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Old 09-17-13, 08:22 PM   #1
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Is this a good bike rack?

Would it fit on any sedan alright?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000EL...9470716&sr=8-1

I like that its cheap. What I see in local stores is from 50 to 100 dollars.
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Old 09-17-13, 10:48 PM   #2
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never heard of the brand. but keep in mind you get what you pay for. if it's cheap, it's probably cheaply made. also the arms look weird in the pic.
spring for something around $100, and you won't have to worry about it breaking in the middle of the highway and dragging your bikes for 3 miles as they break apart on the pavement.

saris bones, or a yakima superjoe should be fine.
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...keep in mind you get what you pay for. if it's cheap, it's probably cheaply made.
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It looks a lot like the rack a friend of mine has. It is a piece of crap.

Get a Bones 2 or 3 and you'll be happy.
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More info here: http://www.allensportsusa.com/products/trunk-carrier

Looks legit to me.
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Probably legit but IMHO all the Allen stuff is typically real, real cheaply made. I knew a guy who lost his bike after it jumped off the rack when the cheap velcro straps on a Allen rack broke. Ended up getting run over by a car behind him. His insurance had to settle with the other driver too as it caused some damage to the car.

So caveat emptor!

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Doesn't look like enough straps to me. My rack isn't exactly the greatest, it's tough to get my bike on, but there are 8 straps holding it on the car (well, 6 because I can't get 2 of them tight.)
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I have a 3 bike allen sports trunk rack and i loaded it with 90-95lbs worth of cromoly MTBs. The feel of the rack didnt feel cheap to me. It feels sturdy. The one I had came with 6 straps for the car. Two top middle and bottom.

The OP link has only one strap at the bottom and two on top which I would hesitate purchasing because there are no side straps that prevent possible roll over when making turns.

I haven't used it much though 4x about. This is the only trunk bike rack I've used so I'm new to it. There are no Velcro straps. Only hooks for the trunk and buckles to secure your bike on the rack.

Just my own experience on Allen sports.
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