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IB14: Carry your Chainsaw, or Mount a Trailer with New Products from Old Man Mountain and the Robert Axle Project

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Quite a few people looked at the display above and laughed, poking fun at the idea of ever needing to carry a chainsaw on your bike. Then there were the people who instantly got it – the very same people who usually do the often thankless job of clearing the trails for the rest of us. In addition to clearing trail of downed trees, many of these unsung heroes also like to ride bikes, and when the suspect tree is miles into the trail system, the idea of carrying a chainsaw on your bike begins to make a lot more sense.

For those looking for a effective method of chainsaw transport on the bike, the Old Man Mountain rack is a good option. Anyone that would rather throw their saw in a trailer with their other trail building tools should check out the new axle adapters from the Robert Axle Project next…

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Following the same mantra as their super durable bike racks, the chainsaw mount will be handmade in Santa Barbara, California. Designed with a rigid mount that clamps to a rear rack, different versions will be offered that are custom made to fit select chainsaw bodies. A rigid strap is then passed through the handle of the chainsaw, securing it for trail rated use. We’re assuming some amount of restraint will still be required while riding with it attached, and the chainsaw should certainly be in the off position, you know, unless in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. In that case, mount it to a front rack.

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Chainsaw racks will sell for an estimated $80, and will join OMM’s new mounts for various over sized items. Details were limited on availability and price, but with these mounts plus the chainsaw cradle you could get all your trail building tools to the dig site in a hurry!

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Trailers might not be standard equipment for most mountain bikers, but for those who use them on a regular basis, axle compatibility is key. That’s where the Robert Axle Project comes in. Using their handy online axle selector, or simply searching by intended use, you’ll more than likely find the right model for use with Bob trailers, hitch mounts, yoke mounts, fat bikes, even for use on trainers. Completely made in Bend, Oregon, the axles retail for $54- $65 and are available through Old Man Mountain or from The Robert Axle Project direct.

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MaraudingWalrus
MaraudingWalrus
9 years ago

Yeah but can I mount this on a forward facing rack and trailblaze as I ride?

sascetti
sascetti
9 years ago

The ones that laughed must think that trails are maintained by trail fairies…

bsimon
bsimon
9 years ago

I think I’d rather carry it blade down than blade out. Also, the OMM offering may interfere with the saw guard.

LemondRider
LemondRider
9 years ago

I need a mount for my AK-47 fishing rifle.

anonymous
anonymous
9 years ago

CLEARING THE TRAILS…
OF ZOMBIES

Greg
Greg
9 years ago

Axe

Alan
Alan
9 years ago

At least it’s a Husqvarna…

Samuel J. Greear
9 years ago

This really isn’t the best design for a saw rack. The best designs are fast to get the saw into and out of and eliminate bouncing — the saw will bounce no matter how tight you get bungies around it. The good racks incorporate a scabbard and a bar clamp. Here is an example of a good existing commercial offering: http://timbersled.ca/chainsaw.htm — similar can be done on the cheap with a homemade scabbard and a pair of vice grips.

All of that said, for as much as I have played around with carrying a saw on the bike, I usually end up humping a saw through the woods for 6-10 mile sections and arrange a shuttle out the other end. Some things just end up working out better the old fashioned way, despite the idealism.

sage
sage
9 years ago

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Michael
Michael
9 years ago

Yeah…but does it have a bottle opener?

ssvqwnp
ssvqwnp
9 years ago

Of course it does…

http://youtu.be/KZ-slvv_ZT4

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