Chariot Corsaire and Cabriolet Bike Trailers, Baby Joggers, Ski Pulks Ready to Roll at ORS Racks Direct

June 12, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Chariot Carriers by the Thule Group, parent company of Thule Racks, and ORS Racks Direct, a leading North American retailer and distributor of sports and work equipment transportation solutions for cars, trucks and vans, announce their recent agreement to partner in the launch of the all-new Chariot Corsaire and Chariot Cabriolet Touring Series child carriers. Similar to the CX, Cougar and Cheetah Sport Series models, the Touring Series Chariot Cabriolet, Corsaire 1 and Corsaire 2 feature the advanced, innovative and proprietary CTS (Child Transport System) technology that allows each basic chassis to combine with various attachment kits to convert the carrier into a single or double baby stroller, single or double baby jogger, one or two child bike trailer or hiking trailer, and one or two child ski pulk shuttle for bringing youngsters along while cross country skiing and snowshoeing during the winter months. However, unique to the Touring Series is the inclusion of a CTS Child Bike Trailer Conversion Kit along with the basic chassis system, allowing for immediate use as a bicycle trailer for towing kids behind a bike. All Corsaire, Cabriolet, CTS Conversion Kits and accessories are available for purchase and shipment at the ORS Racks Direct e-commerce website.

"Unsurprisingly, we experienced immediate interest from customers nationwide in the Sport Series Chariot CX, Cougar and Cheetah models when we initially partnered with Chariot Carriers earlier this year. Similarly, we are extremely optimistic regarding recent availability of the all-new Chariot Corsaire and Cabriolet Touring Series products. Thule Racks and Chariot share the same Thule Group parent ownership. Our customers are already familiar with and trust the legendary Thule Racks brand. It has been easy for them to understand and respect the reputation Chariot Carriers holds in the child transport market.", states Catherine Case, ORS Racks Direct Consumer Relations and Sales Coordinator, "The fact that a majority of interest in child carrier options has been child bike trailers for towing behind bicycles, we are confident the Corsaire and Cabriolet models will perform exceptionally well due to the fact that they include a Chariot Cycling Conversion Kit for use as a bike trailer. No additional kits or accessories are necessary for child bike trailer mode when purchasing the Chariot Cabriolet and Corsaire carriers."

The Chariot Corsaire 1 child carrier chassis ( is a one-seat model that includes the Corsaire CTS Cycling Conversion Kit for use as a one child bike trailer and pulling behind a bicycle. This Touring Series model delivers premier performance features such as CAS Suspension System (Chariot Adjustable Suspension), largest cockpit of all Chariot Carriers for enhanced room and comfort, deluxe 2-in-1 weather cover with zip-down front window, side air vents with covering flaps, premium reinforced seat padding combined with easy cleaning wicking mesh fabric, maintenance-free 20 inch lightweight and durable wheels with easy to use push button technology for installing and removing, and many more features. Also available is the Chariot Corsaire 2 child carrier chassis (, exactly the same as the Corsaire 1 except that it has two seats for one or two child transport. The Corsaire 2 also includes the CTS Child Bike Trailer Conversion Kit.

The two-seat Chariot Cabriolet child carrier chassis ( is an economy-priced offering in the Touring Series line-up. Combining performance features and value-pricing, the Cabriolet offers unique qualities to set it apart from all other models in the product line. With the included bike trailer kit and well designed, very safe and lightweight chassis, the Cabriolet performs universally well for all family bicycle adventures. Whether planning a multi-day bike tour or just heading down the local bike path, this carrier delivers. The two-seat design allows for the flexibility to use as a 1 or 2 child carrier. Notable features include large and roomy cockpit for children and stowing cargo gear, generous seat bottom padding with easy cleaning wicking mesh, side air vents with covering flaps, rear flap that serves double duty as a bug proof mesh panel and sun screen, maintenance-free 20 inch aluminum wheels with canted axle for enhanced stability, and more features. And, as with all other models, the Cabriolet includes CTS technology for transformation into a double baby jogger, stroller and hiking trailer when combined with the various, optional Chariot Cabriolet CTS Jogging, Strolling and Hiking Conversion Kits.

An array of Chariot Carrier accessories are also available for further improving comfort, durability, convenience and performance of the Corsaire and Cabriolet Touring Series models. Popular accessories include the Infant Sling for babies 1 - 10 months old; Baby Bivy for infants 6 - 18 lbs; Baby Supporter for babies 6 - 18 months old; All-Season Bunting Bag for keeping baby or child warm in cold weather; storage covers and rain covers; water bottle cages for mounting to the handle bars, and other accessories.

About ORS Racks Direct
ORS Racks Direct is a closely held enterprise focusing on complete sales and service of car and truck rack systems. Representing the industry's most respected manufacturers, including Thule Racks, SportRack, TracRac, Inno, Yakima Racks and Whispbar, RockyMounts and Saris, the company provides high quality car and pickup truck rack, cargo box, ski-snowboard rack, kayak-canoe rack, surfboard-sailboard rack and bike rack solutions. Additional divisions include luggage by Thule and child carriers by Chariot and Croozer. The company has been offering consumer sales for over three decades to the U.S. market through multi-channel outlets that include store front, phone sales and internet. Their full line of Chariots and accessories is available for review at ORS Racks Direct - Chariot Carriers (