If you are looking for a lockable rack and pannier solution for your urban cycling adventures, the Blackburn Design Interlock Rear Rack and Interlock line of bags may be just what you're looking for. And they are now available at Bicycle Garage Indy.
The heart of the system is the Interlock Rack ($119.99). The rack is made from tubular aluminum and is downright beefy, right down to its 45 lb. capacity. It has a wide stance to clear all disc brakes, and has height adjustable legs and stays that allow it to fit over 26”, 27.5/650B, 700c and 29er wheels.
The Interlock rack has a hinged panel that makes up the top platform of the rack. This panel swings up to allow rack trunks or panniers to be connected to the rack, and then swings down and is locked in place with a latch and key mechanism, securing the bags onto the rack. The panel also serves as a partial fender to protect your back when the roads are wet.
The available Interlock bags at Bicycle Garage Indy include the Local Saddle Bag ($64.99) a one piece, double-sided pannier set, the Local Grocery Bag ($44.99 per bag), and the Barrier Universal ($99.99), a waterproof, roll-top, dry-bag pannier. The Barrier Rack Trunk ($109.99) a waterproof rack trunk, and the Local Rack Trunk ($49.99) include both fabric loops for locking to the Interlock rack, and hook & loop straps for mounting on other bike racks.
The Interlock series from Blackburn design is just the latest addition to the high-quality bags and racks from Arkel, Bontrager, Giant, Louis Garneau, Koki and others you can find at Bicycle Garage Indy.
Bicycle Garage Indy has three locations to serve you; Bicycle Garage Indy North (Indianapolis, Dean Road at 82nd St.), Greenwood (just west of I-65 on County Line Rd), and Downtown, in the Indy Bike Hub YMCA at City Market.
- Jay Hardcastle, Marketing Manager for Bicycle Garage indy and BGI Fitness