Thule Mission Control Older Bike Rack

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)


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Thule Mission Control


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Peter McHenry a Cross Country Rider from Littleton

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2001

Strengths:    We have four bikes. Two do not have crossbars. The Mission Controls attachment using the crank and petals worked fine. One issue, you have to remove all kickstands.

Weaknesses:    My F350 CrewCab pickup on interstates beats the daylights out of the Mission Control rack. I have had two fail at highway speeds. The weld between the base and the bike supports peels away. I'm glad I had tied the bikes down in addition to the crank attachment.

Bottom Line:   
For SUV or family cars the Mission Control seems fine, BUT on real truck and/or rough roads this product is not safe with four mountain bikes!

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Falcon

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Erehwno

Similar Products Used:   None.


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Kavenator a Cross-Country Rider from Pittsburgh

Date Reviewed: June 2, 1999

Strengths:    
Beefy, Easy to dis/assemble, Bikes fit w/o removing wheels, Come with locks, Fits in the tunk of my Miata!!!


Weaknesses:    
Some parts are clearly inferior, but Thule probably did not design it to be removed and replaced almost every day,


Bottom Line:   
This is THE IDEAL hitch for a Miata. It is incredibly strong, does not touch the car body, and leaves plenty of trunk room. When i'm not using it, it fits snugly in the trunk along with my camelbak, helmet, shoes, and other gear.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
3 Strap on rack designs and one hitch rack (it broke with bikes on it)


Bike Setup:   
1.25 inch hitch and a Miata

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Art a Cross-Country Rider from Adirondack Mtns., N.Y.

Date Reviewed: April 19, 1999

Bottom Line:   
The Mission Control is the base that attaches to the receiver hitch on your vehicle. You can get it in 2 or 1.25 versions, according to the size of your hitch. It's strong and looks good and there's a lock that comes with it. Then you can attach any of the Thule Docking Stations to carry bikes, skis, whatever. It has a hydraulic pivot system so you can move it out of the way, with the bikes still mounted, so you can open your trunk or hatch. We have the 2 version for our SUV. The neat thing is, when we need a 1.25 mount for the car, we won't have to buy a entire new bike rack for it. Just get the 1.25 Mission Control unit and take the Docking Station 925 off the truck, put it on the car and you're ready to go. It's the best set-up I've seen out there, and mates well with the Docking Stations. Easy set-up and use, too.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Rhode Gear, other cheap racks.


Bike Setup:   
Cannondale Super V 900, Trek 7000 SX.

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I want to upgrade my lyrik r solo air on my 2012 enduro. So, I read a lot of thread on the subject. I'm think I'll upgrade to the mission control dh. The problem is that I can't find the dh dual flow rebound on the internet as everyone suggest. It seems like it's unavailable everywhere. So my questi ... Read More »

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Mission Control vs. Mission Control DH

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Mission Control DH damper questions

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