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Review of Allen Tension Bar Bicycle Cross-Bar Adaptor
4.30 stars Very Good Form 179 Reviews
Reviewed on: October 31, 2012 Author:
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Pros & Cons


  • Holds women bikes well on the rack
  • Reasonably priced
  • Makes it easy to mount and remove bike from bike rack
  • Fits well on most bikes
  • Easy to use
  • Great product
  • Holds in place with little effort


  • Metal pin can scratch the bike
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Allen Tension Bar Bicycle Cross-Bar Adaptor. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.30 stars, and the price range is $15-$20.

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.

User Voice
Allen Tension Bar Bicycle Cross-Bar Adaptor
Holds in place with little effort Be cautious of the taut spring tension
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
4.50 stars
7 Reviews See Details
Works great Reasonably priced
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
4.50 stars
8 Reviews See Details
Easy to use Works great on children & women bikes
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
4.00 stars
14 Reviews See Details
Can cause rubbing damage in some bikes
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
4.00 stars
15 Reviews See Details
Great product
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
4.50 stars
16 Reviews See Details
Easy to use Holds the bike well on the rack
Review Group #: 6 Rating :
4.50 stars
18 Reviews See Details
Metal pin and coarse wire can scratch the bike
Review Group #: 7 Rating :
3.50 stars
21 Reviews See Details
Eases mounting for drop frame style bikes Makes women's bike fit better on the bike rack
Review Group #: 8 Rating :
4.50 stars
22 Reviews See Details
Very easy to intall on the bike
Review Group #: 9 Rating :
4.00 stars
27 Reviews See Details
Good product that allows to mount ladies bike to traditional bike rack
Review Group #: 10 Rating :
4.50 stars
31 Reviews See Details
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Rating : 4.30 stars Form 179 Reviews
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