Named in honor of the dedicated, slope-loving ski patrollers who hit the mountain at sunrise for snow control, Wasatch Powder Monkeys enters the outdoor market with the unveiling of its SmartCrossbar technology, a roof rack crossbar and adaptor system that is 10 to 25 times more aerodynamic than regular cross bars, says the company. Beyond the aerodynamics, SmartCrossbar technology allows the user to quickly remove mounts (ski, bike, boat, box) when not in use, for even greater fuel savings and noise reduction.
Results will vary depending on the vehicle, route, speed and weather conditions, but WPM research shows mileage can drop 20 percent or more with the addition of a cargo box or other roof top mount, allowing users to only have that stuff on the car when they need it. Along with reduced noise, SmartCrossbar Technology is compatible with Thule, Yakima, Inno and Rocky Mounts towers and mounts and clears those low-clearance parking lots.
“Based in Park City, WPM has access to world-class activities like biking, skiing, paddling and camping right out the back door,” says the company. “Having this kind of access is a privilege to be enjoyed and protected. WPM enables both, providing substantial value-add to users and unique functionality. “
WPM’s SmartCrossbar will soon be introduced at Backcountry.com and REI.com, says the company.