Rated 5 out of
Quick an easy installation and sharp looking.This is a very good looking bicycle rack, it is incredibly sturdy and well built. Even the Yakima sticker is a high quality reflector. Every consideration was taken when they designed this thing. I have bought cheap bicycle carriers and they end up damaging your vehicle or bicycles.
It is not the lightest or smallest but it is very sturdy and inspires confidence, so much that I drove my car like a maniac through twisty roads and some cobble stone streets and my bikes were fine, and more importantly, not a scratch to my trunk.
What I do is that I apply spray on wax to the areas where the surfaces of the carrier will touch the paint, and I make sure the rubber surfaces of the carrier and also the trunk itself is very clean. I clean everything first with Windex and a microfiber cloth.
I assume that carrying road bicycles is easy, but I have girls and wife, and their bicycles are cruisers, so they are odd shaped and large. Even so I was able to fit all three, although you do need one of the Yakima bars made for odd shape bicycles.
Make sure to visit the REI website stated on the manual to use the correct setting for the angle, I had it wrong at first, it was a lot better when using the suggested one (2 for a KIA Optima).