Saris Backpacker 4000 Series Bike Rack

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Holds two bikes and is expandable to four bikes with the 4000 add on kit.
  • Accessory rear light (model 985) and locking cable (model 981) available.

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Owings, MD, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 17, 2005

    Strengths:    Simple, Simple, Simple.
    No plastic.
    Very reliable

    Weaknesses:    starting to rust a bit after two years.

    Bottom Line:   
    This has been the best rack I've had (out of quite a few). Simple engineering results in an effective, reliable product. We use ours quite a few times a week. Don't know why saris has discontinued it! I'll probably buy another to stash in the basement to use when this one wears out.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Bike Setup:   Road Bike

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Dan a Racer from Chicago, IL, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 21, 2003

    Strengths:    Easy to take on/off. Cheap. Easy trunk access.

    Weaknesses:    This product is NOT designed for a bike w/aerobars or road bars. If I mount my tri bike, the aerobars stick out beyond the sides of the car (beyond the side view mirror). I have to turn my handle bars in to make sure they don't stick out.

    It also sticks out really far from the back of the car. I have an old 94 honda, and it sticks out several feet beyond the bumper.

    Finally, it wobbles.

    Bottom Line:   
    Not a bad rack for the money, but far from perfect.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $140.00

    Purchased At:   Lickton's

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by stan a Cross Country Rider from N.Y.

    Date Reviewed: August 6, 2002

    Strengths:    Its quick and easy to install,reasonable priced. The bikes fit vrry well. My disc brakes fit with my large frame, but if you have a smaller bike a forkup is needed.

    Weaknesses:    The instructions wre horrible, and I could not figure out how to install the reflector on the end. I ended up using silicone. No locking device.

    Bottom Line:   
    It's a good quality rack for the money. It needs a loop welded to the tray to lock your lock on. Also check out your reciever hitch to make sure your not overloaded.

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    Favorite Trail:   Rocks

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Cycletec

    Similar Products Used:   Rhode Gear, Saris

    Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel

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