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Allen Sports Ultra Compact Folding 1-Bike Trunk Mount Rack

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  • Ultra-compact 1-bike carrier for traveling and commuting
  • Folds up small and fits inside carrying bag or backpack
  • 3 padded legs rest against vehicle; 3 adjustable security straps
  • Tie-downs and padding keep bike secure and separate from vehicle
  • Fits sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandAllen Sports
Item Weight5 pounds
Product Dimensions14 x 6 x 4 inches
Item model number148020
Manufacturer Part NumberMT-1
  
Technical Specification
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ASINB004C94X12
Best Sellers Rank #587 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 14, 2010
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Fully assembled - installs in seconds! Includes carry bag. Max Capacity: 35 lbs

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Need an on-the-spot bike carrier but don't want to carry a full-sized rack around? Turn to the Allen MT-1 ultra-compact one-bike carrier, which folds up small and fits in almost any bag, including your backpack. Ideal for traveling, commuting, and other occasions when a portable bike rack might come in handy, the rack is small yet secure, with three padded legs that rest against your vehicle and three adjustable straps that secure to your car's hatchback or trunk gaps. Just as importantly, the rack holds your bike in a safe position thanks to the tie-downs and padding, which combine to keep your bike from rocking or making contact with your vehicle. And when you're done using the rack, simply fold it up and store it inside the included carrying bag. The one-bike rack--which sports a gray powder-coated finish--is designed to fit sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs.

About Allen Bike Racks Started out of founder Dick Allen's garage in 1967, Allen Sports is committed to producing the highest-quality, easiest-to-use bike, parking, and storage racks on the market. Dick Allen, a onetime aerospace engineer, opened Allen Sports after building a prototype bike carrier in his Lincoln, Massachusetts, shop in his free time. The bike enthusiast tested the trunk-mounted carrier--made of electrical conduit, metal strapping, and fire hose casings (for padding)--on weekend excursions. Shortly afterward, Allen took his design to consumers, moving from local to national sales by 1971. Today, the company owns more than three dozen patents and operates three warehouses nationally, two factories abroad, and sells products in more than a dozen countries around the world.


From the Manufacturer


MT-1 installed on SUV

Super Compact Design

The Patented design on the AL and MT Racks makes them extremely compact when folded, but extremely stable when installed on your vehicle. These are incredibly easy to transport when not in use. They are truly the ultimate commuter rack.

Allen Sports Model MT-1 1-Bike Rack

An ultra compact 1-bike carrier

The Allen MT-1 Ultra-compact 1-bike carrier delivers all of the benefits of a full featured bicycle carrier, with the ease of use and convenience of Allen's patented folding design. Built on a rugged steel frame, the MT-1 offers easy transport and storage when not in use. Dual compound tie-down cradles protect and secure your bicycle. All backed by Allen's exceptional customer service and lifetime warranty.

  • Patented ultra compact folding design
  • Dual compound cradles protect and secure bicycle
  • Padded spine pad protects bicycle and your vehicle
  • Patented design fits wide range of vehicles
  • Fully assembled for easy installation
  • Carry bag included
  • Backed by Allen's lifetime warranty

Allen Ultra-Compact Rack Features

Patented Ultra-Compact Design

The patented design of the AL and MT racks fits most sedans, SUV's, hatchbacks and minivans, and allows you to fold your rack down to a size smaller than a shoe box. This delivers great benefits in terms of transporting and storing your bike rack when not in use (Note: MT Rack shown).

Patented Tie-Down System

Allen's patented individual tie-down system secures and protects your bicycles. The tie-downs are fixed in position on the carry arm, but rotate so that the can engage a wide range of bicycle frame sizes and styles (Note: AL Rack shown).

Padded spine to protect bycycle

Allen Ultra Compact Racks feature a large soft TPR landing pad on the main spine to protect your bicycles during transport and to keep the bicycles away from your vehicle (Note: AL Rack shown).

Carry bag included

A nylon carry bag is included with you Ultra Compact Rack. This provides a handy way to transport and store your rack when not in use.

Model MT-1 Model AL01 Model MT-2 Model AL02 Model 102DN Model S102
Capacity 1 Bike/ 35 LB 1 Bike/ 35 LB 2 Bike/ 70 LB 2 Bike/ 70 LB 2 Bike/ 70 LB 2 Bike/ 70 LB
Quick Secure Straps
Dual Compound Cradles
Ultra Lightweight Aluminum
Side Straps for Lateral Stability
Wide Profile Feet to Distribute Load
Individual Tie-Down Cradles
Patented Ultra Compact Design
Fully Assembled
Includes Carry Bag

About Allen Sports

Dick Allen (pictured left in 1972) started Allen Sports in his garage in 1967. Since its founding, the company has been committed to producing the highest-quality, easiest-to-use bike racks and bicycle related products on the market. Dick, a onetime aerospace engineer, opened Allen Sports after building a prototype bike carrier in his Lincoln, Massachusetts shop in his free time. The first ever trunk-mounted bicycle carrier--made of electrical conduit, metal strapping, and fire hose casings (for padding)-- was thoroughly tested on weekend excursions to Cape Cod. Shortly afterward, Allen took his design to market, and by 1971 had established a national presence for his product.

Today, the family owned company owns more than three dozen patents, operates four warehouses nationally, six factories abroad, and sells products in countries around the world including USA, Mexico, Canada, and China.

Customer Reviews

I drive a chevy aveo and this works perfect!
DancinHipster
I also bungee cord the front wheel so it won't spin or pivot, but I've read you can also use the rack straps to secure the wheels.
Myles R. Harrold
It's very sturdy, compact, easy to install, and awesome.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

109 of 115 people found the following review helpful By Danbob on January 8, 2012
Okay,

Let me just preface this by saying that I love bikes and all things bike related. I have owned at least five or six bike racks. This is the best rack you can buy under 80 bucks. Maybe even under 150. I love it and I have owned all things Thule and saris. This is perfect for carrying my road or mountain bike on the back of my car or my wife's car in a pinch. I use my Thule platform rack for longer trips, but for just going out on the mountain or road early in the morning, quality is perfect. Super tight fit on the car and has minimal contact with the bicycle and the paint of the car. Folds into something about the size off shoebox and stows in the trunk in seconds. I would not buy the two bike one because the bikes would surely bang into each other. Great product though. Just use a bungee cord to keep the bike from banging into the rack when in use. Make sure to secure wheels with the extra strap length. LOVE this rack! Don't worry about expensive bicycles either. They will be fine. My bikes are two grand a piece and I trust this rack.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By John C. Kendall on June 19, 2011
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I'm using it on my miata. Love the size and easy on/off with only three straps. It is working beautifully. I have been using it 3 to 4 times a week to go 8 miles to the local trails. The bad news is that the clips are plastic. One of them has already broken in half after just a few weeks. Luckily, the strap can be threaded through the white part and it seems to hold. They really should make the clips metal.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By NoNonsense on September 1, 2011
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I'm so happy with this rack! I had been using a two-bike, folding rack made by Bell that was much larger and much more cumbersome (it was the typical style of 'folding' trunk rack that you see in most stores and elsewhere on Amazon). The Allen rack really does fold down into nothing, so you can keep it in the trunk at all times. But the real advantage is how easy it is to install. It uses the same system of straps and hooks as most other trunk racks, but because it's so small and so light, it's much less cumbersome and thus easier to maneuver into place. When I drive somewhere for a ride, I don't hesitate to take the rack off and toss it into the trunk while I'm out riding (just to prevent it being stolen). Even when it's not folded up, it's still small enough to fit into the trunk. And it's so simple and fast to install, when I'm back from my ride I can usually pop it back on in less than a minute. The clamps that hold the bike are nicely padded with ribbed, rubber material. The nylon straps that fasten down over the top tube of the bike use simple plastic buckles, and at first I was disappointed that they didn't have some sort of quick-release mechanism. But after using the Allen a few times, the truth is that the buckles are almost as fast as a clip would be, and they feel much more secure. Depending on your vehicle, the bottom strap may have some slack left over, which I use to wrap around the lower part of the bike, keeping it from swaying (if there isn't enough slack, a bungee cord would work). This isn't essential, but for longer drives it's nice to have the bike totally immobilized. I've got a Cannondale Six carbon road bike, and this rack works fine with the slightly odd shape of my carbon top tube. Whenever I feel like strapping my bike to the back of my hatchback, now I don't hesitate, where before it was a chore. Highly recommend.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Wacft on April 30, 2012
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This is a great bike rack. It breaks down really easily and comes with a small bag to store it in. The build quality is good. The only reason it does not get 5stars is this will not work with mountain bikes that have a thick frame and they didnt make note of this anywhere.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By cthomas on March 14, 2013
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I put this bike rack on the back on my 2012 Honda Fit and literally, drove across the country without a single problem. I am amazed. It has held up perfectly through all weather conditions and all road conditions. It is also easy to handle alone. I did not use the bottom anchor, as there is no solid metal anchor point under the back of the Fit that is close enough. I simply used the bottom hook on the bottom of the hatchback door. Also, I put a female bike on it, without the additional set up piece, and still had no problems! Worth DOUBLE every penny spent!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kevin H on October 17, 2012
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I used this carrier for a 2008 4-door Saturn Astra and a Schwinn Volare commuter bike. The bike is pretty much the exact same width as the car, so it fit great. The carrier folds up into a neat little drawstring bag that can be stowed in the trunk, and is simple to unfold and install (I used the lips of the trunk only; couldn't find a suitable metal lip on the underside of the Astra). It says maximum weight is 35 lbs and I think my bike weighs 38 or so, but it held up fine for a 3-hour drive on the highway (probably hit about 85 or 90 mph maximum). No excessive vibrations or even reduction in gas mileage as far as I could tell.

I used the excess slack in the strap to keep the wheels from spinning and the fork from turning (and that worked fine for a 3-hour highway trip), but a bungee cord is probably easier and more effective. You can get away with using one, just loop it around the front and back wheel and make it tight it enough to prevent the fork from turning and the wheels from spinning.

UPDATE: After about 10 uses, two of the four locking metal tabs (the spring-loaded pins that keep the arms from swinging when it is in its extended position) have broken. I have tried repairing them but they are stuck in the tube frame of the carrier. I may be able to replace them with a bolt or something, but it will be a fragile fix.
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