassKnuckles gained attention for its low profile design which ultimately should provide better aerodynamics when not used to transport a bike. The tray and single sided arm design was designed to fit as many bikes as possible – though fat bikes didn’t make the cut thanks to their unique proportions.
To remedy the situation Rocky Mounts has introduced the $20 fat bike adapter that is installed in seconds. Basically consisting of two extension straps and a wider wheel chock, the chock simply pops out by squeezing the two sides together. Pop in the wider fat bike chock and you’re ready to go. Switching back to the standard cradle is just as easy. The two strap extensions snap onto the existing straps and allow the rack to secure the biggest fat bike treads.
To satisfy your color cravings Rocky Mounts is offering their racks in a number of colors, though the BrassKnuckles will only be available in black, white, and red for $199. BrassKnuckle racks will be available any day now, while the fat bike adapters should be available around October 2014.