Lasted me years
I have had this viper rack for about 9-10 years now and it still works as well as the day I got it. I have only taken it off my suby 1x to change into my new suby. Other than that it has bared the extreme cold winters in Wisconsin and Minnesota fine and I have never had a problem with it. What I like about it is the nice simple design; no flare. Keeping it simple is Yakima's strong suite. It is easy to lock up and easy to get a fork in and out. I bought a hurricane converter for my Cannondale flash which has a lefty fork and ti works just as good as a traditional fork.