Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) April 22, 2012
ORS Racks Direct, a leading retailer and distributor of vehicle gear and equipment transport solutions throughout the United States, and Yakima Racks, a world recognized brand and manufacturer of premium vehicle rack systems and accessories, announce their latest partnership to deliver, market and sell the all-new DoubleDown Ace series of trailer hitch mount bike racks. Based on the original, classic series of DoubleDown models, the latest generation 'Ace' delivers significant enhancements, including hitch lock for theft prevention, SpeedKnob mechanism for quickly installing the carrier on any 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch hitches, and a silver powder-coat finish for remarkable design styling. The three models currently available are the 8002452 Yakima Double Down Ace 5, 8002451 Yakima Double Down Ace 4 and the 8002450 Yakima Double Down Ace 2 hitch bike racks.
"There is no doubt the trailer hitch mount bicycle carrier market is the hottest growth category in the vehicle gear and equipment transport solutions industry. More difficult to determine is the cause and effect for such explosive growth.", remarks Catherine Case, ORS Racks Direct Consumer Relations and Sales Coordinator, "Is it due to general consumer interest in bicycling and easy loading bicycle transport options? Or are the new innovations and advancements built into the products responsible for the rapidly expanding sales in the hitch bike racks category? What we do know, however, is that the Yakima DoubleDown Ace hitch bike rack series delivers the answers our customers are looking for in quality, durability, ease of use, and affordability."
The 8002452 Yakima DoubleDown Ace 5 bike hitch rack ( http://www.orsracksdirect.com/yakima-doubledown-ace-5-hitch-bike-rack.html ), features five bicycle transport capacity and fits both 2" and 1.25" trailer hitch receivers. This is a unique feature in the 5 bike hitch rack category, as virtually all other models from competitors are compatible with 2 inch trailer hitches only. The Yakima Double Down Ace 5 includes best-in-class, proprietary SwingBlade cradles and anti-sway cages that work together to deliver unsurpassed protective cushioning, stability and elimination of bike to bike contact or possible swinging of the bicycles into the back of the car.
The 8002451 Yakima DoubleDown Ace 4 bike hitch rack ( http://www.orsracksdirect.com/yakima-doubledown-ace-4-hitch-bike-rack.html ), also fits both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. Offers four bicycle transport capacity, the most popular choice in rear mount carriers and ideal when bringing along all the bikes for a family of four. The included hitch lock security mechanism is an excellent, value-added component that provides security and peace of mind that the carrier can't be removed when left unattended. The hitch lock is included with all Ace models. Not included, but recommended for additional security, is the Yakima ArmLock bike cable lock. This optional accessory locks all the bikes to the carrier.
The 8002450 Yakima DoubleDown Ace 2 bike hitch rack ( http://www.orsracksdirect.com/yakima-doubledown-ace-2-hitch-bike-rack.html ), delivers two bicycle capacity and includes all the same premium features found on the other Double Down Ace models. The proprietary SpeedKnob dial enables the carrier to mount quickly to any 2" or 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver without the use of any additional tools. The legendary TriggerFinger lever is also incorporated into the carrier, enabling the bike cradle arms to fold down when not needed. The entire hitch rack mast also tilts down and out of the way for convenient access to the back of the car. All 'Ace' models include the SpeedKnob and TriggerFinger components, as well as tilt-down capability.
About ORS Racks Direct
ORS Racks Direct is a closely held enterprise focusing on complete sales and service of car and truck rack systems. Representing the industry's most respected manufacturers, including Yakima Racks and Whispbar, Thule Racks, SportRack, Trac Rac, Malone, Inno, Rocky Mounts and Saris, the company provides high quality car and pickup truck rack, cargo box, ski-snowboard rack, kayak-canoe rack, surfboard-stand up paddleboard rack and bike rack solutions. Additional divisions include luggage by Thule and child carriers by Chariot and Croozer. The company has been offering consumer sales for over three decades to the U.S. market through multi-channel outlets that include store front, phone sales and internet. The complete line of current Yakima hitch bike racks is available for review: