INTERBIKE 2009 – Kuat introduced a new universal Trail Doc bicycle workstand that will attach to their racks as well as those from competing brands.Ã‚Â They also introduced a new 27lb two-bike hitch rack called the Sherpa.
The Trail Doc is an $89 accessory that’ll fit into the tubes on most major brands, including Saris, Thule and Yakima.Ã‚Â It clamps your bike on any tube (it rotates 360Ã‚Âº) and make parking lot repairs much easier than trying to lean the bike against something.
Hit ‘more’ for additional photos and specs of this and the Sherpa bike rack…
The trail doc mounts in the center beam of a hitch rack and extends out when the rack is in its vertical (folded up) position.
The Trail Doc mounts to the racks listed above and potentially others depending on the adapters and the diameter of the central tube or beam on your existing rack.Ã‚Â It comes standard on some of Kuat’s racks, too.
The Sherpa follows in Kuat’s tradition of making some seriously lightweight aluminum bike racks.Ã‚Â It weighs just 27lbs and can accommodate two bikes with 20″ to 29″ wheels.Ã‚Â Bike spacing is 13″ apart, which should minimize handlebar / seat wrestling.Ã‚Â It comes with an integrated locking cable and uses Kuat’s no-tool installation system.Ã‚Â Simply insert the rack, twist the hitch cam knob and you’re off.Ã‚Â It comes in white or the “dark titanium” shown here, MSRP is $415.
Both the Trail Doc and Sherpa should be available as of this post’s publish date, though the Trail Doc might be a bit behind schedule.