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Kuat Rüfee Roof Rack Now Available

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First spotted at Interbike last year, Kuat’s entry into the roof rack market is now available. Called the Rüfee, the lockable roof rack works with 9, 15, and 20mm fork dropouts for total compatibility right out of the box without the need of additional adapters. The Rüfee retails for $209 and is shipping now.

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flier
flier
9 years ago

Uhm…..Kuat….uh…. You might want to rethink the name on this. Unless you want your product to be confused with a date rape drug.

skiahh
skiahh
9 years ago

Well, not TOTAL compatibility. For the growing number of Lefty users, it doesn’t sound compatible.

edge
edge
9 years ago

they could have done with just the last 30 sec of the video.

Riley
Riley
9 years ago

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Eyal
Eyal
9 years ago

No seriously, Riley, the name is very unfortunate. The Umlaut doesn’t make it any cooler.

Dude on a bike
Dude on a bike
9 years ago

Agreed with flier, terrible name. How about they just add an “O” at the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um8mMa5w41A

Robo
Robo
9 years ago

yeah, stricktly from an “I gtta sell this to anyone and everyone” standpoint, the name is a bit…unfortunate…

….still lovin my NV!!

Robo
Robo
9 years ago

…that’s also some unfortunate spelling on my part.

whaaa???
whaaa???
9 years ago

And date rape is cool…how? At least this saves me the time that might have been spent researching the rack.

Ajax
Ajax
9 years ago

Product good. Name bad.

I like the convenience that you have ability to use any wheel, thru-axle or not, without the need for an adaptor. So, good going Kuat. However, you guys need to listen to others. The name of this rack is a really poor choice. I would consider getting another rack of equal value and price if it came down to it because that name is so bad.

whaaa???
whaaa???
9 years ago

So…you can laugh with your bros in the car that your bike rack is called a “Rufee?” Seriously? Not-so-subtle shot of the dude in the video opening a beer in the last frame? I must be not getting something…oh yeah, this rack.

whaaa???
whaaa???
9 years ago

Agree w/you Ajax…I would spend more money on a lower quality rack just b/x of the name 🙂

harro
harro
9 years ago

I’ll wait for the Rapee

The Guy
The Guy
9 years ago

I will wait for Thule to come out with something that works.

Mindless
Mindless
9 years ago

I will just get another 1Up USA one.

kyle
kyle
9 years ago

i for one think the product looks great! well done kuat!

Kyle G
9 years ago

I’d buy one for the name alone.

JimmyZ
JimmyZ
9 years ago

some nicknames must only have been chosen and repeated because they sound so stupid. “roofies” is a nickname for rohypnol. believe it or not, people take rohypnol willingly and with full fore knowledge of what it is, and don’t end up getting raped.
I hope that Kuat invents a version of this rack designed to be installed on a hatchback, and that they name it the “Donkey Punch”.

Jimbrowski
Jimbrowski
9 years ago

Best comments on any thread on BikeRumor.com hands down…

Gross
Gross
9 years ago

serious fail on the name. I don’t care if the rack poops golden eggs i’m not putting anything named after a date rape drug on my car. That’d be about as classy as the d* bags who put “the shocker” sticker on their car.

Rich
Rich
9 years ago

Geez people, it’s not roofie.

Robbo
9 years ago

Oh. Come. On. Really? People are actually wasting brain cells associating the two? Honestly, comment sections should be banned, if only to save the rest of us from becoming stupider after having read them. Two on order – awesome international shipping rates, btw.

Kark
Kark
9 years ago

My first thought on reading the headline was: Really? did they somehow miss the unfortunate association on the name? if so, then that is one seriously stupid blunder. But, even worse, if the name association was intentional then… [deleted] that’s awful.. in any case that’s unacceptable.

Robo
Robo
9 years ago

@Robbo, try selling one to a suburban house wife with 3 little kids in tow

DaleC
DaleC
9 years ago

Robbo – thank you

The Guy – Thule has been building rook racks for , what, 20 years. If they don’t already have one that “works”, why would you keep waiting?

RE: the name – if it is anything like my NV (the most awesome rack I have ever owned), the name won’t appear anywhere on it.

Jimbrowski – couldn’t agree more

DaleC
DaleC
9 years ago

Kuat customer service is awesome and the quality of their products, especially the NV, are unmatched.

jw
jw
9 years ago

doesn’t matter what they call it because their products aren’t made so well in the first place. Their approach is like this: if they were tasked with reinventing the wheel, they’d make it octagonal with lots of little unnecessary parts just to be different. Never mind that a single strip of wood already did the job better. They’d paint some of the parts a fun color to distract you though and name it something silly.

junk

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