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    Quote Originally Posted by allroy71 View Post
    Well I did the calculations below. This is the gas savings I would get if I didn't drive around with my old Yakima bike rack.

    My car gets about 30mpg on freeway driving. In this scenario, I am mainly freeway driving. More speed, more wind resistance. Anyways, leave my Yakima rack on without a bike, I am getting 27mpg.

    My tank is about 14 gallons.

    No rack. 30x14=420 miles on one tank.
    With rack and no bike 27x14=378 miles on one tank.

    420-378=42 mile difference. I am losing over one gallon of gas for every tank, which is about $4.35. Not horrible, but not energy efficient.
    Now if I stuck to city traffic, my savings would probably be less. But I am pretty sure I would lose about 1-2mpg.

    Just one of the benefits of using a removable rack.
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    So, if I did that right, that pays back in 28,000 miles of driving with your bike on the car since I presume you are taking this off your car when not transporting your bike.

    Or more precisely, 26K miles for the single version and 36K miles for the dual version.

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    I love the Idea of the Sea-Sucker, and wanted to use them. My main concern was not the sea sucker, but the window. My car has a large piece of glass and we were concerned with it detaching from the rest of the hatch. I wouldn't want to attach it to the roof, as it could scratch the paint and there has been a recall already of the roof delaminating from the frame with no outside help.
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    I'm worried about the window also. Not sure about all that force on a window.

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    From what ive seen windows are put on pretty solid. Even when I have gotten a windshield or rear windshield replaced, it usually takes two of those guys to try and pop it out. But that might be something you ask around and see how much actual force it takes to remove your window.

    If you have had recalls on the roof, I can see why your leery or putting it up there. My Mini has a softer roof than any of my other cars but still handle the bikes like a champ.

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    Can you get these somwhere in europe? Shipping cost from US is ridiculous when buying straight from seasucker.

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    Did you try carbonconnection.com? Thats where I got mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 426h View Post
    Can you get these somwhere in europe? Shipping cost from US is ridiculous when buying straight from seasucker.
    where do you need them shipped to? Email me and i can give you a quote

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    just got mine in the mail, pretty excited to try it out.

    also sub'd to read through thread later

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    Btw, MTBR was awesome enough to give me a tshirt for my seasucker review. Still using them, so convenient and useful

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    gc4rr - looking fwd to your review. Probably going to get one myself soon.

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    Seasucker Savings

    I love the idea of these, removable, reusable on any car (more or less) and saves petrol/gas. I have a small car and since I installed Thule bars and 2 Yakima racks two things have happened: I get 100km less on a fill (350km down from 450km); and above 60kph the noise from the racks (without a bike) is horrendous. I worked out the racks will pay for themselves in less than one year.

    I've searched a lot for postings of catastrophic failures and I can't find any. Has anyone? The redundancy of multiple suckers is a great feature so I can't see safety being a real issue. Sure, one may fail or lose vacuum from time to time but how long would you actually leave them on your car without checking them? I give my Thule racks a shake now and again to check them out for example.

    Off to the shop to get some this week. There is a mini-bomber with my name on it.

    Of course the only problem now is how to easily find my car in the huge Malaysian parking lots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggersilhouette View Post
    I love the idea of these, removable, reusable on any car (more or less) and saves petrol/gas. I have a small car and since I installed Thule bars and 2 Yakima racks two things have happened: I get 100km less on a fill (350km down from 450km); and above 60kph the noise from the racks (without a bike) is horrendous. I worked out the racks will pay for themselves in less than one year.

    I've searched a lot for postings of catastrophic failures and I can't find any. Has anyone? The redundancy of multiple suckers is a great feature so I can't see safety being a real issue. Sure, one may fail or lose vacuum from time to time but how long would you actually leave them on your car without checking them? I give my Thule racks a shake now and again to check them out for example.

    Off to the shop to get some this week. There is a mini-bomber with my name on it.

    Of course the only problem now is how to easily find my car in the huge Malaysian parking lots!
    Just make sure the suction cups are a little damp before you stick them on the car.
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    Yeah I just put a little spay bottle in my cars for that. Works perfect. I have put them on dry and still hold but I have never gone too far this way just a quick ride to the trail. I mostly always dampen them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traildawg View Post
    Seasucker will have the ability to adapt Yakima and Thule products in the future. We should have some pics for you down the road.
    Did this ever happen? Love the idea but also like platform racks where I can both wheels on. Thanks!

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    You can definately modify them. All it takes is a 1/4 machine screw. I sold my Thule Big Mouth Racks if not I would test it out. Here is my Thule Snowboard racks modified.




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    Sea sucker

    I have a sea sucker and love it. only failure i had was having it sucked to my front windshield and turning on the wiper, wiper broke and the cup didn't even move haha. The sea sucker got me back riding again. Got this car didn't want a roof rack or hitch or anything on it. Found the sea sucker went for it and never looked back. I have tested this thing like crazy. I drive all highway to ride holding a about 75 no prob. I just wet the car dry with micro fiber cloth then apply. Commute to trail take bike off then sea suckers off put them in the trunk. I then ride and come back reapply suckers them put the bike on then back home. The only failure i read about is that someone had the sea sucker cup get messed up but not using the orange PROTECTIVE covers while they left it in the car for about a month while on vacation . I personally wouldn't leave my sea suckers in the car for days on end it get hot in the car, plus thats what the PROTECTIVE covers are for. I agree they are not cheap but neither are truck rack or hitchs or roof racks. It was the cheapest by far from the choices i had for my car. The best part is no marks and its not car specific. Hope other ppl give the sea suckers a chance its a good product i have had mine for like 6 months and glad to have it
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    yea maybe could make a rack for carrying luggage to the air port )

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    or maybe a rack for the in-laws

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    Hmmm. Wonder if I could get one of these to work on my S2000 to haul my 29er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitet777 View Post
    Hmmm. Wonder if I could get one of these to work on my S2000 to haul my 29er.
    I would measure the wheel base of the 29er and see if u could place it on the windsheild and the back tire on the roof. If u need any help let me know

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    Did a test fit on the S2000 last night. No way would it work. Not even close. Chainring will hit for sure.

    BTW, a S2000 is a convertible so putting anything on the roof or windows won't work either.

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    Has anyone installed this on a new Camaro. I would to be able to drive my car and haul my bike at the same time.

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    You left the convertible part out. Maybe you could do something with the top down.like windscreen the front tire and the back on the trunk? I don't have the measurements. Or the front tire on the passenger dash and back tire on the trunk with the top down also. When I store my sea suckers I some times just suck it to a wall and leave it.

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    ... and if we just ... maiden voyage

    Saw this on "mikeshoutouts". Seemed perfect for what i was looking for.

    Had an 8hr round trip to get my bike. First 4 i stuck them to the area i would be using to see how they did. Kind of a control. Spent a few days doing other things with the rack in a box.

    Next 4 was moment of truth. High winds, 70mph. X4 hrs. Worked flawlessly. Kept an eye on them through my sunroof. No issues what so ever.

    Advice:

    Clean the location. Use a bit of moisture. Going to pack a spray bottle to prep the sites w/ visible water.

    Keep the spare sucion cup with you.

    USE THE PROTECTIVE COVERS THEY GIVE YOU WHEN NOT IN USE. Make sure they are on well when not in use. Saddly i think the single cup protector must have worked its way off. Found it resting on another. Long story short, just the weight of the single cup caused a small misshapen area. Suction needs a uniform seal. And this half millimeter area ruined the entire seal. I hope it reforms. But brought the spare cup, whipped out the Philips head, and done. Very very very easy.

    Going to write the company and see what they say about a replacement. Never hurts. Im not one to sue over hot coffee, but would be nice if they make it well known to use the covers when not in use. Or if the cup edge will reform over time.

    Will let you know.

    Result of first test: B+. (Only give this because im still nervous)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbltap View Post
    Result of first test: B+. (Only give this because im still nervous)
    I bought the Talon last year when I owned a Chevy HHR. I recently got a small pickup and use the same SeaSucker Rack. I can only fit 2 cups on the rear window at anytime; even with only those two cups (and on one occasion only one) my bike has made it safely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbltap View Post
    Going to write the company and see what they say about a replacement. Never hurts. Im not one to sue over hot coffee, but would be nice if they make it well known to use the covers when not in use. Or if the cup edge will reform over time.
    I believe they do make it known to make sure and use the covers when not in use at least thats what it said on my instructions with the mini bomber. I have had mine for about 4 months now and people at the trailheads always ask me what kind of rack it is. Also if you need a replacement cup because one is damaged its only like 12 bucks I think when you send the old one back.

    On another note, I have the upgraded fork mounts on mine and one of them just came totally apart without misuse. I wrote em, called em and left a message and nothing. Mind you I live in the Utah so when I would remember to call they would be closed already. But I never heard back from them which is a bit annoying. Well finally today I remember to call while they are open for business and got an answer right away. If this is any indication of their CS then its pretty crappy that they dont return calls and emails. But if you get them while they are there then guess you will be helped right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitet777 View Post
    Did a test fit on the S2000 last night. No way would it work. Not even close. Chainring will hit for sure.

    BTW, a S2000 is a convertible so putting anything on the roof or windows won't work either.
    Put it on the Hood & Windshield

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    Put it on the Hood & Windshield
    Huge respect if I saw someone rolling up to the trailhead with their bike on the hood.
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    Decided to sell my Boofsquire hatch rack (designed solely for the Nissan Z) and buy a SeaSucker Talon. My SeaSucker Talon came with the upgraded Delta Hitch Pro fork mount which is very easy and quick to use. Just had to buy a padlock (visible in image #2) which provides some security. The Delta Hitch Pro fork has a major flaw, which once a thief realizes, can remove your bike. As an extra precaution, I remove my SeaSucker Talon every time I take off my bike at a trail. It is more versatile then my previous rack so I don't mind. As others have mentioned, you need to moisten the cups before attaching for a secure seal. I keep a water bottle handy and spray the cups and area on the car where I plan on attaching. Also, when not in use, use the protective covers.

    So far, enjoying it. I did do a test and attached the rear tire mount to my bathroom mirror. It held for 9 hrs and then I removed it. I decided to take it off the mirror as I was more than satisfied with the results.

    I have gone 80 mph for 40 miles with no issues. This is the farthest and fastest I have driven so far with the SeaSucker Talon attached.

    On a side note, I always have people stop by my car and ask questions when my SeaSucker Talon is attached. Good conversation piece.

    MY RATING**: A

    ** Revised rating on 6/24. For being such a great product with so many benefits, a "B+" was a harsh.



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    Quote Originally Posted by slumpey View Post
    MY RATING: B+ (gave this due to having to remove rack every time bike is taken off to deter thieves)
    IMO, that is a huge A+ of the SeaSucker Bike Rack System.. I've seen way too many of your everyday bike racks get jacked on the trailheads... so much so that i see quite a few people waste valuable ride time just to take their "big name" racks off to put it in their cars..

    & no, i'm not only saying this because we sell the racks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    IMO, that is a huge A+ of the SeaSucker Bike Rack System.. I've seen way too many of your everyday bike racks get jacked on the trailheads... so much so that i see quite a few people waste valuable ride time just to take their "big name" racks off to put it in their cars..

    & no, i'm not only saying this because we sell the racks..


    I have to agree. As an owner of a expensive car, I dont want a rack on it all the time it cheapens the look of cars IMO. I feel the quickness of how the seasucker attaches and detaches is a "Huge" plus.
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    SeaSucker

    I bought the SeaSucker Bomber because I could not find a rack of ANY kind to carry bikes on a Cadillac CTS Coupe. I was very skeptical because I have a lot of money in my bikes and I feared it would fail. After a year of frequently commuting 6 hours to the Texas hill country, I have to say I am extremely impressed. As long as your mounting area is clean and moist, it would take an 800lb gorilla to make my SeaSucker Bomber drop a bike. Not to mention I can take it off and put it in the trunk when not in use. Best bike carrier I have ever come across.

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    Just bought the Talon model with the Delta upgrade along with a 20mm adapter. Should be arriving sometime next week. Want to give a shout out to Slumpy for pointing out this cool product. Gave you some reps for it man! Looking forward to riding new trails!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    Of course it is easy to talk about something I've not actually put my hands on. It's also pretty easy to understand something this simple and where it's problems lie. I'm not saying it's totally not a functional rack, I am just saying that it has a fairly significant catastrophic failure mode and it's dang expensive for what it provides. I also just don't put things that sit on the finish of my cars. I tend to have pretty nice cars and that seems to me to be false economy. Fixing a ding or paint is more than the cost of a rack in a hurry. That's all for me, but YMMV.

    I do think it's an intriguing concept though.

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    It would make much more sense that you would go with a system like the Seasucker than a mechanical roof rack if you are so afriad of scratching your car. To each it's own I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_spec View Post
    It would make much more sense that you would go with a system like the Seasucker than a mechanical roof rack if you are so afriad of scratching your car. To each it's own I guess.
    uh. no.

    I have two BMWs both with roof rails on them - a 530xi wagon and an X5. Why would I want to use a suction cup right on the car's finish when I have those roof rails? That would be foolish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJ80 View Post
    uh. no.

    I have two BMWs both with roof rails on them - a 530xi wagon and an X5. Why would I want to use a suction cup right on the car's finish when I have those roof rails? That would be foolish.

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    For some reason i pictured you having a 911 Porsche the way you sounded on your post LOL. But you are right, if BMW's came with roof rails no need for Seasuckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James_spec View Post
    For some reason i pictured you having a 911 Porsche the way you sounded on your post LOL. But you are right, if BMW's came with roof rails no need for Seasuckers.
    Because fixed roof racks cheapens the look of cars.

    Logged about 7000 miles on my seasucker on my Infiniti, not a scratch.
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    I have 2 of the single bike 3 suckers and I love them.
    I use them on the back window of my Yukon and have used them on the tailgate of my truck a few times as well.
    And when I had my zo6 I would use them on the roof at 80ish all the time. Once, I forgot my bike was up there and hit 140ish on a rural highway

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpitbull View Post
    Because fixed roof racks cheapens the look of cars.

    Logged about 7000 miles on my seasucker on my Infiniti, not a scratch.
    It can, but mine don't. I have the aero bars from Yak that fit inside the rails and then the aero Thule Echelon mounts on top. Looks great and it's, amazingly enough, quieter than without the bars. No impact on gas mileage.

    I just also don't want to deal with the bikes resting on the finish of the car. Given that I drive my Bimmers for 200-300K miles, I am pretty cautious about that.

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    I can see the color of the cups changed to black and there are black protective covers over the pumps.

    Any other changes?

    Any chance the black protective covers for the pumps can be purchased separately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slumpey View Post
    I can see the color of the cups changed to black and there are black protective covers over the pumps.

    Anything other changes?

    Any chance the black protective covers for the pumps can be purchased separately?

    they are still a couple months out but i should be getting one very soon to inspect.

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    Just did a 8hr trip with my SeaSucker in two 4 hour intervals separated by getting gas. Didn't have to touch the rack once or even pump the vacuum any more on the entire trip. I averaged 75 mph for those 8 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    Nice pics!! From what i can see, looks to be just a black version. I would opt for the black over the white as my white cups are starting to show dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slumpey View Post
    Nice pics!! From what i can see, looks to be just a black version. I would opt for the black over the white as my white cups are starting to show dirt.
    There are a few lucky customers that we shipped blacks ones to this passed week. The demand is so unreal right now for these racks that trying to keep up with it is tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    There are a few lucky customers that we shipped blacks ones to this passed week. The demand is so unreal right now for these racks that trying to keep up with it is tough.
    Do you know if anyone will take exchanges, white for black? Or even just the cups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slumpey View Post
    Do you know if anyone will take exchanges, white for black? Or even just the cups?
    DK about that, but im sure the black cups will be for sale in the future. since the cups are UV resistant, they will last you forever.

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