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Secure rack, but has its downfalls
on July 18, 2014
We used these wheel forks for an 800 mile drive with 2 bikes. A portion of the drive went through the mountains and through a bad thunderstorm with high winds. The bikes were a pretty high end road bike, and a mid-range mountain bike.
--Easy to attach the rack to the car (thule rack)
--VERY secure. The wheels stayed attached, and never came lose, even on mountains and in high winds.
--Easy to attach the wheels. You just tighten the quick release levers and you're good to go.
--Rack can be tilted down (when wheels are not attached), although on a thule rack, they can only get to about 45 degrees. This is good for parking garages if you already have a tall car.
--The rack did not stay upright. By midway through the drive, the wheels had tilted down so they were touching the roof. This isn't good for more expensive wheels, or the car roof, so we kept adjusting it at rest stops. There was no way to solve this problem on a Thule Rack--we tried tightening the bolts, positioning the mount differently, everything we could think of.