Allen Sports Aluminum Folding 1-Bike Rack

Allen Sports Aluminum Folding 1-Bike Rack

Allen Sports Aluminum Folding 1-Bike Rack
@ The Allen AL series of Ultra-compact aluminum bike carriers deliver all of the benefits of a full features bicycle carrier, with the ease of use and convenience of Allen’s innovate MT folding design. Constructed of lightweight 6061 T6 Aluminum, the AL racks are super easy to transport when not in use. Dual compound tie-down cradles protect and secure your bicycle and our new wide-profile car pads protect your vehicle. All backed by Allen’s exceptional customer service and lifetime warranty.

  • Patent pending design fits sedans, hatchbacks, minivans and SUV’s – consult manufacturer web site for specific vehicle fit information
  • Ultra-light 6061 Aluminum construction weighs approximately 3 LB
  • Folds down to extremely small package (smaller than a shoe box); quickly unfolds to safely carry 1 bicycle (Max capacity 35 LB)
  • Individual tie-downs secure and protect bicycles
  • Padded lower frame keeps bicycle away from vehicle

List Price: $ 59.99

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Allen Sports Aluminum Folding 1Bike Rack

2 thoughts on “Allen Sports Aluminum Folding 1-Bike Rack

  1. 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent compact, stable bike rack, July 5, 2014
    This review is from: Allen Sports Aluminum Folding 1-Bike Rack (Sports)
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    Having had an old, old Yakima King Joe 3 (to be fair a ten year old model now) that, either due to not properly fastening or poor design, or a combination of the two, scratched the heck out of my car, was a pain to store in the trunk and was a huge hassle to take off and put on, I approached the Allen Sports 1 Bike rack with very specific questions and fears. Happily, this bike rack gets it right: it is very stable and didn’t scratch my trunk, was easy to put together and take apart, and folds up very neatly.

    From unboxing to final securing, the Allen Bike Rack took only seven minutes and fifty seconds to set up. I’m impressed. Take down took only a minute. The bike rack folds up neatly, but there I encountered some fiddling–the pins on the upright bars took a bit of work to manipulate.

    Once in place, the bike rack was snug as a bug. One issue to check before buying is whether you have metal underneath your bumper with which to fasten the lower strap pictured. If you don’t, it can be fastened underneath your trunk, but I feel like the apparatus will likely be less stable.

    The instructions suggest fastening the front tire to the frame with “excess fabric from the bottom strap.” This seems a bit haphazard. It did work, however, as I did not see the bike move at all during travel.

    One minor annoyance is that you have to strap in the bike by threading fabric through the top holders each time. The Yakima, to its credit, had pop on, pop off bands that were much more convenient.

    I took the Allen Sports Aluminum Folding 1-Bike Rack on a shake down cruise before writing this review. At speeds of up to fifty miles an hour, it was stable and I could not detect any movement, even through sharp turns and braking.

    Just as important for me, since I’m no longer a struggling student driving a truly beat up car, is that the rack left no marks on my car.

    I am kind of gun shy with racks like this based on prior experience, so I do worry that this bike rack requires constant vigilance to make sure it is tightened properly and I shudder to think of what would happen if I forgot to tie everything down perfectly, but that said: this is a great, compact, stable bike rack that folds up into practically nothing.

    Recommended.

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  2. 12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great for what it is., June 17, 2014
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    MussSyke
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    This review is from: Allen Sports Aluminum Folding 1-Bike Rack (Sports)
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    This is an absolutely excellent design for its ability to fold compactly, be lightweight, and portable (I also like the carry bag). The parts are of high quality and it can hold a bike as it is meant to.

    It loses a star just because of what it is. These types of bike carriers (as opposed to the platform style that require a receiver and hitch) just make me nervous. And not because I’m a nervous guy, but because you do have to drive slow, stop once in a while to retighten and check everything, and because the metal pieces that slide around your trunk lid will eventually scratch your paint during the tightening process and during driving if you are not meticulously careful and diligent (try some electrical tape for protection).

    Even so, if you’re set to buy this type of bike rack, I would recommend this one. It’s small and easy to keep in your car for those spontaneous occasions. Keep a roll of electrical tape in the carry bag and you’ll be in pretty good shape.

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