Küat Innovations Introduced to Australia
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 15 March 2012
Queensland based importer, Blue Globe Alliance has announced that they have added the brand, Küat to their range. Küat Innovations from Missouri in the United States specialise in car bike racks and bike transportation equiptment.
The Küat Bike Rack, The NV will be available (July 2012) and is the top of the range tow-bar fitted bike rack which carries two bikes and a load of up to 55 kilograms (there is an add-on available to increase this to four bikes). Visually The NV is a looker, the design team have also put a lot of thought into making it somewhat of a swiss army knife with features including a ratchet for front and rear wheels (no tools needed), a hitch lock as well as integrated cable lock to secure the bikes against thieves, a provisional work stand for maintenance ‘on the road’ plus it also tilts to allow bikes to be more easily loaded and unloaded. The unit can be folded down so that it is comparatively compact for easy storage when not in use.
The importer says “The main advantages is the fact that comes standard with built-in lock for added security and bike work stand for fine tuning before a ride or post ride clean up. It can accommodate standard as well as 29″ wheels (even kids bikes with an adaptor).”
An accessory from Küat, the Bottle Lock will also be in stock – a 1.5 meter (8mm braided cable) lock in the form of a water bottle that makes it convenient to take your lock with you. A small compartment in the bottle can hold small items and the Küat Bottle Locks are expected to be available in Australia at the end of March.
The NV bike carrier will retail for $549 and you can pre-order with Blue Globe Alliance and ask them for your nearest dealer. As an added incentive, buyers will get a 10% discount if they pre-order and be the first in Australia to have one. Blue Globe Alliance carry Van Nicholas, Schindelhauer, Spinergy Wheels and Hawk Bottom Brackets. Specs for the Bottle Lock and The NV bike rack are online: Küat Innovations