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Straightening Out Your Load with the Backbone of Platforms

If you need to transport gear for your hobbies, work, or adventures, a high-quality backbone for your platform system is essential. A backbone is the”leg set” that a platform attaches to.

With its aerodynamic design and durable construction, the backbone is a critical component for safely transporting your equipment. Choose a backbone that's compatible with your vehicle and the type of equipment you need to carry. Invest in a backbone that will provide a sturdy foundation and reliable performance, no matter what challenges you face on the road.


Different Types of Backbones

Several backbones are available in the Roof Rack and Towbar World, each with unique features and benefits:


Rhino-Rack Backbone

The Rhino-Rack Backbone provides a secure and reliable mounting solution. With its sleek and aerodynamic design, it minimizes wind drag and noise on the road, making your journey smooth and quiet. Constructed from non-corrosive stainless steel, this backbone is strong, durable and able to support heavy equipment. With its secure 2, 3, or 4 bases on each side, you can easily attach the Rhino-Rack Pioneer range for maximum carrying capacity. Custom designed for specific car types, this backbone is the perfect addition to your vehicle's roof rack system.


Yakima RuggedLine Backbone

The Yakima RuggedLine is a premium platform-to-vehicle mounting system designed and tested in Australia. Tested to withstand even the toughest conditions, RuggedLine is made from powder-coated stainless steel for ultimate reliability. Whether you're an adventurer, contractor, or just need to transport gear, the RuggedLine Mounting System is designed to handle it all. With an eye-catching modern design and high-end blackened chrome Yakima badging, this premium platform-to-vehicle mounting system is both functional and stylish. The larger hexagonal cutouts allow for easy access and effortless installation.


Choosing the Right Backbone

When choosing a backbone, there are several factors to consider, such as:

Vehicle Compatibility: Choosing a backbone compatible with your vehicle's make and model is vital. Different vehicles have different roof structures, so it's important to choose a backbone that is specifically designed to fit your vehicle.

Equipment Compatibility: Before choosing a backbone for your roof rack, it's crucial to assess the type of equipment you'll be transporting, such as bicycles, kayaks, or ladders. The backbone serves as the base for a platform, which is necessary to carry your gear. 

Make sure to select a backbone that is specifically designed to support the equipment you'll be carrying, and keep in mind that purchasing a backbone alone will not provide the complete solution, you'll need to also get a compatible platform to fully utilize the backbone's capabilities. Consider your needs carefully to determine if a platform + backbone combo is the best choice for you.

Load Capacity: Make sure to choose a backbone that can support the weight of the equipment you will be carrying. This information can usually be found in the product specifications, so check the maximum load capacity before purchasing.

Material: The material of the backbone is an important factor to consider as it will impact the overall strength and durability of the roof rack system. A backbone made from strong, durable, and non-corrosive materials such as stainless steel will provide reliable and long-lasting support for your equipment.

Mounting System: The type of mounting system used to attach the backbone to your vehicle is also crucial. Choose a backbone with a secure mounting system. For example you can look for a model that utilizes factory gutters or has secure mounting points. This will ensure that your equipment stays safely in place while you are driving.

Aerodynamics: A backbone with an aerodynamic design will help reduce wind drag and noise while driving. This will provide a more comfortable and stable ride, especially when carrying heavy equipment. Consider a backbone that is designed to be as aerodynamic as possible to minimize wind resistance.

Brand Reputation: When choosing a backbone for your platform system, it's important to choose a reputable brand. Choose one with a proven track record of delivering high-quality products. This will ensure that you are getting a backbone that is reliable and well-made. You will also rest up easily knowing the backbone you purchased will stand up to the demands of your equipment and the conditions in which you use it.

Warranty: Finally, consider the warranty offered by the manufacturer. A good warranty will give you peace of mind and protect your investment. It will also ensure that you can get your backbone replaced or repaired if necessary. Choose a backbone from a manufacturer that offers a comprehensive warranty for added protection and confidence in your purchase.


Picking Quality Backbone with Roof Rack and Towbar World

With a good backbone, you can transport your equipment safely and securely. This is essential for the safety of everyone involved, from the driver to the passengers and those around them. A high-quality backbone will ensure that your equipment is secure, with no risk of damage or falling off.

Roof Rack and Towbar World is the best in the business when it comes to supplying you with a high-quality backbone for your roof rack system. From our years of experience and expertise, we know exactly what you need and how to get it. With us, you'll get expert advice, quality products and the best possible price on all your roof rack needs. We have branches in Artarmon and Burwood so you can come see us in person or order online 24/7.

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