(Cross-posted in Road Cycling)
I currently have a Performance XPort Truck Bed rack. Currently until tomorrow hopefully. This is my second one. The first one lasted a mere 14 days before the entire lock assembly on it fell out. Figuring it was a fluke, I returned it for another one. This one has lasted an incredible 25 days before doing the same thing! Fortunately both times I did not need the bike secured, so I have not lost anything, but this could have easily been worse!
At this point, I am not impressed with the Performance brand rack. Especially since other than putting the rack on the truck, I never even functioned the lock! I am hopeful they will stand behind their satisfaction gaurantee and allow me to return it.
What I would like is a rack that will fit inside my truck bed (full-size), secures itself (I would like to be able to secure the bike to the rack), and is not outrageously expensive or invasive.
I paid $50 for the Performance rack on sale, but I understand it is pretty cheap, so I am willing to spend more.
I was looking around and came across the Thule #822 Bed Rider rack. I've heard of this company before and believe they have a good reputation for quality. The rack is $150.
Can anyone comment on the Thule rack or make a recommendation for similar products?