Top positive review
17 people found this helpful
on 19 October 2013
If this rack is in your price range and all you are wondering about is quality I would say buy it, I would be very, very surprised if you were disappointed.
I looked at various racks before purchasing this one but all previous racks looked rather flimsy compared to this item.
I have a Ford Mondeo and write from this perspective.
This rack is very solid with two main contact points, one just below the number plate and the second on the top of boot. Each contact point has large sponge feet which protect your vehicle.
The two arms can be set at 4 different angles and can as the info states hold three bikes.
Two adjustable straps fit under boot/just below number plate, two more fit top of rear windscreen and two further straps fit off to the sides by rear lights. Once fitted the item is very secure and I had no issues getting the clips to fit where they were meant to.
This item comes fully assembled which saves a lot of time. Instructions are simple and clear. I read them once and was able to fit the rack without referring to them again. In fact it would not be too difficult to fit this item without even looking at the instructions at all.
This item can be fitted in easily and simply in 10mins
Once fitted I loaded by bike and as recommend adjusted the straps to allow for the weight of the bike. I then used the central restraining strap to hold the bike in place. I had to use a couple of bungee cords to hold the wheel of my bike in place, but I would have done that for extra security any way.
After driving for 30mins I checked my bike and nothing had shifted at all.
All in all I am very pleased and glad I spent the extra money.
I have now had the chance to use this rack on a 100mile journey carrying two cycles. Even after speeds of 70mph on motorway everything was a solid as it was when I started the journey and when driving nothing gave me cause for concern.
I would recommend this rack without hesitation.
I did have a query and emailed Hollywood info. I had a reply within 15mins so manufacturer/distributor was spot on too.
Further more ordered Wednesday evening, arrived Friday.....can't ask for more than that.