We design our products in North Carolina.
We manufacture our custom parts in the USA.
Our North Carolina fabricators source steel from US steelmakers.
We assemble and ship from North Carolina.
Our vision is that if you have a bicycle on the back of your car everywhere you go, you will always have the option to pop it off and ride around town.
HOW utake WAS BORN
Utake was born from a decade spent riding my bicycle as everyday transportation.
Our family lived in Venice Beach and riding a bicycle was basic survival in all that California traffic.
I RODE MY BICYCLE EVERYWHERE!
It was like a dream.
We moved back to NC
& the dream felt lost!
It became impossible for me to pretend that my bike was my primary mode of transportation.
So I went shopping for a bicycle rack for my car. If I could secure my bike to the back of my car with a minimalist rack, then I could take my bicycle everywhere.
But… looking at racks… nothing resonated… EVERYTHING LOOKED THE SAME!
My dream rack simply did not exist.
Everything looked the same!
Living in a city apartment I needed…
- Something light
- Easy to store
But most importantly…
I wanted something that looked good on my car so…
…I designed my own rack.
Now you can have one too.
Buy your own utake bicycle rack now — it is amazing!