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SeaSuckerTalon Bike Rack

$299.00

Item # SSQ000B

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Description

Why We Like The Talon Bike Rack

SeaSucker's best-selling roof rack for a reason, the Talon Bike Rack is a workhorse carrier that fits just about any vehicle thanks to the three vacuum cups (each rated up to 210-pound pull-strength) that secure themselves to your roof, trunk, or back glass in minutes, and without leaving a mark. This fork-mount style rack employs a rear-wheel strap to secure your bike's back tire, while the 1/2-inch thick HDPE body bolsters strength and durability, ensuring a smooth ride to and from the trailhead. SeaSucker also included a spare mount in case one of yours goes missing, as well as a five-gram bottle of Lube Tube to keep your vacuum pump well maintained.

  • Best-selling bike roof rack in SeaSucker's lineup
  • Vacuum cup base safely attaches to your roof, trunk, or glass
  • Heavy-duty HDPE fork-mount for 9mm dropouts
  • Holds one bicycle weighing up to 45 pounds
  • Rear-wheel strap secures the back tire
  • Includes crank arm strap, spare mount, and vacuum Lube Tube

Tech Specs
Bike Capacity1 (up to 45lb)
Compatibilitymetal, glass, or fiberglass surfaces
Locks Includedno
Part NumberBT1004
Activitytravel, bike
Manufacturer Warrantylimited lifetime

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Limited use so far but positive results.

I have used this twice so far, both trips 4 hours plus. It works fine but it is hard to trust at first. I found myself stopping a couple of times to check for Orange. Good alternative to a full roof rack and less expensive. This was mounted to a Ford Fusion. I did not mount it to the sunroof but slightly behind. Rear wheel was mounted to the rear window. I have used it only with my road bike, Cannondale Evo Super 6. I have not used tried my mountain bike. I had speeds up to 85 and mostly cruised at 75. So I am pleased. I left it on my car for 10 days and had to pump the plungers a few times. I like that it is easy to take on and off.

>Rating:

They updated the model and it now comes with their HUSKE fork mount. Which means you just need to order the plugs for a thru axle Instead of the plugs and replacement HUSKE mount. Is this the updated model?

>Rating:

Better than a roof rack

I used to have a roof rack on my GLI but purchased a GTI last year and didn't want to mount the rack. I went with SeaSucker after seeing another GTI owner with one who said it was fantastic. It's a little scary to use at first but I've taken it on the interstate up to 85mph. I still corner gently and try to keep speeds around 75 for prolonged use but I trust it at highway speeds. I bike at least once a week and travel around 25-60 minutes one way with it. I haven't tested longer than an hour. I'm looking at a mini-bomber now for 2 bike transport. Go for it!

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Thanks for your review. Wondering, does your GTI have a sunroof where the rack is suctioned?

>Rating: 2

Great idea, bad execution

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I’ve used the talon for both my road and mountain bikes for about three months and while a great idea, I can’t suggest this product after a failure that resulted in damage to my car. After three months of use the rear wheel suction cup failed resulting in my chainring scratching and denting the roof of my car. After the failure I do not trust this rack to hold my bikes. SeaSucker’s customer service has been horrible to deal with as well, so don’t count on their “lifetime warranty” covering anything. Thankfully Backcountry has some of the best customer service in the business.

Could you please provide more information on the nature of failure?

>Rating: 5

Works perfect for my MINI

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Well built and easy to use/store. The seasucker mount was a much cheaper and easier option for transporting my bike with my MINI. The crank strap is a nice addition, because it keeps the crank from rotating into the roof of the vehicle.

Well
>Rating: 5

Bought it for my MB Sprinter

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I saw this for sale when the Amgen Tour of California came through Laguna Seca. I don't usually make spur-of-the-moment purchases but they had it set up on a car at their booth and on sale so I went for it. My Roadtrek Agile (on a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van chassis) interior is not too roomy and this gets the bike (minus the front wheel) mounted vertically to the back of the camper (hanging off the window). It allows me to open the camper rear door while the bike is attached which my receiver mounted rack would not do. The bike is held rock solid instead of bouncing around a bit as it did with the hitch mounted rack. I do keep the rear camera on just to keep an eye on my bike when I travel but this thing works great! It will also work on my SUV which doesn't have a receiver for a hitch. Bottom line - I love this setup. The CONs are that it holds one bike only but not an issue for me. Also when I stop for a meal on the road I park where I can keep an eye on my bike. This rack is easy to pop off the car IF you know what you're doing.

>Rating: 5

Better than expected

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I use it on a variety of cars, including a Porsche 911 with a sunroof. Sad to admit it, but I crashed into a garage door using it on another car. The carbon bike frame snapped in half, the garage door was bent, and the Seasucker and attached parts didn't move a millimeter. I left it attached for the entire winter in the unheated garage in Central PA and it was still holding strong in March. Mine is 4 years old and has no signs of wear. It takes about 30 seconds to set up so if security is an issue just take it off and stash it in the car while you ride.