Who is the Allen Sports Deluxe 2-Bike Trunk Mount Rack For?
If you don’t have a roof rack or tow hitch, no problem! This trunk mount is for you, and is perfect for carrying a couple of bikes securely on short or long trips.
With its neat design its suitable for mounting on Sedans, Hatchbacks, SUV’s and mini vans.
How Secure Is it?
The mount when properly installed is very strong and reliable. As it comes pre assembled from Allen there are no issues with building it incorrectly. All you need to do is to follow the simple instructions and it will strap to your car in minutes. Add on the bikes and off you go.
This is a very well constructed mount and will give years of service.
Will it scratch my car?
The mount has foam to cover all areas where it will come in contact with your paint work. So it should be protected. For peace of mind it might be worth just covering the pedals with a sock etc, and securing the front bike wheels with a bungy cord to give some extra protection from bumps on the road.
As stated the mount comes pre-assembled, you will need to use the (supplied) straps to secure the bike, and another set of straps (also supplied) to secure the mount to the car. As an extra bonus the packaging is ‘frustration free’ and really easy to open (no Clam shells!)
Pros and Cons
- Easy to fit, and when properly attached is very secure.
- Carry 2 bikes up to 60lb at freeway speeds (75+mph)
- Well designed not to damage the car
- The bikes cannot lock to the mount
- Care has to be taken when securing the bikes, it is possible for them to come off if incorrectly tied down
- The Rack cannot be locked to the car
Does any one else use this Mount?
This is the top selling bike accessory on Amazon. With over 103 reviews (at time of writing) and an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars its very highly regarded.
Some of the feedback on the mount is:
“ Very easy to install. ”
“ The rack works well on my Honda Accord. ”
If you would like to read more reviews click here to visit Amazon.
For a reasonably priced mount you cannot go far wrong. If you need a little more security you would need to step up to a hitch mount or a roof top system, but these are considerably more expensive.
For running the bikes to the trail head or just taking them on a weekend away this is ideal.
Allen Sports Deluxe 2-Bike Trunk Mount Rack Review Summary:
- Patented design fits sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUV's - consult manufacturer web site for specific vehicle fit information
- Side straps for increased lateral stability
- Individual tie-downs secure and protect bicycles
- Padded lower frame keeps bicycles away from vehicle
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging. 70 pounds max capacity
- Comes fully assembled - set up and installs in seconds. 12″ LONG CARRY ARMS EASILY ACCOMMODATE A WIDE RANGE OF BICYCLE STYLES AND 11.5″ WIDE CARRY ARMS FOR GREATER BIKE COMPATIBILITY.