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New Zealand based product design company aeroe recently launched their latest innovation to the biking world and the world has taken note.

Their latest product, the patented spider rear rack, was recently named a finalist for best bike accessory in the world at the prestigious world leading EuroBike awards based in Germany in September. 

Twelve years on since the aeroe team designed the innovative freeload rack which was since acquired by Swedish company Thule in 2012, aeroe have leveraged off their experience in the industry and created their most innovative and exciting range of bike accessories to date. The products were designed by Pat Maguire in 2019 who sadly passed away shortly after. His sons Mike and Paddy Maguire (pictured) have been commercialising and bringing the product range to market since then. The products are now in bike shops in six countries and are sold worldwide through their website The products are also available in all good bike shops in New Zealand, including Torpedo 7 stores. 

Aeroe’s latest offering is a simple and secure way to carry any bag or tent on any type of bike including e-bikes. The quick release rack can be quickly mounted to the seat stays of just about any type of bike from full suspension mountain bikes to gravel and commuter bikes and e-bikes (including bikes without inbuilt eyelets). Users can then quickly take it on or off – or swap between bikes as required. The rack comes with one cradle which has in-built straps that holds the dry bag or tent in place. Additional cradles can then be added to the sides of the rack depending on how much gear you need to take.

‘’Our latest innovation was designed in response to seeing the shift in what people were wanting to carry on their bike for the day – or for multi day trips such as the Heaphy Track, Old Ghost Road or the Timber Trail here in New Zealand and to cater for the different types of modern bikes people were now using for these trips. People are looking for simple ways to carry waterproof dry bags or their favorite tent, on their bike in an easy way. 

We feel we have achieved this with our aeroe spider rear rack system, and the word is starting to spread among cyclists around the world which is great to see, to be recognized for this on the world stage by being named as a finalist for best bike accessory in the world at the biggest biking event in the world is incredibly satisfying for us,” say Mike and Paddy.

‘’We have had great support here in New Zealand, by the likes of NZTE, our investors and mentors, as well as local bike shops such as Burkes Cycles in Wellington and Cycle World in Dunedin to name a few. Being in Torpedo 7 throughout the country has also been great to help with becoming a well-known brand here in NZ as we focus on growing  in USA, Canada, Australia and Germany as out next key markets.‘’

Retailers who are interested in stocking aeroe products can contact aeroe via the email [email protected] or the details below. Consumers interested in viewing or purchasing product with free shipping worldwide can do so via

Glenn Baker

Glenn is a professional writer/editor with 50-plus years’ experience across radio, television and magazine publishing.


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