Cequent Performance Products Inc. was recognized for the ROLA NV2 Bike Carrier as the “Best Engineered New Product” at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

“Cequent is recognized as a leader in the automotive aftermarket. Launching new and innovative products that utilize new technologies allow us to offer more customer convenience and provides the opportunity for growth,” Tom Benson, president of Cequent Performance Products Inc., said in a news release. “We recognize SEMA had a large selection to choose from and we appreciate their recognition of our effort.”

According to the release, the NV2 2-place bike carrier adds style and sophistication to the already extreme world of competitive and leisure biking. The NV2’s convenient lightweight aluminum arms can easily be manipulated into three set positions for storage, loading, travel and trunk access. The unique rubberized cradle system protects from scratches and allows bikes of all styles and sizes to be carried from the rim of the wheel and not the frame. This is especially convenient for those who have to carry both adult and child size bikes. The patented flip shank allows you to convert from a 1-1/4-inch to a 2-inch receiver with the simple removal and replacement of a security pin and clip. 

More information on the new NV2™ Bike Carrier is available online at www.rolaproducts.com.

In order to be considered, a product “must be identified as an engineering achievement that demonstrates innovative engineering development and one which advances the state-of-the-art technology in its particular field.” 

SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) has served the automotive aftermarket industry for 46 years, of which Cequent Performance has been a contributing member for over 20. This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, vehicle restylers and restorers, car clubs, professional race teams and more.