|Model||Allen 2-Bike Trunk Mount Carrier With Tie Downs|
|Item Weight||8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||23 x 15 x 4 inches|
|Item model number||102DB|
|Manufacturer Part Number||102DB|
|Cover Included||Allen Sports Deluxe 2-Bike Trunk Mount Rack, Manufacturer's Lifetime Warranty|
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- Simple, sturdy bike carrying system
- Fits most sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs
- 12- inch long carry arms accommodate a wide range of bicycle styles
- 11.5- inch wide carry arms for greater bike compatibility
- Single configuration design eliminates setup hassles and headaches during installation
- patented individual tie-down system secures and protects Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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The Allen® Deluxe trunk-mount bike carrier holds up to 2 bikes with a construction that's designed to easily install on sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUV's. The patented tie-down system helps keep the bicycles protected.
No roof rack, no problem with the 102DB 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.
About Allen Bike Racks
In 1967, after a few years of working on the aerospace technology for the Apollo missions, Dick Allen was out of a job. Government cutbacks led Allen, a Harvard-trained physicist, to transform his garage hobby into a new industry. A cycling enthusiast, inventor, and family man, Allen had a personal need for a bike-carrying device. On weekends, he would take his sons and wife to Cape Cod or the White Mountains of New Hampshire. What proved difficult time and again was the transport of his family's bicycles. Rather than fight through inconvenience with twine and a dinged car, Allen sought an answer for himself as well as a market in which he foresaw major growth possibilities.
Always a pathfinder, Allen took to work in his Lincoln, Massachusetts, garage in search of a more efficient way to transport bikes. Drafting designs during the day and constructing them throughout the night, he put together a model made of electrical conduit, metal strapping, and fire hose casings (for padding). At first, the Allens tested the prototype on weekend excursions. Finding the first trunk-mounted rack to be a success, Dick started Allen Bike Racks. Dealer acceptance came quickly, and by 1971 Allen Bike Racks were sold nationally through a number of major bicycle distributors. Today, the company owns more than three dozen patents and offers a versatile product line of bike racks while Dick's son Alex now owns and operates the business. What started out as a small garage run operation now operates three warehouses nationally, two factories abroad, and has products sold in more than a dozen countries around the world.
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This rack is very easy to install and works wonderfully! It is compatible with just about every car in existence. I drive a 2012 Ford Focus which is a pretty tiny vehicle and my biggest concern was that it would not be able to hold the weight of 2 bikes. It worked like a charm! I drove from Ft. Wayne, IN all the way to Boston, in Boston, and back (over 2,000 miles) with this bike rack! It performed beautifully! I even drove through a storm in the mountains and the rack was not phased! I cannot express enough how much I love this rack - and at such an affordable price! I've attached some pictures of the rack to give you a better idea. I cannot fathom why someone would EVER buy an expensive rack when this one has so much to offer!
Tips for prospective buyers:
I drive a 2001 Acura TL.
My bike is a Specialized Hardrock (and I kept the front wheel attached during the entire trip).
I purchased a few bungie cords to secure the front wheel/fork and the pedals on my bike.
The clips that attach the mount to the trunk are made of METAL. I was worried that it might scratch or crack the paint on my trunk, so I wrapped the metal clips with some electrical tape before attaching the mount. This allowed for a softer contact between the metal clips and my trunk. By doing this, the clips also grip my trunk a bit better.
NOTE: ZERO SECURITY. Anyone could come along and take the whole shootin' match off the car, along with your bikes. DO NOT leave car out of sight. With a blade and a pickup everything could disappear in 20 seconds, and that's not an exaggeration.
MAYBE the more expensive ones are better for some reason, but for this price, you can't go wrong.
I have since installed a hitch receiver for my car, and will be getting a rack to use for that to get the bikes further away from the car so they don't scratch it, and keeping the weight off the body of the car. But again, for $35, I'm not going to complain too much. It got the job done.
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Sturdy and smart design.