Whispbar Tow ball Bike Carrier
Previously known as the Cykell T2 and T3, a name that is a bit catchier than Whispbar Towball Bike Carrier! Due to the overwhelming success of the Cykell T3 and T2 bike carriers Whispbar (Yakima) acquired the Cykell business. We hope that the dull new name doesn't relegate this bike carrier to the 'just another carrier" category in the minds of customers. Nothing has changed but the name. It is still the bike carrier that gives you the features of more expensive carriers in a stripped down modern package. This means you can have all the convenient features of a more expensive carrier at a lower price. It's not a giveaway, but it represents great value considering what you get.
The carrier comes in two sizes, a two bike and three bike carrier, both include an extra slot that can be attached to add one bike more, so the two bike carrier is really a three bike carrier and the three bike carrier really a four bike carrier. The great thing about this is flexibility, that characteristic which we love to see in carriers and racks. Plus it means that the bulk of the carrier is reduced but it doesn't compromise on practicality or capacity.
The other great thing about this carrier is its ease of use, comparable to the best at a better price. The "just click" system designed originally by Cykell is brilliant. It attaches to the tow ball so easily and has a green colour indicator that appears only when the carrier is locked into place, taking away any guesswork. The bikes also are easy to lock into place with soft grip clamps that won't damage your frame but hold it securely. Both the carrier and each bike carried can be separately locked too. Adding to the versatility is the ability to independently adjust the width of the wheel slots, allowing different sized bikes to be transported easily. It seems like a no brainer but there are plenty of carrier designs out there that don't allow this seemingly basic adjustment.
The load capacity of each bike slot is enough to allow the heaviest of bikes to be transported easily and safely, including e-bikes. In addition to good capacity is the optional ramp, which takes the heavy lifting out of the equation.The Whispbar tow ball carriers also feature a full set of tail lights that can be adjusted for width with ease, like only the highest end rear carriers.
Another higher end carrier feature of this is the foot pedal swing feature, which allows you to swing the loaded carrier out away from the vehicle to access the boot, again a great design feature that one would think would be standard for all.
When it comes time to remove the rack and put it away again the design is brilliant, it folds down to compact size and has tiny wheels that allow you to single handily move it around.The style of this bike carrier is also very nice in its way. It makes me think of the iconic BMW GS motorcycles, utilitarian but stylish and modern. This carrier goes on our highly recommended list and we're excited to add it to our line up.
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