The trouble with hike-a-bike sections is that you actually have to hike your bike alongside you, making tricky traverses all the trickier. And forget about stairs and rock faces where there’s little more than a cable to grab onto. The PeakRider solves that by hanging your bike from your hydration pack, letting you go hands free to hold onto the terrain.
The product is the brainchild of 28-year old Marvin Kiesel, a mountain biker from the rugged and steep Allgäu region in South Germany. After having to dismantle his bike to summit too many times, and not seeing anything coming from the industry, he decided to make a solution himself.
The PeakRider works by slotting into your pack’s central pocket, poking through the middle (hose) hole on top. It’s adjustable in height, so it collapses completely into the pack while riding. The leather pocket straps to your downtube, fitting most any frame. Just rest it over the pole and your bike hangs securely behind you, swiveling as needed to work around obstacles.
Check it out on Kickstarter here. You can still snag one for an early bird deal, but the best of them has already been claimed as they’re more than 2/3 of the way to being fully funded as of this post.