Gunnison Valley RTA is starting to get requests for bike racks on their buses that fit wider (and taller) bike tires. Does anyone have a solution or a recommendation for a rack that might work for the newer configurations of mountain bikes?
Mike Christenson, Lakewood
RFTA uses the SportWorks Apex3 bike rack. This rack is rated up to 75 lbs per bike tray and can accommodate the weight of most newer e-bikes. That spec was updated recently, after the updated weight rating RFTA removed our e-bike ban on our racks. There is also an option to add trays for fat bike tires, RFTA currently does not offer a fat tire tray on our Apex 3 rack.
Here is the link to the rack RFTA uses, hope this helps.
Apex 3™ | Sportworks — Sportworks
Jonathan Flint, Steamboat Springs
We use the Sportworks Apex 3 and they have fat tire racks. https://www.sportworks.com/products/transit-bike-racks
David Averill, SMART
Sportworks is making racks that have a tray wide enough for a fatbike (5 inch wide) tire now … not sure about the tall part but our customers are at least able to get their tires in the tray securely with the new wider trays.
Alex Hyde-Wright, Boulder County
I don’t have any direct experience with this product, but I believe this may be what you’re looking for.