Spoke Magazine

It's all about me (and freeload)

Posted by Caleb Smith on Thursday March 24 2011

For a story in an upcoming issue of Spoke Tim Armstrong (the Freeload rack designer), Allister Worrall (the GT and SRAM distributor) and few others headed into the Kaimanawas to see how Freeload racks performed on technical backcountry singletrack. I can tell you that the results were very positive which basically means that wherever you can ride a bike without luggage you can ride with. Anyhow, after shooting Adam Lovell riding this 29″ drop (it was the size of my wheel) I thought I may as well get Adam to shoot a pic of me. Freeload liked it, so much so that they printed it six foot tall (almost life size; I’m 6ft 4) and took it to Taipei.

…If you look close in the pic you can see some pretty rad looking new decks for the racks, you won’t be able to buy them though, it was just Freeload’s manufacturer showing off what they could do. I want some though!

Not available at a store new you. No you won't be able to buy the green racks, but they look cool.

Now black I can dig. But again, you can't buy them. Yet (nudge nudge Tim). But you can buy the new flat platform (it fits panniers a little better).

Again these colours are not available... yet. But fingers crossed. They will match your Seal Line bags.

  • Johno

    ABD Gloves…Booyah

  • Adam

    So hot right now Caleb…perhaps you could use it in the next issue of Spoke…

    Just to be clear to the folks at home I wasn’t riding a 29′r, don’t want you to get the idea I’d gone all queer or anything.

  • http://parkjouha.blog.me/ Parkjouha

    Colorfull decks are look so gooooooooood!
    If available, I would like to get colorful deck on my bike.
    My freeload racks’ photos are as following.
    http://parkjouha.blog.me/130129530716
    http://parkjouha.blog.me/130130043147