Allen Sports Deluxe 3-Bike Trunk Mount Rack

Allen Sports Deluxe 3-Bike Trunk Mount Rack

Allen Sports Deluxe 3-Bike Trunk Mount Rack
@ Fits sedans, hatchbacks, mini-vans & SUVs. This Deluxe Trunk Mounted Bike Carrier by Allen holds up to three bikes and is ideal for weekend biking trips with friends and family. Compatible with most sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs, this rack features 15-inch long carry arms and a tie-down system to securely holds and protect each bicycle. The rack comes fully assembled, so it can be set up and attached quickly.

About Allen Bike Racks
Started out of founder Dick Allen’s garage in 1967, Allen Sports is committed to producing the highest-quality, easiest-to-use bike, parking, and storage racks on the market. Dick Allen, a onetime aerospace engineer, opened Allen Sports after building a prototype bike carrier in his Lincoln, Massachusetts, shop in his free time. The bike enthusiast tested the trunk-mounted carrier–made of electrical conduit, metal strapping, and fire hose casings (for padding)–on weekend excursions. Shortly afterward, Allen took his design to consume

  • Model 103D
  • Fits most sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs
  • Single configuration design eliminates headaches during set up and installation
  • Patented individual tie-down system secures and protects bicycles
  • Lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials

List Price: $ 89.99

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Allen Sports Deluxe 3Bike Trunk Mount Rack

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  1. 241 of 251 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Generally effective for one bike and short trips, okay for longer, damaged car, finally broke, March 13, 2009
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    Robert Stephens (So Cal USA) –
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    This review is from: Allen Sports Deluxe 3-Bike Trunk Mount Rack (Sports)
    Originally bought around January of 09. Read through to get the whole story.

    I purchased this to be able to combine car (97 Saturn SL1) and bike commuting. So far, so good. 4 days/week, I drive near work, then bike into (and around) my workplace. My commute is about 20 minutes, with about 10 minutes of freeway driving.

    In the few months I have used this, I have had no major issues. The bike does not move much, except the front wheel. I have not found a good way of securing this. Currently, I use my U-lock to lock the wheel and bike frame to the rack frame. This keeps the tire from hitting the car, but there is some motion. I’ve used bungee cords, which kept the wheel very stable, but the bungees were slowly getting shredded. Otherwise very little motion. So little that it has twice stayed in place when I forgot to strap it down (including once where I drove for 2 – 3 miles on the freeway)!

    The straps can be done/undone fairly quickly. It takes me about 1 minute to mount/dismount the bike. A clasp, or something similar, might be quicker, but these do work fine.

    It takes a little bit to mount/dismount the rack, but really, not all that long (I’ve only done it once … it’s fairly intuitive). The short straps for clamping bikes do flap in the wind, and that is occasionally a little distracting when I look in the rear-view mirror, but overall I do not find the rack or rack with bike to be much of a visual issue.

    Have not used it on a long trek yet, or with multiple bikes (I will try to remember to update when I do).

    I did notice that it seemed to leave a mark on top of my trunk where the foam pad rests. I did not try to remove it, so it could be a non-permanent mark.

    UPDATE 4/28/09: Definitely leaving a mark from the middle of the bar on the trunk. Would encourage folks to add some protection in that location.

    I still mostly use this for short trips. Did two slightly longer trips (~100 miles each way) without removing the bike in between, and it needed no tightening. This was also through the giant wind tunnel that is the San Gorgonio Mountain Pass in Southern California near Palm Springs … and the wind was RAGING on the way back.

    UPDATE 9/7/09: Mark on the car: it is due to the trunk curving, but the bike-rack bar being straight and with padding only at the ends. I would strongly encourage adding padding in the middle.

    Used it for a camping trip with two full-sized bicycles and one child bicycle. Worked fairly well, although I did get some slippage, and the bikes were definitely bouncing (even on the way back, when I was more careful about tightening straps).

    UPDATE 6/10/10: My bike rack broke today. One of the straps connected to the trunk just broke, about two inches from the hook. A couple of things to note with this … I have been using this rack for a year and a half, and about 99% of the time it is outside on my car in a desert-like environment (lots of heat and sun, a little bit of water). Today, I arrived at work and one of the straps had broken. The good news: the bike did not fall off. The one side that broke had slipped to the back of the trunk, but it all stayed on. Also, there is enough strap that I can just tie the strap to the hook, and that held for the drive home, even under 70 MPH strain.

    Also, all of the rubber elements on the rack look like crap now. They have sort of “bubbled” in the sun. It doesn’t have a lot, so not a big deal. This happened probably in about the first 6 months or so.

    FINAL UPDATE 8/18/10: Well, within another month of the first strap breaking, two more did. Honestly, all of the straps were seeming a little brittle. Probably,this was caused by continued exposure to the elements. So, if this is a bike rack you plan to leave on your car, 1.5 years might be it’s effective life use. I had thought about contacting Allen to see if I could get new straps under their warranty, but the day after the third strap broke i found a nive replacement rack for $5 at a garage sale.

    OKAY – ONE MORE UPDATE 10/3/11: In looking at teh picture, it appears the design may have changed. My rack had a straight bar across the trunk, and this one appears to be curved. I did not have issues with the small metal rods coming out, but given some of the recent reviews, it’s certainly something I’d look into if I was purchasing this.

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  2. 59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Just one complaint., August 26, 2008
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    E. Mohr (Westminster, MD) –
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    This review is from: Allen Sports Deluxe 3-Bike Trunk Mount Rack (Sports)
    We bought this to take our 2 adult-sized bikes on vacation (about a 3.5 hour drive). The rack was easy to install and held the bikes just fine – our only complaint was that if we put a bike at the inner-most spot, the bike would hit the back of the car. Luckily for us we only needed to transport 2 bikes, but if we had 3, our bumper would have been definitely scratched up from the bike hitting it.

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  3. 63 of 73 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t waste your money on this Item, June 18, 2011
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    This review is from: Allen Sports Deluxe 3-Bike Trunk Mount Rack (Sports)
    I would not even give it a single star rating if I could.

    To be honest this bike rack was not designed to support three bikes. We started out the trip feeling confident with our purchase until about three hours into our trip the rack supports pop out of place. As we heard the faint click we look back and see our bikes being drug across the interstate ripping the tires off the bikes. So now we pull off to side of the road to try and fix the rack but the rack will not hold the weight without extra support. We wrapped the supports with rope to keep them from popping out of the holes and for about another hour of driving they held. As it broke the second time with the rope we had to stop at a local Walmart to spend more money on replacement tires inner tubes and straps to reinforce the rack. With all of the reinforcements made to this rack we still wound up on the side of the interstate with not one but two roadside assistant trucks helping us rig this monstrosity so we could make it to our destination. If you are not going more than a couple miles and you have only one bike to carry then this might suit you for the price. But if you are traveling further distances, then avoid this product altogether because you’ll spend more money in the long run.

    This is one of those too good to be true prices.
    SAVE YOUR MONEY AND AVOID THIS ITEM!!!

    note: We also purchase the Allen crossbar which was excellent so its not the company just the product.

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