The Piston X is the king of bike racks for Küat Racks designed by Luke Kuschmeader, Aaron Houston, Austin Harrill, Jordan Bowels, Jon Graif of Kuat Innovations.
When the design team started creating The Piston X, they took their design successes, and failures, and set out to improve on all of them. The Warehouse Shelves
They knew they wanted one hand, one tap pneumatic operation with zero contact on the bike frame, LED taillights and simple, tool-free adjustable tire chock slides for all bikes sizes and tires.
Finally, they wanted all of this made with the most durable materials and coatings.
The Piston X was awarded a 2021 Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The Piston X has an all-aluminium construction with a steel hitch.
It’s burly and designed to stay that way.
The all-metal construction and ten-year no fade Tiger powder coat, means it will look great for the long haul.
The Piston X even has dual Kashima-coated pneumatic ratchet arms.
The exclusive partnership with Kashima, brings the most advanced coating on the planet where you need it.
One simple tap and the pneumatic arms open wide, then you just ratchet them in to fit on your bike tire perfectly—no contact with the frame.
Beautiful and amazingly durable, it makes bells and whistles jealous.
LED taillights with magnetic quick-connect plug-in cable make sure your beautiful ride doesn’t block the taillights on your rig.
Attaching the rack is super simple with a magnetic plug that fits right into your trailer light connection.
Whether you are rolling on smallish wheels or beefy tires, you won’t need any adapters or tools to make them fit.
Just squeeze and slide to adjust the arms to hold 20”-29” tires up to 5” wide up to a 53” wheelbase.
It even features a flatlock hitch cam with lockable, tamper-resistant install tool.
No more wondering where you put that tool you need to make your rack wobble-free; it’s right where you need it when you need it, held in place magnetically.
Plus, you can lock it up for added security.
The hitch lock keeps the rack secured so no one can slide it out when you are not looking, and the semi-integrated 12mm cable lock makes sure your bike stays locked up tight while looking tight.
When you have more than two bikes, quickly add one or two additional riders with the Quick Connect one-bike or two-bike add-on.
The modular design makes attaching the additional trays super simple and the end pull handle makes pivoting the rack up or down convenient.
Easily load and unload heavier cruisers and e-bikes with the optional e-bike ramp and save the grunt work for the ride.
Lastly, there is no need to take off the front bikes to get to the back one.
The Piston X makes selective bike unloading a simple option.
Project: The Piston X Designers: Luke Kuschmeader, Aaron Houston, Austin Harrill, Jordan Bowels, Jon Graif, Kuat Innovations Manufacturer: Küat Racks
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