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Architecture, design, and nature effortlessly come together in Portland, OR, based Ruphus’ line of bicycle rear racks.
Architecture, design, and natural beauty effortlessly come together in the Portland, OR, based Ruphus line of minimalist bicycle rear racks. Matt Raphael and Heath Korvola met at the University of Oregon as product design team members who created the Campus Mini Velo commuter bike that won the student competition at the Oregon Manifest and an IDEA Student Gold Medal. They have teamed up again to bring a unique line of products intended to exhibit the warmth that wood brings to our modern lives.
Using Leed-certified sustainable bamboo, locally-sourced walnut, and urban salvaged wood as their base, the team at Ruphus has created two unique rear racks that are sleek, minimal, and will turn your bike into a rolling art piece.
The simplicity of the Slim rear rack is seen in the innovative use of the bicycle’s frame space. Attached to the seat stays, the Slim is designed specifically for use with a Kryptonite Keeper 12LS lock that fits into the rack and creates a rear rack platform that can be used to attach a six-pack of one of Portland’s famous hoppy brews. Designed around road bike frames with flat top tubes, the Slim is available in three sizes based on seat stay angles. Available in bamboo, maple, or walnut.
Bowie is another unique solution for for those that have had to choose between fenders or a rear rack due to a bike having just one mount. Bowie curves around your rear wheel, a central beam acts as a fender and two outer beams provide a based that items can be strapped to. Available in maple or walnut.