The U-Tubes started life as a straightforward replacement part for the Hooptie, but we found them so useful we hand to make them their own product.
U-Tubes are stronger and lighter than the RunningBoards (100 grams per side - about the average weight of a hamster). They also have great weather resistance, as they are made out of aluminum letting them shrug off the effects of sun, rain, and muddy boots. Speaking of mud, the twin tubes support feet but let debris or water fall through.
U-Tubes have the same carrying capacity as Wideloaders but sit about 4.5" narrower per side so you can snake through tight spaces, as well as a clipped front corner improving foot clearance. They work great for smaller, dense cargo, like lead-acid batteries (sound bikers take note), bricks, and buckets of paint.
|Materials||6000 series aluminum|
|Weight||1.1 pounds per side|
|Load Limit||60 lbs per side|
|Compatibility||Works with all LT compatible bikes.|
|Not compatible with:||No known incompatibilities.|
The U-Tubes are guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects for one (1) year from the original date of purchase.
Defective products will be repaired or replaced at Xtracycle's discretion. To determine if a warranty claim is valid you may be required to return the product to Xtracycle for inspection. Xtracycle is not responsible for removal, installation or shipping costs. This warranty applies only to the original buyer and is not transferable.
This warranty does not cover damage from use of this product outside of its intended range or that resulting from modification or neglect. It also does not cover wear and tear resulting from the normal use of the product.
We stand behind our products and expect them to serve you well.
If you bought your U-Tubes from one of our dealers, please contact them if you have a warranty question. They are able to get you what you need much faster than we can and it avoids shipping damaged product back and forth which is not great for the environment.
If you bought your U-Tubes from Xtracycle.com and think you have a warranty issue, please email us with as much information as you can. Particularly helpful information includes: Pictures of the issue, any background on how and where you were using the product when you discovered the issue, and proof of purchase.
Thank you for your help in resolving your warranty inquiry as efficiently as possible.