Technical Info

There are 6 straps altogether to ensure that the rack is securely held in position - 2 straps hook onto the top of the vehicle's rear door, 2 straps hook onto either side of the rear door and 2 hook onto the bottom of the rear door. All of the gutter hooks are plastic coated to safeguard the vehicle's paintwork. The rubber pressure pads provided are also there as a safeguard.

 

The Strap On Rack has adjustable top arms so that it can fit saloons, hatchbacks, estates, people carriers and other flat backed vehicles and it is also the only rack of its kind which has height adjustable cycle support arms. The length of the cycle support arms can be adjusted, which enables the height at which the cycles are carried to be either raised or lowered. 

 

It may not be appropriate to fit gutter hooks to cars with glass hatches where the hooks would rest on the glass.

 

To enable you to still fit the Strap On Rack to such vehicles, Strap On Window Attachments can be purchased as an extra. These are dumb bell type attachments, which fit inside your boot and rest on the inside of the rear door glass. If they are required, this will be noted in the comments field.

 

Strap On Racks are often not suitable for variants of models that have spoilers. If you are unsure please contact us for assistance.

 

You may need to purchase a lighting unit if the bike rack prevents your number plate and back lights from being seen by other road users.

 

We recommend that the bikes placed on the rack weigh no more than 15 kg each.

 

With any bike rack that touches car paintwork there will always be a small risk of scuffing.

 

For an alternative that holds the bikes separately in individual fittings, see our Strap On Wheel Support Rack

 

Rack Capacity - 3 bikes.