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    1UPUSA Failures?

    Just got my 1UP rack and this thing looks great. A real work of US made machined art. Although it looks fantastic, nothing is perfect. Has anyone had any experience with a bike falling off this rack? I'm betting the only issues one might have would be caused by neglecting to periodically check tightness of bolts. In other words, the human factor.

    However, there are a lot of nuts/bolts/fasteners on this rack and I have to think that there may be certain things that I need to pay particular attention to in order to prevent a bike from tumbling off the rack. FWIW, I will haul everything from road bikes to our Fatbikes on this rack (I bought the Fatbike spacer kit)
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    I have only heard of one. The single bolt holding the vertical arms to the lock arms failed.

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    Why don't you ask in the existing thread?

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    Redundancy is always a good idea. I use a strap holding the rack to the car (down at the receiver), and I take 3 seconds to wrap one of these thru my bike wheel and a 1UP arm.

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