Allen Sports Deluxe 2-Bike Trunk Mount Rack
The Allen® Deluxe trunk-mount bike carrier holds up to 2 bikes with a construction that’s designed to easily install on sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUV’s. The patented tie-down system helps keep the bicycles protected.No roof rack, no problem with the 102DB Deluxe Two Bike Carrier from Allen Racks. This simple, sturdy bike carrying system fits most sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs via a single configuration design that eliminates setup hassles and headaches during installation. The rack comes fully assembled, and mounts to your vehicle in seconds. Twelve-inch long carry arms easily accommodate up to two bikes, and a patented individual tie-down system secures and protects your bicycles. Also includes a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials.
About Allen Bike Racks
In 1967, after a few years of working on the aerospace technology for the Apollo missions, Dick Allen was out of a job. Government cutbacks led Allen, a Harvard-trained physicist, to transform his garage hobby into a new industry. A cycling enthusiast, inventor, and family man, Allen had a personal need for a bike-carrying device. On weekends, he would take his sons and wife to Cape Cod or the White Mountains of New Hampshire. What proved difficult time and again was the transport of his family’s bicycles. Rather than fight through inconvenience with twine and a dinged car, Allen sought an answer for himself as well as a market in which he foresaw major growth possibilities.
Always a pathfinder, Allen took to work in his Lincoln, Massachusetts, garage in search of a more efficient way to transport bikes. Drafting designs during the day and constructing them throughout the night, he put together a model made of electrical conduit, metal strapping, and fire hose casings (for padding). At first, the Allens tested the prototype on weekend excursions. Finding the first trunk-mounted rack to be a success, Dick started Allen Bike Racks. Dealer acceptance came quickly, and by 1971 Allen Bike Racks were sold nationally through a number of major bicycle distributors. Today, the company owns more than three dozen patents and offers a versatile product line of bike racks while Dick’s son Alex now owns and operates the business. What started out as a small garage run operation now operates three warehouses nationally, two factories abroad, and has products sold in more than a dozen countries around the world.
- Simple, sturdy bike carrying system
- Fits most sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs
- 12- inch long carry arms accommodate a wide range of bicycle styles
- 11.5- inch wide carry arms for greater bike compatibility
- Single configuration design eliminates setup hassles and headaches during installation
- patented individual tie-down system secures and protects Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
Beware Strap Breakage I had a problem with this particular model. The single strap that attaches via clip to the part of the trunk lid closest to the rear window snapped — frayed and broke. The place on the strap where it broke was kind of “elastic” and I believe weaker than the rest. Lucky for me it broke just as I was pulling out of my driveway but the whole bike and rest of rack hit the ground. This part of the product is unsafe IMO should be a recall. I was able to find a substitute strap to replace…
Just what I needed I have been considering getting a bicycle rack for my car, but they were always more money than I wanted to pay. So, after reading the reviews on Amazon, I was pretty excited to get this Allen 2-bike trunk rack.I was a little leery of getting a rack that just straps on to the back of your car, but after checking some of the more expensive models, I discovered that pretty much all trunk racks were this way.Installation couldn’t be easier, just hook the hooks on the back…