This project is only possible with the help of the MTB community and contributions to the Kickstarter program. The 130k pledge goal is necessary to cover manufacturing, custom tooling, duty fees, international shipping and campaign fees. If you pledge to the Kickstarter, you get access to early bird pricing at $238 for the single rack, $397 for the double, $566 for the triple, and $735 for the quad. With 25 days to go on the Kickstarter, its now or never on this sweet rack.
A final word from the designer:
“This project is going to require expensive tooling (about $36,000), daily factory communication and overseas shipping (about $6,000). In addition there is factory prototype checking and production refinement through Skype, email and travel. With these challenges come the need for volume and capital. As an action sports product designer and developer for over 25 years, I am well aware of the expense and risk involved in these areas. Also the time required to build tooling, validate the quality of the product and run production are very real to my daily life in my job. As my reputation is important to me, I hold high value on function and durability, followed by design and aesthetics. The look of this product is pretty sweet in the back of your truck, and the function will make you smile every time you load up for ride!”
Check out RIDE88.COM and go see the Kickstarter campaign for more info.
What do you guys think about this system? Would you use one in your truck?