Thursday, December 28, 2006


Gear racks by MTN Tech Fab and CFR

There is a forecasted 2 feet of snow on the way and as the flakes begin to fly I take time today to prepare the backcountry taxi. We are now equipped with a snowboard rack from Cheetah Factory Racing (CFR). I normally ride with my board on my pack without too much problem. Of coarse there is the occasional jolt from the snowboard hitting a tree while I’m in narrow forest. I’ve never been plucked, but I could see the potential.

I got my rack from Mountain Tech Fabrications. I had to use a “spacer kit” to mount the brackets to my stock RX-1 mountain. With the 1 inch rubber spacers the rack is mounted off the tunnel, this gave the board clearance from the exhaust pipes. The spacers act as risers when mounted horizontally on the back of the sled. The one inch here gives the board a slight nose forward position on the sled. This helps keep the snowboard out of the way while hill climbing or deep POW, and stable on bumps or crashes (trying to avoid these).

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

You might want to check this out.
MTN Tech Fab
is a rider owned and rider operated company. We are backcountry snowboarders, skiers and snowmobilers at heart. We live, work and play out of the beautiful state of Colorado -- allowing us over a hundred or more days a year in the backcountry. Our products are designed with the backcountry and rider in mind.”


  1. Killer rig. Have fun out there. Lots of POW! Where does MTN Tech Fab sell these babies?


  2. Hey Jon,
    Thanks for checking out my Blog.
    MTN Tech Fab is located right here in CO. They are online at

    Have fun in the new freshies, I'm looking at about 30 inches here this morning. I'll need to dig out today to get ready for the second wave tonight! I'm expecting another couple feet into sunday morning.

  3. Sounds like you are in winter paradise. I saw a picture of you riding with your board on your back. I think it was in the 140hp sled posting. I wondered whether you had ever wandered too close a tree.... Glad to hear it's never happened. And now, it never will:)