Surfing is so much better when you don’t have to drive to the beach! We were frustrated with the racks on the market, they lacked quick releases on the bars and were wobbly with long boards, and that’s how the MBB Surfboard Rack was born.
Because the racks mount right to your frame, they are super stable even with longboards, but your short board will fit in there just fine too. The rear mount is to your seatpost OR your rear rack, your choice, no special rack required. The splined bars slide into the mounted tubes and are held in place with a simple push button release. Push the button to remove them, slide them in till the button clicks to put them in, that’s all there is to it. No point having to deal with the bars on your bike when you aren’t actually using them.
If you only need to carry shortboards, our shortboard rack uses a double mount on the seatpost for super quick installation. Both racks use the same bars to hold the boards.
We’ve designed to fit the vast majority of bikes out there, but because of the nature of the clamping on the head tube, you should use care in attaching to very lightweight racing bikes and we don’t recommend installing on anything carbon fiber. Tools needed to install: 10mm wrench and a standard allen key set (with 3 and 5mm keys) are all you need to install the rack. We recommend a little grease or anti-seize on the bolt threads, and on certain frames, you may want to trim your U-bolts with a saw after installing. Zip ties may be helpful for cable management to ensure clear rotation of the handlebars on bikes with shift/brake lines.
Rack weight: about 5 lbs depending on your specific configuration. Board size: The Longboard Rack is good for boards up to about 12 feet in length. The bigger limitation is board weight. You should have no issues with boards up to 20 lbs, boards up to 25 lbs can work too if more diligence is taken during installation and with the right combination or bike/rider. The Shortboard Specific Rack is recommended for boards up to about 7-8 feet in length. The tubes are pre-bent with clearance for boards up to about 3.5 inches in thickness, if you board is thicker than that the bars can be bent open a bit to make more room
SUPS: Weight and handlebar clearance are the primary challenges with SUPS. Length is not usually the primary issue: – 20-25 lbs is the recommend weight limit for the racks with SUPs, depending on installation and other details – You need clearance to your handlebar, for wider SUPs this usually means it will only work with a Cruiser Bar – Lighter riders may find it hard to ride with a heavy SUP on one side of the bike as the bike will have to be leaned over further for them to maintain balance.