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.
Quick Release Bars and Stable Mounting
Our racks are based on our patent pending quick release bars. The splined bar design means that a simple push button is all that is needed to secure the bars to the mounts on your frame. Just push a button to remove when you get home from your surf session. When you are ready to go again, just slide them back in till they click into place.
Stable Mounting in 3 configurations
The racks come in 3 versions: Longboard, Shortboard, and Moped. Choose the one that suits your needs. All racks are manufactured from aluminum and stainless steel to ensure that they won’t rust out on you in coastal environments. Hardware has been designed for maximum versatility to fit just about any bike, and to work with just about any surfboard. If you have question about how the racks might fit on your bike, send us a quick photo, we’re happy to check it out and advise on the best rack for your ride.
Our Longboard Racks mount right to your frame, making them super stable even with longboards and even stand up paddle boards (SUPs) up to about 25 lbs. The racks work great with shortboards too. The front mount is designed to secure right to your bike frame headtube, one of the strongest places on your frame. The rear mount can either be mounted to your seatpost, or a conventional rear cargo rack if you have one (the box comes with hardware to support both options)
Our longboard rack installation video gives you a full run down of the rack features and mounting options, give it a quick watch to see how the racks would fit on your bike!
Our Shortboard Racks offer a lower cost option if your quiver doesn’t have anything over about 7 feet in length. The Shortboard Racks use the same bars as the Longboard Racks, but with a simple 4 bolt clamp on the seatpost that holds both bars. This makes installation quick and easy, and they will fit any bike with a seat post.
Our Shortboard Rack installation video gives you a full run down of the installation procedure for the Shortboard Racks. It’s a short video because these racks are super simple!
Not everyone gets to live a short bike ride from their break. If you have to cover some more ground, or just love zipping around on your moped or scooter, our Moped Racks are for you. We’ve adapted our same quick release bars with some unique mounting hardware specially adapted to work with tubular cargo racks common to moped and scooters.
Our Moped Rack installation video gives you a full run down of the installation procedure for the Moped Racks. We went all out on this one to show the wide range of installation options supported by this hardware. If you still have questions after you watch the video, send us a few pics of your ride and we’ll tell you how we would recommend installing on it –
Using our Racks with SUPs
Our longboard racks are well suited for use with SUPs with the following limitations:
- We recommend the racks for boards up to about 25 lbs. Heavier boards are hard to ride with off the side of the bike, andwill exceed the load capacity of the bars.
- SUPs are wide and you will need clearance under your handlebar. For the most part, this means you can only carry a SUP with a beach cruiser with a high rise set of cruiser bars.
- The standard bar sets have just under 4 inches of clearance for your board. Many SUPs are in the 4-5 inch width range. The good news is that it is relatively easy to bend the lower U shaped portion of the bars open to fit wider SUPs
- If you have an inflatable SUP, it is probably more like 6 inches thick. We offer a set of Replacement Lower Bars for use with Inflatable SUPs
MBB Surfboard Rack Instructions
In addition to the Installation Videos above, you can also check out the printed instructions that come with each of the racks below: