Mazda MX5 / Miata RF Luggage Rack : Revo-Rack Black ( No Antenna / No Spoiler model )
Revo-Rack is a completely new type of MX5 Luggage Rack that eliminates the risk of paint damage, caused by steel clamps or straps on the boot lid edge.
Revo-Rack was developed here in the UK for the MX5 ND & RF as the panel gaps are only 2-3mm there is no room for a traditional luggage rack clamp on the boot lid edge.
With the Revo-Rack luggage rack no metal touches your MX5 only soft rubber vacuum cups these use the pressure of the atmosphere to secure the rack to your Mazda's. Its possible to operate the roof on the RF with the rack fitted ,with the hoop at the rear of the deck lid.
Revo-Rack has been independently tested by TUV Italy part of the global TUV testing and certification business. The rack went through speed, braking and force tests, to ISO 11154:2006 the international standard for car roof bars and the European Directive for general safety 2002/95/CE. Revo-Rack passed all these tests : Its the only luggage rack for sale globally that has been tested to this level.
PLEASE NOTE : IF YOUR RF HAS A LIP SPOILER ON THE BOOT LID ORDER THE SPECIFIC SPOILER MODEL. THIS RACK WON'T FIT.
Why a Revo-Rack Luggage Rack ?
No clamps on the fragile aluminium boot lid edge.
No paint damage
Roof can be operated with rack fitted
Due to the 2-3mm panel gap on the RF between the boot lid and rear winf its really too small for a traditional clamp to fit, without damage.
Revo-Racks load carrying capacity has been rated at 20kg / 45Ibs by TUV Italy
Not immediately obvious how to release the rack from the boot lid - Impossible to pull off, therefore theft is difficult.
Supplied with 2 straps for luggage and storage bag
The Rack Frame :
This luggage rack is manufactured from 25mm 6063-T5 tubing this is an aluminium and magnesium alloy ( it will never rust ) As a result the rack frame weighs only 1.672kg The cross bars are machine welded in place to ensure consistency, the rack is powder coated black. The rack measures 90x42cm
The Supports :
The rack is secured to your RF's boot lid using three 120mm vacuum cups, rated by the manufacturer as capable of holding an 18kg/40lb load each. These are very different to suction cups.
Vacuum cups employ the force of atmospheric pressure to grip a surface: When a vacuum exists between the cup and the surface on which it is attached, the weight of Earth's atmosphere holds the cup in place with incredible force. Unlike suction cups that produce a vacuum as they pull away from the surface, Revo-Racks vacuum cups use a hand-actuated pump to efficiently remove air from between the rubber pad and the attaching surface thus creating a much more reliable hold. Because the full face of the pad is brought into contact with the surface, distortion is reduced, allowing the cup to be used with very little risk of damage.
The Revo-Racks vacuum cup's pump feature a plunger with a red line, which serves as a vacuum indicator. Introduced in the1960's, this safety device is still recognized as one of the most reliable warning systems available. A few strokes of the plunger evacuate the vacuum pad, causing it to seal securely to the attaching surface. When the cup is attached completely, the plunger stops moving and the red line is hidden within the pump. A visible red line indicates if air has leaked back into the pad, making vacuum insufficient to use the cup. However, if the red line becomes visible while the cup is in use, a check valve allows the user to re pump the cup without losing the remaining vacuum.
Whats in the box ?
3 vacuum cups
2 x luggage straps
Large black storage bag for rack frame
Small black storage bag for vacuum cups
Read Mathew's review of the Revo-Rack on his camping road trip here
"Huge shoutout to the people across the pond at Revo-Rack. They didn’t pay me or anything to endorse them, but the rack is honestly the best possible solution for adding storage capacity to the world’s favorite roadster. It left no marks and I am sure it would work well on other vehicles too. At around $300 the rack seemed expensive at first, but it worked flawlessly and even kept all that camping gear rock steady into triple digit speeds at one point. Plus it’s something that I’ll continue to use in the future. "