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A Pry Bar And Bolt Cutter Resistant Bike Rack Keeps Your Rig With You

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The SCS Magnum is a bike rack that promises to be pry bar and bolt cutter resistant. Brainchild of Neil Johnson, he has been selling prototype racks in local bike shops around his home in Spokane, WA.

Based on the idea of a simple hitch rack that holds the top tube of the bike, the Magnum features a secure locking bar to wrap back around the bikes and keep them where you left them. This bar is said to be more resistant to theft than standard locking cables typical on hitch racks.

Currently featured on IndieGoGo, Johnson wants to raise money to get the new design into production. The Bonelocker is the prototype mostly shown, and the quality construction made locally to Spokane will carry through to the Magnum production version. Check out the details after the jump…

SCS-Racks-Drawing

The top tube trays that hold the bikes integrate a seat tube stabilizer to keep the bikes from swaying, and each tray is independently adjustable to keep the bikes away from the exhaust pipe and each other.

While this type of rack is typically considered rudimentary since the major manufacturers use similar designs for their entry-level racks, SCS says its the most versatile since it can easily transport a wide range of bikes including all types of adult bikes, children’s bikes and even beach cruisers. They say the aluminum support arm is even strong enough to carry electric bikes.

FEATURES – 

  • Weighs only 19 pounds
  • Two, three or four-bike carrier
  • Three velcro tie downs per bike
  • Designed to fit all 1 ¼ inch or 2 inch receivers
  • Carrying capacity of up to 130 pounds
  • Locking receiver pin and lock included (keyed alike)
  • Locking bar stows inside aluminum support arm when not in use 
  • All aluminum support arm in anodized burnt orange with a clear coat finish
  • Cold rolled steel locking bar plated in zinc for durability and corrosion resistance
  • Stainless steel fasteners

SCS-Rack-in-use

Early bird prices on the support campaign are $275 for a 2 bike, $300 for a 3 bike and $325 for a 4 bike, and final retail prices will be $75, $79 and $85 more than that respectively. Check out the campaign on IndieGoGo to pick one up.

www.scsrack.com

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zoso
zoso
8 years ago

Did that guy with the kyphotic posture and gray hair really just say “We’re gonna hook you up”?

wheelz
wheelz
8 years ago

Looks very promising. The simple design looks effective and will keep the cost down.

Jeremy
Jeremy
8 years ago

It is nice to know that the frame will be harder to steal, but these days that is only part of the equation. All it takes is an allen wrench to loosen two small bolts and then someone is able to walk away with my $300+ XTR cranks. Thieves know the value of bikes and parts. In my town they are tracking people and breaking into their homes at night to take bikes while people sleep. In the bike rack situation, I figure it is even easier to simply go around and if the frame is hard to get then just focus on a few of the high-dollar parts.

mudrock
mudrock
8 years ago

Good idea, with great versatility built in, but the “aluminum support arm” could be hacksawed.

pfs
pfs
8 years ago

Most hardtail and full suspension frames use compact geometry these days. I don’t see them fitting well on this system. Also, how is this the first locking system? My thule rack locks, my yakima rack locks. And if I were going to steal this rack I would skip the solid steel bar and head straight for the extension out of the hitch. I bet my sawzal could eat through that in seconds.

dave
dave
8 years ago

20 years too late, how many bikes have a level top tube these days?

Ripnshread
Ripnshread
8 years ago

I see this having the same problem as most U-locks in that freezing the protrusion where the lock goes on and smashing that weak area (it has a hole in it) will render it useless pretty quickly and quietly. I think most of us know that if someone wants to steal our bike bad enough, it doesn’t matter how much security we use, they are probably going to get it. That said, the best security is easy to use (so we will use it), and this looks to fit that bill.

onion
onion
8 years ago

Without a hinge, doesn’t that render the tailgate / rear hatch unusable with the rack installed? It also looks like there isn’t enough clearance to remove and stow the locking bar as shown.

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