February 1, 2016
*I have had this rack for less than a month so this is just an initial review of the product. Can't speak for long term durability.
1. Installation: I was a bit concerned at first since the attachment brackets are rounded (probably to grip aero rails) so there is not a lot of surface contact on a square roof rail. Despite this, the rack securely holds onto square roof rails. Installation is quick and simple, just make sure to read the instructions first.
2. Bike mounting: I got a bit of a workout lifting my bike up and down as I tired to find the right height adjustment for the pieces that hold the tires, but once I found the right position mounting my bike became a breeze. I used a silver Sharpie to mark the positions that worked best for my MTB(26in) and cross bike(700c) to make it easier for future use. The nice thing about the rack is even before your bike is locked in, the rack holds your bike in place.
3. Driving: Because the rack holds the tires of the bike, the bike does sway slightly side to side. It was a little concerning at first while watching my bike through my sunroof, but after pulling over and giving the bike a good shake(basically I tried to rip it out of the rack), I'm confident there is no way it's going to fall off the rack. Just note that because the rack holds the tires there will be some movement. If you're running low tire pressure you might want to pump them up before placing your bike onto the rack for a more secure hold.
5. Locking cable: The cable is pretty short and just makes it around the bottom tube of my bike. IMO it's pretty pointless anyway since the bike release on the rack has a keylock, so to steal your bike they would have to deflate your tires and hope the wrestle the bike free. If you're going to leave your bike unattended long enough for someone to try this you might as well remove your bike and chain it up elsewhere. The best use for the lock cable is to wrap it around the roof rail to keep someone from stealing the rack itself.
4 Folded position: This rack is big and bulky in its folded position so it creates a good amount of wind noise. You wouldn't want to leave it on your car anyway because it's not the best looking rack. So for those of you who just buy roof racks for looks, save your money and buy a cheap one.
Over all I'm happy with the rack so far. One thing to consider is since the tire holds are removable so that you can reposition them for different wheel sizes, you're gonna want to take them off and throw them in your car if you plan on driving with the rack folded down.
easy to mount your bike.
Cons:removable parts can be lost
wind noise when folded