Quick release cycle rack an award finalist

An image showing the Aeroe Spider Rear Rack in use. PHOTO: JASON FITZGIBBON
An image showing the Aeroe Spider Rear Rack in use. PHOTO: JASON FITZGIBBON
The patented Spider Rear Rack developed by Aeroe — a company with its roots in Dunedin — has been named a finalist for best bike accessory in the world at the EuroBike awards in Germany in September.

The quick release rack, which was a secure way to carry any bag or tent, could be mounted to the seat stays of just about any type of bike.

Users could then quickly put it on or take it off, or swap between bikes as required. It came with a cradle that held the bag or tent in place and additional cradles could be added to the sides of the rack, depending on how much gear was being transported.

Aeroe managing director Mike Maguire, of Dunedin, and his Wellington-based brother Paddy, who is global marketing lead, said it was ‘‘incredibly satisfying’’ to be recognised ‘‘on the world stage’’ at what was the biggest biking event in the world.

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