Allen Sports Deluxe 3-Bike Trunk Mount Rack

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Allen Sports Deluxe 3-Bike Trunk Mount Rack

No roof rack, no problem with the 103DN Deluxe Two Bike Carrier from Allen Racks. This simple, sturdy bike carrying system fits most sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs via a single configuration design that eliminates setup hassles and headaches during installation. The rack comes fully assembled, and mounts to your vehicle in seconds. Twelve-inch long carry arms easily accommodate up to two bikes, and a patented individual tie-down system secures and protects your bicycles. Also includes a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials.

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SR says:

Works great – very well made I ordered this bike rack to go onto the back of my 2000 Chevy Cavalier. The bike I had in mind for it was a 100$ special and I really didn’t want to spend twice that on a rack, so this seemed a good choice. I put it on a relatively small car, but the straps seem to be more than long enough (especially the two on to bottom, which I had to tie off on one of the bikes). It seems that this rack will fit almost any car with an actual trunk and no rear lip/spoiler. Allen’s website has a fit list.In terms of build quality, I am satisfied. The components seem to be of good quality, and everything was included in the box. There is ample room between each mounting point to put adult bikes on. The directions state that there is a 100lb weight limit, which may be a problem if you choose to use several very heavy bikes. However, I recently had three full-size mountain bikes on it (which I suspect was a little above the weight limit), and everything was fine for an hour trip at 55mph.Another good point for the bike mounting points: they can be rotated, so if you have a bike without a horizontal bar running from the base of the steering rack to the seat post, you can rotate the mounts to make it work. This is very handy, and worked well for the aforementioned mountain bikes. I have used a hitch-style rack before on another vehicle and that required you to purchase a 10-20$ adapter per bike that does not have the horizontal bar.It is a good idea to put little pieces of cloth between the clips and your trunk to avoid scratching the paint. I took the advice of other reviews and did this and am happy to say there were no scratches on my trunk. It is also a good idea to tighten the straps down once you have all the bikes on the rack, so the foam padding has a chance to settle on the trunk.Overall, I am very satisfied with this product.A word about the shipping: it was shipped promptly, but it was also shipped in its retail box, with no padding. The box was fairly beat-up and had a few small holes in it from where ends of the rack moved around. Nothing was damaged or scratched, though.

T. Bratina says:

Fits car (2003 toyota corolla) perfectly Took me about 10 minutes to get this thing put on my car, would take much less time now that I know what I’m doing. Putting 3 bikes on (beach cruiser, mt bike, and bmx bike) takes about 3 minutes, taking them off takes less than a minute. I will say that each bike has it’s own “sweet spot” for putting on. Some bikes have the bars in different places, so you just have to shift them around a bit to get the bikes in best position. We tote 3 bikes around with just the bike carrier and 2 bungee cords on the front and back wheels. While driving, I do not see the bikes move at all, this thing works perfectly. For my corolla, I do not have to remove the carrier (with no bikes on) to open my trunk, but if bikes are on the carrier, I cannot lift the trunk do mainly to the weight of 3 bikes.

John Colantuone says:

Good carrier Great carrier. Sturdy, easy to assemble. Held the bikes secure on a bumpy road.Fit my 2007 M 35X Infiniti perfectly


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