a Cross Country Rider
from Albany NY USA
Date Reviewed: July 15, 2011
Strengths: If it has any strengths I don't know, couldn't get past the weaknesses.
Weaknesses: Doesn't fit Thule aero bars, doesn't work with mountain bike forks.
So I go to attach this to Thule aero bars only to find that the two mounting screws up front are too long. I call Thule and they admit they are aware of the problem so they send me 4 washers to take up the slack (2 per bolt). I get the washers only to find out it needs 3 washers per bolt. Really guys??? You're engineers haven't caught these problems. So I finally get it installed (with extra washers) only to find that the skewer is so big that it hits the fork before it tightens, thus there is no way this will work with my fork. I have a normal Fox fork so I suspect it probably won't work with many mountain forks. So I guess if you have the square bars and a road bike this might work, otherwise stay away. I don't know what happened to Thule, they used to make a quality product, not anymore.
a Weekend Warrior
from Round Rock, TX
Date Reviewed: January 10, 2010
Strengths: Everything you need in one box at a great price! Easy to install and looks great on top of my Pathfinder.
Weaknesses: Vague instructions, but if you're mechanically inclined it should be a piece of cake.
I went online searching for another Rocky Mounts Noose SL to compliment my other on for my factory roof rack. I came across www.orsracksdirect.com and looked through their "red hot returns" and found a real bargain on the Thule 515. I could not find many reviews on the rack, but pulled the trigger anyway. I ended up getting the rack for $125 shipped after a 10% coupon and free shipping. There was no indication that the rack I had received had been used in anyway. Everything was still bagged and looked brand new.
I've got a reasonably heavy 6 inch travel bike, about 32 lbs. I purchased a Thule Prologue roof rack thinking it would be adequate for my rig. This rack was a total mess. I was too tempted by the low price (about $100 MSRP) and figured its a Thule rack, its gotta be decent. It was wasn't. My bi ... Read More »
I'm about to pull the trigger on one of these, awesome deal for less than $100. I was hoping someone could tell me how stable this rack is with a 34 lb bike on it with a Fork Up 20 mm axle adapter. Its seems solid but the "budget" MSRP makes me a little apprehensive about putting my bike on it.
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I've updated the map to refect some significant changes.... New flume trails, more accurate single track locations and technical section added. Bigger map [URL="http://www.racemtb.com/images/2011/2011PrisonRodeoXC_XL.jpg"]HERE[/URL]. [B]Course includes[/B]: Fire break roads, gravel roads, sweeping s ... Read More »
Come see our NEW July issue of Peak Region Cyclist now printed on environmentally friendly paper and more pages!!
This will also be the first day of the Tour de France....aka "Ze Prologue". This is always one of the most exciting days of the Tour and fun for all to watch.
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I bundled up the munchkins on a chilly Saturday and headed to the Capitol grounds to check out the Type A Euro elitist drug abusers clog up traffic downtown. I thought critical mass happens on the last Friday of the month...
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