Sep 2, 2003 3:38 PM
|Anyone ever used them, any comments?
They claim to fit both Yakima and Thule systems, at what appears to be about half the price of Yakima parts.
Is this one of those too good to be trues??
|re: Rockymounts Carriers||KSC|
Sep 2, 2003 4:03 PM
|I assume you're talking about the roof rack bicycle carriers (I'm not sure if they make other stuff..). I have one and have been very pleased. My primary complaint is there is no way to lock the carrier to the roof rack without a bike on top. The fork mount system is just like mounting to a quick release on your wheel. Then there is a keyhole in the skewer lever where you can lock it in place. So the locking mechanism works great for your bike and carrier if you have a bike on top. If you don't have a bike mounted, any fool could come along and unscrew a couple bolts and take your carrier.
Only other nits I have compared to Thule are: Thule seems quicker to remove/put on the roof rack. Also on Thules, when you adjust the "bite" of the fork mount, it increases/decreases equally on each side, whereas the Rocky Mounts has more of a skewer mechanism that can slide freely like your wheel (without the little springs) (if that makes sense)... making the Thule a little faster and easier to adjust if you're not always carrying the same bike.
I would recommend, unless you're really worried about getting it stolen. They're really popular around here (CO).
|re: Rockymounts Carriers||toomanybikes|
Sep 2, 2003 4:13 PM
I'm going to be in Vancouver on the weekend and there is a dealer there, I'll go look.
I wanted to add another couple of bikes to my roof rack so I went to the Yakima dealer on the weekend, I thought they were going to have to call the paramedics when the guy told me the prices - he didn' t even laugh when he told me!!
I just throw a Kryptonite lock around the racks on the roof, I don't think they do any good but at least they LOOK like it will be hard to take the racks!
|Rockymounts are great.||MKD|
Sep 3, 2003 4:37 AM
|I have had mine for 2 years with no problems. I doubt anyone would go through the hassle of stealing just a rack, but you never know. Definitely can't beat the price except maybe Performance Bike brand. My friend has those and I don't really care for them. Plus the Rockys come in multiple colors if you want to be creative. I stuck with black. You can order them from Colorado Cyclist also. Make sure you order the locking skewers too with same key. First time they sent me a different key with each skewer.|
|Work fine for me, too (nm)||cory|
Sep 3, 2003 8:06 AM
|they are good||ColnagoFE|
Sep 3, 2003 8:55 AM
|they probably aren't quite as heavy duty as their brand name counterparts, but you can buy pieces if things break and they now have a locking core model. the owner of the company (located in boulder) is a pretty nice guy and a big cycling promoter and advocate.|| |