New cargo tray, roof racks and accessories from Küat - Interbike 2012

Skinny, Rüfee and Link among the new names

Küat was showing off a number of new rack items at this year’s Interbike show, including a cargo tray on a diet and the company’s first foray into roof-mounted bike trays.

Skinny cargo basket

There are times when you need to carry cargo but also want space for bikes or other rooftop toys. At least, that’s what the folks at Küat were thinking when they developed the Skinny, a cargo basket that’s narrower than their full-size Vagabond model. 

The 23in-wide Skinny has a maximum load capacity of 160lb, can carry one bike via a 9mm quick-release mount, and features a three-piece design allowing it to be lengthened or shortened to fit a variety of roof lengths. 

The basket has locking feet, which are designed to fit any factory or aftermarket crossbars. The Skinny will be available this spring and will retail for US$389.

The 9mm skewer on the Skinny rack

New roof trays

Like the cargo basket, Küat’s new Rüfee bike trays are designed to be compatible with all factory and aftermarket crossbars. This fork-mounted carrier is also compatible with forks with 9, 15 and 20mm axles thanks to a smart-looking modular axle system included with each tray. 

As with the company’s rear racks, a coated steel cable housed in the body of the tray provides security. The US$209 Rüfee will be available in orange, silver or black in late spring 2013.

More Dirtbags

These simple, US$17 fork holders – designed to be bolted to a 2x4 or directly to the bed of a truck – are now available in 15mm and 20mm through-axle versions.

Küat now offers its simple dirtbag fork mount in 15mm (pictured) and 20mm through-axle versions: küat now offers its simple dirtbag fork mount in 15mm (pictured) and 20mm through-axle versions

The 15mm version of the Dirtbag fork mount

Burlier Bottle Lock

While innovative, Küat’s Bottle Lock may not provide enough security for all situations. With that in mind, the company has developed the Link, a burlier chain-link version of the Bottle Lock for use in areas where the risk of theft is higher. 

Like the Bottle Lock, the Link is designed to fit in a standard water bottle cage, though in order to house the 27in of chain the bottle is considerably taller, which might not play well with smaller, more compact frames. The US$49 Link will be available in spring 2013.

See how the original Bottle Lock works by watching the video below:

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Josh Patterson

Tech Editor, US
Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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