Pros & Cons
This review summary is for Allen Tension Bar Bicycle Cross-Bar Adaptor
The Allen Tension Bar rod is sturdy, easy to use and durable. It does its job well and is very useful for mounting hard-to-mount bike frames, such as full-suspension bikes, women's bikes, or other non-conventional designs on the car rack. It makes the process quick, simple, and safe. The bikes are secure even while cruising at highway speed.
The spring tension is quite strong and taut so it is advisable to watch out while mounting the bikes. It works well as the hook end is protected with a rubber coating however the opposite fork-end is bare metal. The slide pin can scratch the bike. Some people have used a quick fix by wrapping the ends with duct tape or cloth to cover the slide pin to protect from metal to metal contact.
All in all, the Allen top tube adaptor is a great product based on its functionality, durability and ease of use. It is the easiest way to load and transport bikes without having them mounted at a weird angle. This crossbar adapter is a good buy considering the price tag on the other high-end cross bar adaptors.
Amazon.com Rating: 4.30 stars from 301 reviews, Price: $16.96
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