MBB Surfboard Racks
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.
Front Head Tube Mounting
Every bike has a head tube, and it’s one of the strongest places on the frame. So we mounted our tubes there. We include hardware to fit a wide range of head tube sizes and frame configurations. The clamp is based on single U bolt with two nuts that tighten the assembly down and lock everything in place. Rubber covers protect your frame from the metal components of the rack.
If your bike has a raised head badge we recommend removing it to provide a smooth clamping surface up front. If you have a brake line down the front of your head tube (older style cantilever brakes) you may need to upgrade that brake to the newer style V-brake or a disk brake.
Rear Rack or Rear Seat Post Mounting
The rear Longboard rack is designed to mount either to the rear seat post or to your favorite rear bike rack (just about any rear rack will work fine). If you have a big long board, the rear rack is a nice option. The Seat Post mounting option includes a set screw that allows the clamp to be locked in to prevent the rack from twisting, particularly nice on chrome plated steel cruiser seat posts that are hard to clamp to.
Rack Materials: Anodized Aluminum tubes with Stainless Steel hardware throughout, premium materials for coastal environments! Foam padding on the tubes prevent damage to your board.
Shortboard Rack Double Seatpost Mounting
Your shortboard will fit snugly in this rack so you don’t have to worry about holding your board while biking or parking once you get to the beach!
Check out this video about the shortboard rack!
The Shortboard Rack uses the same seatpost clamp as the Longboard Rack, but uses a unique “twin tube” clamp to secure a second mounted tube. This simple yet versatile design allows you to mount both tubes to your seat post, perfect for shortboards!
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
Check out this video and see how easy it is to install your shortboard rack.
This is a quick video to show you how to install your MBB Moped Rack. MBB Moped Racks features our patent pending quick release bars, so you aren’t stuck with the bars on your bike when you don’t need them. The split bar design allows for the bars to be mounted apart, making them super stable with longboards in addition to shortboards.
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.
See the Facebook feed for pictures and more details on use with SUPs or watch our SUP video.
The best longboard rack on the market featuring tool free quick release vars and super stable frame mounting
The best shortboard specific rack on the market featuring tool free quick release bars and quick and easy seatpost mounting.
Currently out of stock.
MBB Moped Racks take the same quick release bar technology and adapt it for mounting to your Moped. The mounts are designed to adapt to a wide range of common tubular moped racks. We recommend them for us with shortboards when the bars are mounted close together, or they can handle longboards if the bars are spread out (such as on a Honda Ruckus). The racks have been evaluated for speeds up to 30mph.
MBB Surfboard Rack Instructions