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…
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.
- 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
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.