T - Rack
T - Rack
The T Rack is back for a final limited run!
In creating the final batch of Racks, I was hit with a hefty Tax on the 4130 steel tubing used for the construction of the T Rack. Turns out it was a direct repercussion of the president’s Imported Steel Tariffs. This was the first time I’d felt the effects of this unfortunate presidency so directly and it was a wake up call. On my end, this is a minor event, however for so many folks in this country, the effects of this presidency are life changing.
RatKing Frames is a one man shop. Its just me, Smith Levi. I have been apprehensive about allowing my personal beliefs to carry over into the business in the past, however I now believe that its important to be transparent and direct about the ethos of the brand. RatKing Frames is inclusive to all, no matter your class, color, culture, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, (non)religious or political ideology. However, I often find myself overwhelmed with the inequality in our country; Ive felt unable to be a part of the change until I realized I have a platform of generous, and thoughtful supporters.
With this batch of extra racks Ill be donating 25% of all sales to the Center for Reproductive Rights.
"We’re fighting the Trump administration's attacks on reproductive rights, taking states like Texas and Louisiana to court to defeat barriers to abortion care, and demanding that governments around the world respect reproductive rights as fundamental human rights.
President Trump has vowed to nominate Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe—and with the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, he has presumably made good on his promise. We may now face the greatest risk to the future of reproductive rights in the United States."
- Center for Reproductive Rights
Now is not the time to remain complacent, this is an opportunity to participate.
If you'd like to contribute more to the CRR, feel free to get in touch with me directly or reach out to a local organization that can benefit from your support!
These racks were going to be powdercoated Pink to throw it back to the first bike I ever built, but Ive given the option for black as well. The Racks will remain unpainted until all of the orders are filled and at that time Ill have the racks painted. For this reason racks will likely ship out by the third week in September.
Long legs measure 15" from center of bolt hole to underside of rack bed:
This version is optimized as a saddle bag support so it sits a little higher above the tire. It is also best suited for large tire formats with lower bolt mounting positions.
Short Legs measure 13.5" from center of bolt hole to underside of rack bed:
This version is best suited for smaller wheel formats / tire sizes as well as dropouts with high bolt mounting positions (e.g. Salsa Alternator, Tumbleweed, most slider dropouts)
If you are unsure what size to get, take a quick measurement from the center of your mounting eyelet to the visual top of your tire and give yourself some mud clearance!