Küat continues to establish itself as the leader in rack innovation and development with the release of the all-new PistonTM Pro X, hitch-mounted bike rack. The new rack boasts taillights, Genuine Kashima Coat and OneTap hydro-pneumatic tire arms, along with numerous other features.
According to Küat, the main objective of the PistonTM Pro X was to ensure ease of use, while still making a rack that can withstand the burliest of roads. Hence the FastFit tool free tire chocks that can slide with one hand (fits wheels sizes 18”-29” up to 5” tires and up to a 53” wheelbase without adapters or tools) combined with aluminum construction and a solid steel hitch holding bikes up to 67 lbs per tray, while genuine Kashima Coat, supplied via an exclusive contract with Miyaki Co., coats the hydro-pneumatic dual tire arms.
For long-term durability, the hydro-pneumatic tire arms release completely on their own with OneTap technology and ratchet down making no contact with the bike frame, keeping the bikes secure, but preventing unwanted scratches, while IGUS bushings used on key pivots, custom formulated Tiger Powder coating, stainless steel hardware, and automotive grade 750-hour salt spray on steel hardware all contribute to a bomb-proof rack.
Safety and security was also a major concern when designing the PistonTM Pro X, which features integrated LED taillights and a semi-integrated cable lock, while the magnetic, quick connect plug cable ensures vehicle taillights are duplicated and braking and turn signals are communicated clearly. Also, the 2mm thick semi-integrated cable lock will fit around numerous bikes, while a rubber cable coating keeps the cable from scratching bike frames.
“By far our most ambitious project,” says Küat president and co-founder Luke Kuschmeader. “We wanted to challenge what a bike rack can do and offer a rack like nothing else in the market. The PistonTM Pro X is the premier product in every category from safety, security, durability, details, and aesthetics.”
The PistonTM Pro X also offers a Flatlock hitch cam with a lockable install feature keeping your rack secure and wobble free, along with a QuickConnect modular design that allows for the addition of a one or two-bike add-on with bike carrying capacity ranging from two, three, to four bikes.
Küat also offers an optional e-bike ramp for easy loading and unloading of heavier e-bikes and tiered trays that add ground clearance and options, making it easier to load and unload no matter which position the bike is in on the rack, while a foot or hand actuated pivot on the two bike version and a clever end pull handle on the add-ons makes lowering the rack up or down, with the add-on, less of a stretch.
The PistonTM Pro X will be available in the spring of 2022, along with several paired down models coming in fall of 2022 starting at $989.
As with any Küat rack, the Piston Pro X is covered with Küat’s No Worries Warranty and backed by the best customer service in the industry.
For more information visit https://www.kuat.com/piston.html
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