Revo-Rack is a completely new type of MX5 RF Luggage Rack that eliminates the risk of paint damage, caused by steel clamps or straps on the boot lid edge.
Revo-Rack was developed for the Miata/MX5 ND & RF as the panel gaps are only 2-3mm there is no room for a traditional luggage rack clamp on the boot edge.
It's possible to operate the roof on the RF with the Revo-Rack fitted ,with the hoop at the rear of the Boot lid. This model of Revo-Rack is designed for the RF with a small rear lip spoiler and features an additional mounting point for the vacuum cups on the cross rail reducing the depth the rack needs on the boot 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 : It is the only luggage rack for sale globally tested to this level.
Why a Revo-Rack MX5 RF Luggage Rack ?
No clamps on the fragile boot lid edge
No paint damage
Roof can be operated with rack fitted
Due to the 2-3mm panel gap on the MX5 RF between the boot lid and rear wing its really too small for a traditional clamp to fit, without damage occuring
Revo-Racks load carrying capacity has been rated at 20kg / 45Ibs
Not immediately obvious how to release the rack from the boot lid - Impossible to pull off, therefore theft is difficult.
If you do stop for a prolonged period and are concerned about your luggage we suggest you remove the rack and luggage and place it inside your car, a 30 second task.
Supplied with 2 straps for luggage and storage bag
The Rack Frame :
This luggage rack is manufactured from 1"/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 / 3.6lb. 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 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. "