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    Thule 516 Prologue roof rack

    I'm about to pull the trigger on one of these, awesome deal for less than $100. I was hoping someone could tell me how stable this rack is with a 34 lb bike on it with a Fork Up 20 mm axle adapter. Its seems solid but the "budget" MSRP makes me a little apprehensive about putting my bike on it.

    Any insight would be helpful. Thanks.
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    Nothing? C'mon!
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    I just bought one for my 03 Pontiac Vibe with Thule rack. It holds my Trek 29er pretty solid. I haven't taken it for a ride yet but I'm pretty confident it will hold well. The only thing I don't like is that the tray has no way of locking to the rack. Someone who knows what they're doing could get it off with an allen wrench and the 2 thumb screws. The bike itself can be locked to the tray if you have the lock cylinders which I do. That's a nice feature. I'll keep you posted once it dries up enough around here to take it for a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy_K
    I just bought one for my 03 Pontiac Vibe with Thule rack. It holds my Trek 29er pretty solid. I haven't taken it for a ride yet but I'm pretty confident it will hold well. The only thing I don't like is that the tray has no way of locking to the rack. Someone who knows what they're doing could get it off with an allen wrench and the 2 thumb screws. The bike itself can be locked to the tray if you have the lock cylinders which I do. That's a nice feature. I'll keep you posted once it dries up enough around here to take it for a ride.
    Definitely a solid rack, I bought one after reading a couple good reviews on line. So far its getting the job done nicely.
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    I've been using mine with a Fork-Up for a Surly Pugsley since December now and so far so good

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    BUMP

    Any more recent reviews? Some of the stuff I'm reading online says that suspension forks may have an issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltdan12a View Post
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    Any more recent reviews? Some of the stuff I'm reading online says that suspension forks may have an issue?
    After using the Prologue for a few months, it became dangerously unstable. The bolt that holds the head to the front bar kept coming loose and the bike would sway at even the lowest speeds. I returned it and spent an extra $60 on an Echelon rack. The Echelon has a much thicker metal tray and a much better attachment to the bar. Its rock solid at even 80 mph.

    DO NOT get the Prologue, its garbage.
    2013 Transition TransAM 29er
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    2012 Banshee Spitfire V1.5

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