Our SUP Bar sets are larger versions of the cradles on our standard bicycle and surfboard moped racks. Cradle interior width increases from 3.8″ to a full 6″ to handle thicker SUP boards including inflatable SUPs. May also be useful for carrying two lighter boards or other thicker objects. See the instruction sheet for a detailed comparison of dimensions.
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, and will 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