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    1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

    Just received my 1up quick racks. I must say that pics do not do this rack justice! It is simply beautiful. Well engineered. I love looking at it. I also love the super low profile of the rack. With one rack on and folded up, I can still open the hatch. With two racks on and in the midway position i can open the hatch. Everything is as easy as the claims. I was able to install the rack and add on without reading the instructions in less than 3 minutes. The hitch connection is very secure. I think i'll put a lock on it still since i'm not fully sold that the hex key is theft proof and I don't want to take it on and off repeatedly.

    Price wise it is a little on the pricey side, especially since i can get a really good discount on yakima and thule products.

    I considered the following other racks before purchasing this for my 2010 Touareg TDI:
    Kuat NV
    Yakima Holdup
    Thule T2
    Saris Cycle On Pro

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    I agree. I have one and think it's fantastic.

    The best part is that it is so easy to put on - literally 30 seconds and the rack is mounted.

    I'm pretty confident in the anti theft provisions, but then I don't live in an area where people steal stuff in general and racks in particular. Someone here did a thing with a U lock that was very clean and trim.

    I love my 1Upusa rack.

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    This thread is useless without pics.





    Looks pretty slick. I like the fact that is is super low profile, and does not block the taillights or license place when unloaded. I got popped for obstructed license plate a couple years ago with my Performance X-Port rack.

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    Here's mine:









    and finally, tray options that can be either roof top or hitch mounted



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    1 up needs to lower their prices if they want to get more into the game IMO.
    I tried to convince a few of my friends to pony up for the system so we could share the add-on kits and car pool more but the Thule T2 is already more expensive than most people want to spend. The price point needs to come down closer to the T2.
    1up USA 2 bike carrier $300+200 = $500
    T2 2 bike carrier $350
    Not much in essence but that extra $150 has stopped 3 of my friends from buying the rack.

    I am aware the price gets closer with a 4 bike setup but we want to share the add-ons.
    I like the rack for sure but not enough over the T2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormvine
    1 up needs to lower their prices if they want to get into the game.
    Figured I'd fix your sentence. @ $300 to carry only 1 bike is way out of the market even though they do have a good design. Their web site is a bit clunky as well. If they hooked you up with two carriers for $300 I think they would make more money even if they made no other changes to the system.

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    To the current 1up rack owners: how well do larger (2.3-2.5) tires fit?

    Thanks!

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    There is nothing even close to this rack.

    Because I can use the modules for either AND both cards simultaneously - hitch and roof - it's cheaper. Besides that, I'm not interested in manhandling and then trying to store a 4 bike Thule or Yak. This one, I can put and take off the care in literally 30 seconds by myself - and so can my wife. So, for that, I was happy to pay a premium on the parts.

    I don't think they have any desire to get into a head to head competition with Yak or Thule. I also think they have made themselves a really nice business so far and their customer service is beyond first rate.

    If the 1upusa rack is too pricey, the Raxter racks are a very nice alternative.

    I'd have to check, but I think they would do ok with the larger tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80
    There is nothing even close to this rack.

    Because I can use the modules for either AND both cards simultaneously - hitch and roof - it's cheaper. Besides that, I'm not interested in manhandling and then trying to store a 4 bike Thule or Yak. This one, I can put and take off the care in literally 30 seconds by myself - and so can my wife. So, for that, I was happy to pay a premium on the parts.

    I don't think they have any desire to get into a head to head competition with Yak or Thule. I also think they have made themselves a really nice business so far and their customer service is beyond first rate.

    If the 1upusa rack is too pricey, the Raxter racks are a very nice alternative.

    I'd have to check, but I think they would do ok with the larger tires.

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    I have a couple of questions?
    Can your wife remove the rack without disassembly in its 4 bike configuration?
    Are you affiliated in any way with 1up?

    And for the record I can remove the Thule T2 in 30 seconds as well once I have the wrench in my hand.

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    People keep talking about the "cost" of the 1up rack and I wonder how often they have more than one bike on their rack? I know I have never *needed* to carry another bike since my partner doesn't ride and I usually ride alone. If my wider ever changes her mind then I'll buy an add on then. I had a roof rack and I only had a single tray on that, too. Doing the math, a complete roof setup was over $500 for a single bike setup. Doesn't seem too affordable, comparatively.

    Anyhow, I agree with the poster above that 1up USA seems to have established their niche and aren't too interested in competing directly with the big manufacturers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormvine
    I have a couple of questions?
    Can your wife remove the rack without disassembly in its 4 bike configuration?
    Yes, but ...

    It's not necessary. It takes less than 30 seconds to add or remove an extra module . We store them as separate pieces and use what we need when we need it. That's 30 seconds from the wall (or back to) in the garage to mounted on the car.

    Are you affiliated in any way with 1up?
    Nope other than being a customer. I found them on the internet and purchased one full price. For what it's worth, I can get Thule and Yakima stuff on pro discount and decided to buy 1UpUSA instead for which I get no discount. I simply feel it is the, bar none, the best rack out there - and it ought to be since it is the most expensive.

    And for the record I can remove the Thule T2 in 30 seconds as well once I have the wrench in my hand.
    Then you are a better man than I, Gunga Din.

    I also find storing the racks like the T2 and equivalent Yak to be a pain. Way too heavy. Way too awkward to manage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80
    Yes, but ...

    It's not necessary. It takes less than 30 seconds to add or remove an extra module . We store them as separate pieces and use what we need when we need it. That's 30 seconds from the wall (or back to) in the garage to mounted on the car.



    Nope other than being a customer. I found them on the internet and purchased one full price. For what it's worth, I can get Thule and Yakima stuff on pro discount and decided to buy 1UpUSA instead for which I get no discount. I simply feel it is the, bar none, the best rack out there - and it ought to be since it is the most expensive.



    Then you are a better man than I, Gunga Din.

    I also find storing the racks like the T2 and equivalent Yak to be a pain. Way too heavy. Way too awkward to manage.

    J.
    OK thanks for the info. I agree storing the T2 can be a pain if you haven't the space. I have a good place for mine so it's not an issue atm.
    My rack is on for 6mos of the year and stored the rest. I do like the modularity of the 1up rack for sure as I usually need a 3rd space not really a 4th. The cost increase isn't really huge per se but trying to convince my biking buddies to get the double so we can share add-ons has been futile and cannot commit to a 4 bike setup atm. Most people I know balk at the cost of the T2. Especially when you consider the added cost of the hitch itself if you don't already have one.
    I personally hope that 1up is not trying to stay in a small niche and can find a way to bring the costs down.

    @racerwad...
    99% of my use of my rack is with 2 people. And I usually need space for 3. Also, Do not forget that some folks need to purchase a hitch itself and will cost an extra $135-200.

    Enjoy the convenience of tray racks folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormvine
    OK thanks for the info. I agree storing the T2 can be a pain if you haven't the space. I have a good place for mine so it's not an issue atm.
    My rack is on for 6mos of the year and stored the rest. I do like the modularity of the 1up rack for sure as I usually need a 3rd space not really a 4th. The cost increase isn't really huge per se but trying to convince my biking buddies to get the double so we can share add-ons has been futile and cannot commit to a 4 bike setup atm. Most people I know balk at the cost of the T2. Especially when you consider the added cost of the hitch itself if you don't already have one.
    I personally hope that 1up is not trying to stay in a small niche and can find a way to bring the costs down.

    @racerwad...
    99% of my use of my rack is with 2 people. And I usually need space for 3. Also, Do not forget that some folks need to purchase a hitch itself and will cost an extra $135-200.

    Enjoy the convenience of tray racks folks.
    For me, I really value the easy on/off and easy storage. I only put my rack on for when I use it and it gets taken off as soon as we are done. If I left mine on for 6 months, I might feel differently.

    I do like having as many trays as I need when I need them.


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    People keep talking about the "cost" of the 1up rack and I wonder how often they have more than one bike on their rack?
    When doing an endurance race I may take three bikes with me to have backups available. Even for XC races I may have two bikes for two different classes, including SS. But 90% of the time you are correct, one bike is all I carry.

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    I usually have more than one bike but it varies from 1-4 with 2 and 3 being most common.

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    crux and wormvine- You two need a lesson in economics. Plenty of people are buying their racks. If you don't feel that the product is worth the cost then don't buy it, that's how it works. Spend $150 less on your Yak/Thule, and then buy another one in a few years when the plastic is cracking and the bolts are all rusted.

    There isn't a single piece of plastic on the thing. I had yakima roof racks on my Jeep, and after a couple years in Oregon most of the exposed metal is rusted. The 1up is aluminum and stainless. In addition to attaching to car quickly, the bikes mount super duper fast. When I get to the lot I take my bike off and throw a leg over and I'm on the trail. When I get back in the cold rain, I don't stand there messing with wheels and straps, just throw it on the rack and I'm out before my friends have even managed to weave the strap between the spokes. Its probably half the weight of the Yakima, with the option of running one bike which is nice for me because most of the time its me and the dog. You can very easily take it off, fold it up, and stick it in the trunk so some f@cktard doesn't hit it. However, I had left mine on and someone did hit it and 1up is sending me the replacement part for free.

    In the grand scheme of money I have spent on this hobby, this rack is well worth the extra $150. I bet if I factor in the 10 minutes/trip I save using this rack... at an average engineering consulting fee I make that $150 back in less than 6 months. No question.
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    How far apart are the trays? With my T2, I like keeping them really far apart (and slightly un-centered) to avoid the handlebar-seat clash. That's why I don't like the others that have a fixed distance. I like the 1UP but raising lowering the adjustable posts (at base; not just the seat) is a pain. The trays are not at the same height- maybe that helps some?

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    The trays are also very long. You can move the bikes back and forth. There is no issue with the bikes interfering with each other.

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    When I tried one last year, it did not fit my 29er well at all- was too low down on the wheel. A little upward lifting force would let the bike release from the rack. Have they lengthened the arms or anything?

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    I don't know. You'd have to give them a call. The change would be simple.

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    Those are Kenda Nevegal 2.2 29ers in my pics. It says 2.2 but they're fatter than my Rampage 2.35. There is room to spare on each side. The bike seems pretty solid in there to me... granted I have not really yanked on it to try and break it loose. I have a hard time imagining the bike coming out of them under any reasonable transportation scenario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerwad
    People keep talking about the "cost" of the 1up rack and I wonder how often they have more than one bike on their rack? I know I have never *needed* to carry another bike since my partner doesn't ride and I usually ride alone. If my wider ever changes her mind then I'll buy an add on then. I had a roof rack and I only had a single tray on that, too. Doing the math, a complete roof setup was over $500 for a single bike setup. Doesn't seem too affordable, comparatively.

    Anyhow, I agree with the poster above that 1up USA seems to have established their niche and aren't too interested in competing directly with the big manufacturers.

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    I hardly ever transport FEWER than 3 bikes, sometimes up to 5 in my vehicle. So for me, I'm looking at $300 for the base, and then another $600 for 3 more add-ons. I'm sorry, but that's just not worth $900. Yes its slick, easy to use, no plastic, etc., but I'd rather spend the extra $$ on bike parts or gear. A T2 rack with the 2 bike add-on is almost $300 cheaper.

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    Good to know- I am looking for a third rack of this type (tray-type) and this one looks interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnlwthrn
    I hardly ever transport FEWER than 3 bikes, sometimes up to 5 in my vehicle. So for me, I'm looking at $300 for the base, and then another $600 for 3 more add-ons. I'm sorry, but that's just not worth $900. Yes its slick, easy to use, no plastic, etc., but I'd rather spend the extra $$ on bike parts or gear. A T2 rack with the 2 bike add-on is almost $300 cheaper.
    And difficult to put on and take off easily. For us, that would mean it wouldn't get used. There is no way my wife can put on the T2 for 4 bikes by herself. I believe that weighs near 80lbs.

    So, what is cheaper? The rack that that costs more that gets used all the time or the cheaper one that never gets used because of it's size and weight?

    It's not worth it to you.

    Which one would you buy if money were not an issue at all?

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    Well, that's a question I'd LOVE to have to answer. But until money is not an issue, I'll stick with my statement above.

    Like I said, it is a slick rack with lots of positives. I just don't see a 4 bike version of it being worth $900.

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    If money weren't an issue, which is the better rack?

    That doesn't mean you have to buy one. Just which do you see as better from a feature perspective?

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    To be honest, I think the 1Up rack could be awesome. However, I've not had a chance to actually use it. On the other hand, I've used the T2 rack quite a bit and feel comfortable with its design. The question of how well the 1Up rack holds the bikes is still in my mind, and probably won't be answered without actual experience with it.

    The issue of installing and removing it is probably the biggest potential problem, but I haven't had any issues with the weight of the T2.

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    I'd like to see them reduce the cost too but I'd guess that means China mfg instead of in WI.

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    Instead of starting another redundant thread I just wanted to echo the sentiments of the other 1up owners now that I've finally gotten mine.

    In a word, the rack is: amazing. Its fit and finish is lightyears ahead of my Thule roof products and the Saris and Yakima hitch racks I've seen with my two eyes. I can't compare it to the Kuat. I doubt that they are as light or well built.

    Cost is definitely an issue if you know you'll be carrying more than one (and esp painful if you need to carry four). Personally, I saved money by going with the 1up since I don't need more capacity. In the short-term, my Honda Fit has plenty of internal capacity to carry another bike or two and the riders to ride them.

    FWIW, YMMV, etc, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80

    and finally, tray options that can be either roof top or hitch mounted



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    Do they sell a kit for that? Can not find one.

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    Mkey, parted with $299 for the first tray, will wait on their answer about the roof capable extension. That is exactly what is needed, as my R-class does not have a hitch, and I only occasionally would need a roof rack on it. Main rack will live on Odyssey.

    I like the fact that I can use it with only a single lightweight tray and quickly detach it and throw into car if not in use. Semi-permanent heavy racks did not appeal to me.

    So i would need a roof-mountable tray, and foldable tray in addition.. Pricy, but seems quite worth it.
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    Mine was the first production one. They were going to offer them on the website. I'm sure you can get it just by calling them. Now THAT's customer service in my book.

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    i think when you add in the cost of locks for the t2 arms and the hitch lock the prices are much closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoutcat
    i think when you add in the cost of locks for the t2 arms and the hitch lock the prices are much closer.
    They do not seem to be directly comparable, from what I understood. I have tried to play with T2 and other, and did not enjoy the handling and storage. Not very concerned with weight, I am sufficiently strong, but the logistics of taking it off and storing.. And I want my wife to be able to take it off - and she is not a weightlifter..

    If I get this roof mountable tray, this will more then cover the price difference. I was ready to order Yakima Highroller in addition to a hitch rack for our van. Now that i would need to bring my daughters bike in addition with mine..

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    I agree with the handling and storage aspects. I've used a Saris and Yakima hitch racks. They held the bikes fine but were more of a pain than the 1up to remove, store, and reinstall.

    I also dig the blue and red anodization on some of the components. Very NASA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    Do they sell a kit for that? Can not find one.
    I have been bugging them every few months on when the roof mount version will be available, and they keep saying they are working on them. Latest update said May.

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    Really.

    I mean, I have them right now. Hmm.

    My feedback to them was to create a better rack to tray interface. The one they have nowi is fine, but it's a little fiddly to attach. It's the standard bolts with a plate around the bar kind of mount. They are pretty intent on mechanical design and perhaps they are looking at something that is easier to mount and faster. Not a huge deal either way, but would be nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wankel
    I have been bugging them every few months on when the roof mount version will be available, and they keep saying they are working on them. Latest update said May.
    Latest update said June. Dang. Oh, fine, will do with one tray for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1up USA
    We are waiting for the long tray material to arrive so we can make the roof trays. Check back in June we should have it available then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    Latest update said June. Dang. Oh, fine, will do with one tray for now.

    That, and they apparently want to jack up the price a bit on that version.. That's annoying, I have assumed it would not cost any more.

    Waiting for my base rack to arrive on Tuesday.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1up USA
    We are still working on the price so we can't accept a advanced order.

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    How much more do they want to charge?

    Presuming it's reasonable, there would be added cost. They have to drill and machine the slots in the bottom of the tray for mounting on the bars and there is the hardware kit that you need to physically mount it to the bars. Otherwise it requires the same identical hardware as for the hitch rack. So there is considerably additional changes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80
    How much more do they want to charge?

    Presuming it's reasonable, there would be added cost. They have to drill and machine the slots in the bottom of the tray for mounting on the bars and there is the hardware kit that you need to physically mount it to the bars. Otherwise it requires the same identical hardware as for the hitch rack. So there is considerably additional changes.

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    But then you do not have a folding mechanism.

    Don't know; if they jack it up it would be much less of a deal. I kinda assumed based on your story that it would be the same.

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    So what's the verdict with these and their compatibility with 29r's?
    Are bikes just as secure as they would be on a Thule T2 or Yakima?

    Any one have any issues with similar size bikes or say a road bike and mountain bike interfering with each other because of spacing?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by eman2
    So what's the verdict with these and their compatibility with 29r's?
    Are bikes just as secure as they would be on a Thule T2 or Yakima?

    Any one have any issues with similar size bikes or say a road bike and mountain bike interfering with each other because of spacing?

    Thanks
    I don't know if you are asking two separate questions about compatibility and security, but I can answer the latter. I had a Sidearm roof rack (which has the same securing mechanism as the T2) and this is far better. That isn't to say the T2 is bad, because it isn't. It's just that this one is better. There is some wiggle due rotation around the headset but it's really minimal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racerwad
    To the current 1up rack owners: how well do larger (2.3-2.5) tires fit?

    Thanks!
    Ordered them to fit my Fatbike...3.7" tires. They came w/ wider spacing and an extension to fit the effective 29" wheel (fits my regular 26 and 29er's fine too)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    But then you do not have a folding mechanism.

    Don't know; if they jack it up it would be much less of a deal. I kinda assumed based on your story that it would be the same.
    The only difference between folding and non-folding is cutting the tray. That's it. They both bolt on in the same places with the same hardware. The tray for mounting on the roof then is machined more to mate up with the roof mount kit.

    I can't remember what it cost, but I bought the extra mount kit to mount the trays to the bars. Couldn't have been much because I don't recall the cost.

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    I just got one of these racks and I'm very happy with the rack itself. I had it shipped to Canada through UPS and got dinged with like a $70 UPS brokerage fee not including taxes. If your ordering from Canada I would suggest calling and asking them to ship through USPS or something other than UPS. Seemed like a pretty steep 'brokerage fee' to me. Live and learn I guess, racks great though!
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    29er FYI....I asked about the arms being 29er friendly and Cal told me they now can ship the rack with longer arms that work well with 29ers. Just have to specify it on the order form, in the comments section. The longer arms will work with the other tires sizes as well.

    I'm thinking that this is the rack I'm going with....over the Raxter and the Kuat NV.....
    Wally

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    It's a great rack and Cal is extremely helpful and flexible.

    J.

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    Got my base rack. Bolted on Drawtite in the morning, with my 20month old holding tools and getting under the Odyssey with me to his mother's disquietude.

    I should say that all other tray racks are cheese, glad I researched this before following the crowd to Kuat or Thule T2. Difference of being able to just hook it up in under a minute - or fold it back and store it in a car when the bikes are off - is critical. Ability to have just one tray on is extremely convenient.

    It seems that in the long run it should be easy to maintain and repair if need arises.

    Now I am bummed a bit that I did not know about availability of longer arms - and the delay of roof top compatible item. Well, at least I have a chance to order 29r compatible roof-top compatible addition.

    As an engineer I am not sure about the main bolt that tray halves pivot around. But I guess that is good enough.

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