Regulation is a key driver for towbar design. In Europe, ECE 55 defines most aspects of towbar design; from the height of the ball in respect of the ground, to the durability testing of the assembly. It runs to 72 pages. In America they have SAE J684, which has similar aims but a lighter approach. […]
Carbon bike’s offer lower weight, and sales are expected to grow by 27% per annum. Most carbon bike manufacturer’s explicitly prohibit clamping of the frame. They also do not recommend fork mounting either. https://auxtail.com/about/carbon-clamping/ By gripping only the front tyre, there is no chance of carbon crush. Also saves the paint finish and avoids the […]
About Auxtail Started in 2016 and based in Milton Keynes: Current rear accessories require a towbar which is expensive, obtrusive and limited, in terms of load carrying. Auxtail have developed a cheaper, discrete and stronger rear fitting than a tradional towbar. Current cycle racks include frame clamps that are prohibited by most carbon bike manufacturer’s […]
Bikes have are loaded with some extra weights to take to 25Kg each, and then we passed the bump. This is not so scientific, but we did take to Millbrook proving ground and checked lots of different road surfaces at a variety of speeds, so you can feel safe.
Feeling proud today. 1st time we have managed to load 2 bikes to our carrier. The pre-production rack is working well and just some final tuning required before production can start. Expect first deliveries early next month.