Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
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I'm not crazy about any strap-on racks. I've seen too many going down the road with loose straps and I've heard too many sad stories from people who have had a rack full of bikes come loose on the highway. If you use a strap-on rack once a week, by the end of summer you will be able to tell where the feet sat on your car's paint.
I do think, however, that the Bones is the best of the genre. It fits the widest variety of cars. I like the metal cam locks that hold the straps snug so they don't come loose whily you're driving down the road. It has a system to minimize the bikes banging against each other and your car. It doesn't have any rustable parts.