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How about a categ. in reviews for roof racks/bike carriers?(5 posts)

How about a categ. in reviews for roof racks/bike carriers?BIGBOB
Apr 25, 2003 7:37 AM
Just ordered the cheap Performance version of roof rack for $135 plus shipping. Would have liked to have been able to have gotten some idea of others experiences with different models, Thule, Yakima, etc. Most of us probably have a rack and would be able to relate our expeience with different manufacturers. I've previously used my pick-up to transport so had little or no knowledge of differing brands. Does anyone have the Export rack from Performance and your likes/dislikes ?

Thanks, Bob
There's a link on the reviews page to...Matno
Apr 25, 2003 8:14 AM
MTBR.com, which has a ton of reviews. Here's the link:

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/bike_rack/

Don't look at the reviews for the Performance rack unless you can still return it. It will only bring on buyer's remorse...
There's a link on the reviews page to...BIGBOB
Apr 25, 2003 8:31 AM
Thanks, I already ordered it 2 hrs ago and although I could likely call and cancel, I think I'll take a chance on it. Only because after reading the reviews it appears that the trouble with the model I ordered is the gutter mount clips are flimsy. I've got access to a machine and welding shop where I can easily fabricate something with a wider and stronger footprint. But thanks for letting me know where to look and now I know that before I toss a bike up on it I need to pay special attention to the clamping area.

Thanks again, Bob
Also...Matno
Apr 25, 2003 8:49 AM
As often happens with "house brand" stuff, after initially poor reviews, they improve the product. Now that I looked again, at least one or two reviews indicated that this may be the case with Performance's rack. If so, you should be fine. If not, Performance has a pretty generous return policy, so I wouldn't be too worried...
Cool....BIGBOB
Apr 25, 2003 8:55 AM
And I have a store nearby where I may be able to return it thereby saving on shipping. I've got to admit that I don't want to look in my rearview and see my bike on the ground, if I cant easily make this thing secure from the start it's goin' back !