Holds great, poor hardware choice
August 29, 2016
This rack has worked great, but only because we take the entire system off together. It holds the bikes very steady and I am a fan of the locking mechanism. The rack is less than fun to put together, but even then, once you have out on the crossbars, it is a pain to take it off. The Yakima racks go on and off easily. This one has 6 wing nuts that you have to take off, and four of them are underneath the crossbars. Then to top it all off, my rack got rained on one time, and the hardware that holds the rear wheel in place is already rusting. They are just small pieces and it couldn't have cost them that much more to go with stainless steel for these parts. Overall the rack is alright, but I feel like I would choose the Yakima version if I could do it over again.
Pros:Holds bike very well
Locking mechanism is easy to use and holds bike in place
Cons:Time consuming assembly
Time consuming to put on or take off of crossbars
Poor material choice for rear wheel holder already rusting