Yes, it’s true. Prototyping is now officially underway. Some photos are below.
The RazerLift journey has been long and winding, with many unexpected bumps in the road, but I am extremely thrilled to say we are so close to launching the product it hurts. Customers and upfitters have begun ordering Beta prototypes to be tested over the next few months. Once the product has been proven; game … Read More
One question I get asked a lot is the impact of the RazerLift on the fuel economy of the vehicle. A recent study claims that roof racks can add an astonishing 25% to your fuel consumption, even if they don’t have any cargo on them at all. Naturally, many people are curious about how well … Read More
We built two alpha prototypes of the RazerLift. One was mounted on my vehicle and the second remained at Tangent’s shop. After reading the article about the RazerLift at Driving.ca, a local Calgarian and his son contacted me. They were planning a road trip across much of North America and they wondered if they might … Read More
A question I often get asked is about the wind noise generated by the RazerLift. We have some initial feedback on that very question, particularly by two recent incidents.
Most of the people I talk to about the RazerLift have one of two reactions. Many people can intuitively see the benefits, and acknowledge that the RazerLift would make life a lot better, but “it’s not for me.” The other group tends to immediately see the personal benefits and they want to get in line. … Read More
Since the prototype was mounted on my vehicle a few weeks back I’ve been really swamped. Lots of people have wanted to see it and we’ve done lots of testing and tweaking. This will be a fairly short summary of some of what’s gone on, just to bring interested readers up to speed. First, the … Read More
It’s here. The RazerLift is now operational on my vehicle. See video below. That’s my 11-year-old son operating it. He’s tall for his age, but it still gives you an idea of just how easily accessible the cargo will be. Whatever cargo you want on there; bikes, ladders, kayaks, skis / snowboards. The list goes … Read More
The Alpha prototype of the RazerLift officially does stuff! See video below… Now the disclaimers. The electronics haven’t been hooked up properly yet, so it needs to be operated “manually” for the time being, though I am told that will change in the coming days. Furthermore, one part has been discovered to be undersized, so some … Read More
The old adage of “90% finished, 50% left to go” seems to apply. As the photo below shows, the test bench prototype is nearly complete, mechanically. Some of the other photos at Instagram show the internal gears in the motor / gear housing and other details. It’s interesting watching it come together. While it’s obvious that several … Read More