• 10-08-2012
    ProEdgeBiker
    SeaSucker Bike Rack Owners... POST YOUR PICS!
    Since the other "Seasucker?" Thread has gotten so huge, I figured we start a new one so all the SeaSucker Bike Rack Owners can post a pic of their racks in use..

    So LETS SEE THOSE SUCKERS!!:D


  • 10-09-2012
    TenSpeed
    SeaSucker Talon purchased from ProEdgeBiker.
    2013 Mustang GT Premium 5.0
    2010 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp
    Crappy picture from my BlackBerry



    Took it out for the maiden voyage today, down to the bike shop to pick up some new cleats and to show the rack off. Staff was pretty impressed with it, but there were the usual non believers. I was pretty skeptical at first, but after the drive today, I am much more comfortable with it. 75mph and I couldn't even tell it was up there. I felt more wiggle and movement on my Audi A4 with a hitch rack on the back than this.

    I may flip the mount around and put the fork down at the bottom of the rear window, and the back tire up on the roof. If it is more stable that way, even though it will look goofy, I will probably go like that.

    True test is the 45 minute drive to the trailhead for a much needed ride on Friday!
  • 10-09-2012
    ProEdgeBiker
    SeaSucker Talon New Video
    NEW VIDEO FROM SeaSucker:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uDzY27hdVJY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 10-09-2012
    irishpitbull
    Works great.

  • 10-09-2012
    TenSpeed
    I love how they throw it in to him, and then the bike. I nearly spit my Coke out when I saw that. :)
  • 10-10-2012
    BerlintheDog
    1 Attachment(s)
    Talon on Mini S
    Have been using the Talon for 10 months. Zero scratches, dents or failures. If you want to limit hard water rings? Put some distilled water in spray bottle before mounting.
  • 10-10-2012
    slumpey
    Going on several months with no scratches or dents and lots of conversations with curious on-lookers

  • 10-11-2012
    vtelvr
    And...this is my solution to carrying my bike with my new Camaro. Thanks guys!
  • 10-16-2012
    ProEdgeBiker
    Not sure how many of you guys have seen the HORNET yet but here's a vid.
    This rack allows the front wheel to stay on

    BIKE RUMOR:
    http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/10/16/...messenger-bag/

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/l-3eiKZOcg8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 10-17-2012
    slumpey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    Not sure how many of you guys have seen the HORNET yet but here's a vid.
    This rack allows the front wheel to stay on

    BIKE RUMOR:
    [url]http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/10/16/seasucker-makes-worlds-smallest-bike-rack-fits-in-your-messenger-bag/[/url

    Although it's smaller and more portable then my Talon, seems too much work. Also, I rather have 3 points of contact. Score 1 for the Talon.
  • 10-17-2012
    MTBeto
    1 Attachment(s)
    mine.... mini bomber
  • 10-17-2012
    ProEdgeBiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBeto View Post
    mine.... mini bomber

    Love that mounting configuration.
  • 10-17-2012
    wilks
    Finally getting round to posting mine - bmw 135 convertible - small car but plenty of room to put either a road bike or mtn bike on the boot lid...plus a big shout out to Carlos at proedgebiker for great service (answering emails in to the night) thank you Sir!

  • 10-17-2012
    TenSpeed
    OK!!! I wondered if anyone had mounted it like that, across the trunk. Have you been on the highway with it like this? I am just wondering if there is noticeable drag with it like this.
  • 10-17-2012
    wilks
    a bit of wind noise but no real drag - my other car is an SUV with roof rack and there is less wind noise / drag with this set up
  • 10-20-2012
    TenSpeed
    Pardon the crappy BlackBerry picture, and the horrible background. This is how I have been running mine the last few times. Very stable up there, and on the highway, at 80mph, you don't even feel it. I thought that there might be some drag with the seat up like that, but when you have 420hp on call....I am pretty sure I am not worried about any drag. :)



    Very happy with the purchase so far. Have had no issues at all. Love the Delta mount, and now that it is set, the install is super quick. It is faster than putting a hitch rack on the car, ratcheting the bolt in, putting the lock on, putting the bike on, adjusting, moving any trays or anything like that. I can have the bike on the car in under 2 minutes now and be pulling out. Takes more time to get the cups suctioned on, and adjusting the one for the rear tire.
  • 10-22-2012
    ProEdgeBiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wilks View Post
    Finally getting round to posting mine - bmw 135 convertible - small car but plenty of room to put either a road bike or mtn bike on the boot lid...plus a big shout out to Carlos at proedgebiker for great service (answering emails in to the night) thank you Sir!


    Love it!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    Pardon the crappy BlackBerry picture, and the horrible background. This is how I have been running mine the last few times. Very stable up there, and on the highway, at 80mph, you don't even feel it. I thought that there might be some drag with the seat up like that, but when you have 420hp on call....I am pretty sure I am not worried about any drag. :)



    Very happy with the purchase so far. Have had no issues at all. Love the Delta mount, and now that it is set, the install is super quick. It is faster than putting a hitch rack on the car, ratcheting the bolt in, putting the lock on, putting the bike on, adjusting, moving any trays or anything like that. I can have the bike on the car in under 2 minutes now and be pulling out. Takes more time to get the cups suctioned on, and adjusting the one for the rear tire.

    AWESOME!
  • 10-25-2012
    FLN75S
    3 Attachment(s)
    Ordered the mini bomber earlier this week and it arrived today so gave it a test, was a little nervous the first trip round the block but it worked great.
  • 10-25-2012
    FLN75S
    3 Attachment(s)
    Another mounting position i tried.
  • 10-25-2012
    TenSpeed
    I have found that for stability, mounting it to the rear window really helps. The metal on my roof seems to have a lot of give, and for that reason, I will be running my bike backwards.

    Nice Skyline btw. Always like that style.
  • 10-25-2012
    FLN75S
    Thanks, the roof on the skyline near the window is pretty solid, but i will try off the rear window as well. So far mounting it off the boot i like the most as the bikes don't sit so high.
  • 11-06-2012
    slumpey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wilks View Post
    Finally getting round to posting mine - bmw 135 convertible - small car but plenty of room to put either a road bike or mtn bike on the boot lid...plus a big shout out to Carlos at proedgebiker for great service (answering emails in to the night) thank you Sir!


    I would be too scared to be behind this even though I know how dependable a SeaSucker rack is. MPG must be horrible.
  • 11-11-2012
    Brad57
    1 Attachment(s)
    I have had mine for a few months and its been great. I mount it on the roof so I can still use the trunk. I've had it up to 95mph there is very little wind noise unless you open the sunroof
  • 11-11-2012
    cman8


    Now getting ready for this!
  • 11-11-2012
    Brad57
    1 Attachment(s)
    here is the picture
  • 11-13-2012
    TenSpeed
    ^ does the bike sit at an angle at all, or is your roof fairly flat? I wanted to mount mine like this, but the roof slopes way too much, and the bike leans more than I would like it to.
  • 11-13-2012
    Brad57
    If I mount the fork mount around 8 inches in from the edge of the roof it keeps it straight but then you can't use your wipers. It seems pretty solid either way though
  • 11-20-2012
    ProEdgeBiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Brad57 View Post
    If I mount the fork mount around 8 inches in from the edge of the roof it keeps it straight but then you can't use your wipers. It seems pretty solid either way though

    That is very true and should be taken into consideration by any owner mounting it to the front windshield.
  • 11-20-2012
    007
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wilks View Post

    This looks like a fork failure in the making. A CF (or AL for that matter) road fork (especially with 9mm dropouts) is most certainly not designed to handle the lateral forces you're applying to it by mounting it this way.
  • 11-23-2012
    ZOMBIE TIMMY
    I cant wait to get this rack for my car. Such a good design :)
  • 11-23-2012
    michalss
    Nice, but is it design to drive about 1000km at 130km/h ? And allowed by C.E. low (Europe) ?
  • 11-23-2012
    TenSpeed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by michalss View Post
    Nice, but is it design to drive about 1000km at 130km/h ? And allowed by C.E. low (Europe) ?

    I had mine at 80mph, which roughly calculates to 130km/hr. I had no worries at that speed. If I was to drive that speed for an extended period of time, say 5 hours, I would definitely stop and double check the suction on the rack. After an hour and a half, I had no loss on any of the cups.
  • 11-24-2012
    cman8
    ^ what he said. I drove to Moab this weekend. I stopped to check it once about an hour in and no suction loss. continued on my trip (4 hrs) got to Moab driving about 80 most of the way and cups had no vacuum loss.
  • 12-07-2012
    ProEdgeBiker
    New SeaSucker 30sec Commercial airs on the SPEED Channel:

    SeaSucker Bike Racks, iPad Mounts, and iPhone Mounts - YouTube

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/If2MW5s0Muc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 12-07-2012
    cman8
    Is that a ratchet rear wheel strap?
  • 12-07-2012
    kntr
    Do they make a ski rack?
  • 12-07-2012
    cman8
    No but I adapted my Thule ski rack to it. Works great. I just keep them in my car so they stay warm and they have worked good for me although I know they dont really say you can. But like I said I have had success with the cold and them staying on no issues knock on wood.
  • 12-07-2012
    geek81
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    New SeaSucker 30sec Commercial airs on the SPEED Channel:

    SeaSucker Bike Racks, iPad Mounts, and iPhone Mounts - YouTube

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/If2MW5s0Muc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    Is it me, or does the left bike look like its tipping over when the mustang slides in the corner?
  • 12-07-2012
    cman8
    It does sway, but I doubt

    1) you will be hauling ass like that and power sliding into position
    B) the mount would let go.
  • 12-07-2012
    ddublu
    Which one would you guys recommend for carrying two bikes on either a BMW 550 or a Toyota Sienna? Is there one that would work for both?
  • 12-07-2012
    ProEdgeBiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ddublu View Post
    Which one would you guys recommend for carrying two bikes on either a BMW 550 or a Toyota Sienna? Is there one that would work for both?

    Mini-Bomber is what i'd recommend.

    The footprint is 30"x9" so base that on where you want to mount it.
  • 12-07-2012
    cman8
    +1 on Mini Bomber. I have one and can carry a total of three bikes on my MINI coop.
  • 12-08-2012
    TenSpeed
    I found a mistake in the commercial. When he mounts the road bike on the car, he drops the fork in, and if you look closely at the car, there is no rear mount. All of the sudden, it is there.
  • 12-09-2012
    ProEdgeBiker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    I found a mistake in the commercial. When he mounts the road bike on the car, he drops the fork in, and if you look closely at the car, there is no rear mount. All of the sudden, it is there.

    LOL! its called editing to make a 30 second TV commercial, every second cost $$$$ for a TV spot.
  • 12-18-2012
    liv2_mountain_bike
    1 Attachment(s)
    My rack
    Posted this on the other Seasucker forum, but I'll re-post here. Thanks again ProEdge for getting this to me so fast! (the seasucker base mount that is... not the Thule rack attachment)
  • 12-20-2012
    schuler33
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  • 01-13-2013
    FLN75S
    2 Attachment(s)
    Used my Mini Bomber mount to take the bikes to Canberra last week on top of my mates Stagea, was great sitting on 110+ kph most of the way and with very minimal wind noise
  • 01-15-2013
    jrm
    Any pics mounted on the back of a SUV
    vertically?
  • 01-16-2013
    FinRoller
    This sucker seems tempting compared to other mounting systems that cost more $$$. Planning to give the Talon a try next summer.
  • 02-05-2013
    ProEdgeBiker
    1 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    vertically?

    here you go:

    Attachment 768999