Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tikit 2 Pannier Front Rack Update

Update: the prototype 2 pannier front rack is in the mail and I should have it early next week. I'll post pictures and my initial impressions as soon as possible.

Speaking of racks. Bike Friday is working on a 2 pannier front rack for me which should be ready in the not too distant future. I'm optimistic it will be another great improvement to what I can do on my Tikit - with a few caveats:

  • I'm pretty sure that the rack should not have any impact on folding the large size Tikit I have. It isn't clear yet what will happen with the smaller frames.
  • Bike Friday isn't making any promises about this product until they see how the prototype works. As I said I'm optimistic, but you never know until you have a rack on your bike how it will perform. So price and availability are uncertain at this point.
  • I think a 2 sided rack for the Tikit would be very useful so I'll do my best to make it happen. If a rack like this is a critical factor in your decision to buy a Tikit I'd let Bike Friday know - They are very customer focused will respond to input they are getting.


Murk said...

Hmm... from where I'm sitting they don't seem tremendously customer focussed. I sent in a request for a quote some three weeks ago, heard nothing so followed it up. Was asked to resend, so did, heard nothing.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

Vik said...

That's no good. They are usually quite good about staying on top of customer inquiries.

Were you dealing with the main office in the US or is there a UK distributor???