Innovation bike carrier solution
Now you, as a bike lover and owner of an electric or hybrid car, can still do what you love. Due to a lack of power, overload of the battery pack or exceeding the CO2 emission standards, most environment-friendly are unable to tow a horizontal load, but a vertical load is a whole different story. Given that, we developed a version of the detachable towbar that is intended for carrying, the bike carrier solution.
Ease of use
The bike carrier solution is very easy to use. When locking the diagonal detachable carrying solution in place, you stick the ball in the sleeve in a horizontal line. Next, gently push the ball down until it locks itself in place. You only need tow actions to unlock the ball again. First, use your hand to push the dial towards the ball, then use your thumb to smoothly turn it downwards to unlock the ball. You can then take it off. User-friendliness is increased by the turn direction of the dial. The dial turns downward, meaning your hand turns away from the bumper of the car when operating it. This ensures there is more room for your hand between the bumper and the dial, in order to effortlessly unlock the system.
The dial on the ball of the diagonal and vertical detachable bike carrier solution both have an ergonomic design. The dial, called SmartTurnTM, is comfortable to use as your fingers, hand, wrist and arm are in a natural position when taking hold of the dial. Because of this, you can ensure an optimal power transmission with a minimal exertion of force when unlocking the bike carrier solution. Unlocking the ball of the detachable bike carrier solution is a quick and easy affair. This dial has arrows that show the two consecutive actions needed for unlocking the system.
The bike carrier solution offers optimal security. In order to ensure that you really only use it for carrying a bike carrier, we attached a safety mechanism on the ball of the bike carrier solution. The horizontal pin anchored through the ball probibits the use of a trailer or a caravan. This pin ensures that no towed object can be connected to the ball of the bike carrier solution. The ball is sitting stably in the sleeve, ensuring it can never come loose after locking. The dial has been designed in such a way that the rotation direction is opposite to the driving direction of the car. Even in unusual situations, it is still impossible for the ball of the bike carrier solution to slip loose while driving.
Unlocking the ball of the detachable bike carrier solution is a quick and easy affair. As you lock the ball you can hear a clear click, thanks to ErgoclickTM. This confirms that the ball has been properly locked in place.
It is very easy to see if the ball of the detachable bike carrier solution is locked. The dial has a built-in colour indication consisting of colour codes. Green means a successful lock. Red indicates a new attempt is required.