By Simon Whiten
Leveret Productions launches RoofScope
One of our contributors has an embarrassing tale to tell; therefore he shall remain nameless. Having finished 3rd in his race he collected up his girlfirend’s bike and that of her teammate to whom he had offered a lift home. He loaded up his bike into the boot of his car and placed his girlfriend’s and her teammate’s bikes on the roof rack.
Feeling all full of himself, buoyed by his result, and no doubt keen to impress the ladies, he sped out of the car park gate, only didn’t… Hearing the most horrendous thud and the sound of shattering carbon, he found himself wedged under the gate’s substantial metal crossbar. A mixture of anger and tears were soon emanating from the back of the car.
Now two top of the range Giant road racing bicycles, with full Dura-Ace groupsets and deep section carbon wheels do not come cheap, so it’s an expensive mistake to make. Add to that a trashed roof rack, new rear window on a very expensive top of the range German saloon car and huge dent in the car’s roof, and you are looking at a really expensive error. Not to mention damage to his ego, street cred, relationship, friendship with girlfriend’s team mate… you get the picture.
RoofScope from Leveret Productions may be the answer to his problems. It’s a relatively easy and cheap way to monitor your bikes or other rooftop cargo like surfboards, skis, ladders or roof boxes.
It’s been designed to fit all vans and cars in seconds with a twist-action suction base firmly fixing it to the bonnet or windscreen of your car. It has an acrylic mirror on an adjustable mounting arm to give you a wide angle view of your precious, expensive bikes.
Obviously, when its not in use, it can quickly be removed and then folds up for easy storage. There’s even a protective pouch for the detachable mirror…
A reusable windscreen sticker is also supplied to further remind drivers that they’re carrying cargo on the roof.
Here’s their promotional video:
The RRP of the Roofscope is £19.99