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    Hey guys! I am completely new to the forum and the sport. I finally purchased a bike about a month ago. I have a 2012 Honda civic and I have been trying to solve my transportation issues for my bike. I have just been popping the front tire off and putting the bike in the trunk and back seat. It just gets annoying taking the wheel and sadle off everytime I ride and I dont really want a muddy bike in the car all the time. I came across the seasuckers online and I was skeptical trusting my bike on cups. The videos and reviews seem good for the most part. My LBS is carrying a few now because a customer here in town raved to them about them so much. They have a couple bikes up on the window with them. Long story long I have a couple questions. Anyone have any issues with windows or sun roofs coming loose from the weight on them? Anyone on here use the optional lock. I know there will be times that I would need to go into a store or somewhere with my bike with me. I get nervous since somebody could take the cups and bike really quick. I wonder of the lock they offer would scratch a window or paint on a trunk ( whole point of not going with a trunk rack). I cant put a hitch on my car and a roof rack would cost like 500-700 which is more than I have right now. I also fear someone could just cut the lock cord with bolt cutters and take it all even if the window/trunk anchor are used. Any feedback would help. Thanks.

    P.s. sorry for such a long post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shep6901 View Post
    Hey guys! I am completely new to the forum and the sport. I finally purchased a bike about a month ago. I have a 2012 Honda civic and I have been trying to solve my transportation issues for my bike. I have just been popping the front tire off and putting the bike in the trunk and back seat. It just gets annoying taking the wheel and sadle off everytime I ride and I dont really want a muddy bike in the car all the time. I came across the seasuckers online and I was skeptical trusting my bike on cups. The videos and reviews seem good for the most part. My LBS is carrying a few now because a customer here in town raved to them about them so much. They have a couple bikes up on the window with them. Long story long I have a couple questions. Anyone have any issues with windows or sun roofs coming loose from the weight on them? Anyone on here use the optional lock. I know there will be times that I would need to go into a store or somewhere with my bike with me. I get nervous since somebody could take the cups and bike really quick. I wonder of the lock they offer would scratch a window or paint on a trunk ( whole point of not going with a trunk rack). I cant put a hitch on my car and a roof rack would cost like 500-700 which is more than I have right now. I also fear someone could just cut the lock cord with bolt cutters and take it all even if the window/trunk anchor are used. Any feedback would help. Thanks.

    P.s. sorry for such a long post.
    We personally use them on the Sunroof when we use my wife's car and no issues whatsoever:


    Like stated in a previous post, The lock is a personal preference but remember if someone wants you bike, you'll end up with a broken window & a missing bike.

    If you want to keep the muddy front tire outside the car, you will need to purchase the optional Flight Deck:


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    I understand if someone wants something bad enough they will get it. I just wondered if anyone had any feedback to offer on using the locks personally. I dont have an issue with throwing a tire in the trunk. I just dont want to have to put a muddy bike in my trunk and on my back seat all the time. I think I read you are a dealer for seasucker. How long have you been running that set up on your wifes sunroof? If you dont mind me asking and do you ship to other states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shep6901 View Post
    do you ship to other states?
    We ship anywhere in the USA & Worldwide.

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    How long have you been running that set up on your wifes sunroof?
    going on 6months using SeaSucker Products. The pic below is how i run it with one bike:


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    Ive had one for about 5 months. Love it. Doesn't interfere w/ my cars looks. Doesn't damage the paint. Bonus, im in a rental due to hail damage... took i with me and using it on the rental. You can throw it on a friends car. It is perfect.

    I purchased a window mount so i can lock it up. Haven't used it yet. Prob will shortly.

    Note. The suckers are super soft, hence the worry free paint issue. Just place them back in the plastic protection they send with when not in use. They will deform. But i soaked them in warm water, and let rest over night. Back to original shape. No more loss of suction.

    I keep an old rag and water bottle at all times. Clean the area, and moisten the cups... there ya go. Solid.

    I get all kinds of looks. They all kick themselves when they find that they could have gotten one of these.

    Price point is good considering they can mount on any smoth surface. Any smooth surface on any car. Use your imagination. A convertible may throw ya, but a sideways mount may do it.

    I would sell these bad boys. They need exposure. Working in medical sales, i dont feel i would have much of an issue stepping them through the benefits.

    I've scetched up some designs to modify for skis or snowboards.

    I would buy again and tell all who would listen

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    I was wondering if the heat of a car would deform them. I guess its good to know hot water can help them bounce back.

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    Listen!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shep6901 View Post
    I was wondering if the heat of a car would deform them. I guess its good to know hot water can help them bounce back.
    the simple answer is: NO, SeaSucker got their start in the Marine Industry and all of their suckers are UV Resistant.

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    Love the seasuckers! I use them almost daily. I bought mine from the factory near Tampa Fl last April. Great deal! Threw them in my luggage and flew home to Atlantic Canada with them! Works great with recumbents too!
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    warning!

    Warning! Regarding the metal loop you can purchase for the security of locking your bike up.

    IT WILL damage/ break your window. It is not designed to fit on today's curved side windows. First you will cratch/damage your tint (should you have it). Second, it is not flexible at all! Third, it will not allow you to close the window. Fourth, you will crack your window. Yes crack it!

    I luckily had a rental. And tried it while mine is in the shop. Dame thing just cracked 15 seconds after i placed it on. Now i have to deal with the rental company. Sob!


    Do not think about getting one.

    You have been warned!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbltap View Post
    Warning! Regarding the metal loop you can purchase for the security of locking your bike up.

    IT WILL damage/ break your window. It is not designed to fit on today's curved side windows. First you will cratch/damage your tint (should you have it). Second, it is not flexible at all! Third, it will not allow you to close the window. Fourth, you will crack your window. Yes crack it!

    I luckily had a rental. And tried it while mine is in the shop. Dame thing just cracked 15 seconds after i placed it on. Now i have to deal with the rental company. Sob!


    Do not think about getting one.

    You have been warned!
    I think mine are going in the garbage.... I have tints on both cars and have weird window sizes....not worth the risk

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbltap View Post
    Warning! Regarding the metal loop you can purchase for the security of locking your bike up.

    IT WILL damage/ break your window. It is not designed to fit on today's curved side windows. First you will cratch/damage your tint (should you have it). Second, it is not flexible at all! Third, it will not allow you to close the window. Fourth, you will crack your window. Yes crack it!

    I luckily had a rental. And tried it while mine is in the shop. Dame thing just cracked 15 seconds after i placed it on. Now i have to deal with the rental company. Sob!


    Do not think about getting one.

    You have been warned!
    Man that sux! we dont use them nor sell them.. like i said before, someone wants the bike, not worth the risk of getting the window smashed too.

    Im sure you have pics of the damage, can you post them for us to see?

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    Love my SeaSucker rack... I run it on my Range Rover, had it on a VW Golf. I got my buddy to buy 2 for his car. It is a good product. It took me a while to get used to it, and not drive looking in the mirrors for my bike to go flying off. If you don't want a dedicated rack, or can't readily install one buy a SeaSucker.

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    Just ordered a Seasucker from ProEdgeBiker. Looking forward to trying this out. A bit nervous, but for me, it's really the only option on my car.

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    hi!
    just bought a mini bomber!!! just waiting to arrive!!!! I read that you can make a mini bomber for 3 bikes??? how can you do that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    Just ordered a Seasucker from ProEdgeBiker. Looking forward to trying this out. A bit nervous, but for me, it's really the only option on my car.
    I ordered a Seasucker Talon from ProEdgeBiker a few weeks ago. I love it. I was nervous/skeptical at first too. I'm riding a lot more now that I can throw the bike on the car and go so quickly. Before, having to fumble with my trunk rack and the nervousness of watching my bike bounce up and down in the rear view mirror on it as I'm riding down the highway kept me from riding a lot of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeto View Post
    hi!
    just bought a mini bomber!!! just waiting to arrive!!!! I read that you can make a mini bomber for 3 bikes??? how can you do that??
    You need to purchase an extra fork mount & a rear wheel strap for the center of the mini-bomber. The center bike will have to face the other way so it really depends on the size of your car because in most cases, the rear wheel would be on your windshield. This 3rd bike method will not work for most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    You need to purchase an extra fork mount & a rear wheel strap for the center of the mini-bomber. The center bike will have to face the other way so it really depends on the size of your car because in most cases, the rear wheel would be on your windshield. This 3rd bike method will not work for most people.

    thanks!!! when it arrives I´l do the experiment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amp98 View Post
    I ordered a Seasucker Talon from ProEdgeBiker a few weeks ago. I love it. I was nervous/skeptical at first too. I'm riding a lot more now that I can throw the bike on the car and go so quickly. Before, having to fumble with my trunk rack and the nervousness of watching my bike bounce up and down in the rear view mirror on it as I'm riding down the highway kept me from riding a lot of times.
    I am in the same boat. Had a car with a hitch, and grew tired of fumbling with it. Not wanting a hitch on this car, so this is pretty much my only option. Any tips or tricks to ensure that it gets a good suction on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    I am in the same boat. Had a car with a hitch, and grew tired of fumbling with it. Not wanting a hitch on this car, so this is pretty much my only option. Any tips or tricks to ensure that it gets a good suction on there?
    Damp Rag, Clean Surface, push down on sucker, vacuum out excess air.. GO RIDE!

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    Thanks!! I am wondering if there will be any issues with a damp rear window for the rear tire and the suction. Like early in the morning when car windows are often wet from humidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    Thanks!! I am wondering if there will be any issues with a damp rear window for the rear tire and the suction. Like early in the morning when car windows are often wet from humidity.
    That water on the window is probably a good thing. The instructions say to wet the seasucker before using it so I can't see how that would ever be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    Thanks!! I am wondering if there will be any issues with a damp rear window for the rear tire and the suction. Like early in the morning when car windows are often wet from humidity.
    you will be amazed of the holding power of 1 sucker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    Man that sux! we dont use them nor sell them.. like i said before, someone wants the bike, not worth the risk of getting the window smashed too.

    Im sure you have pics of the damage, can you post them for us to see?


    Was sure i got them from the manufacturer. I will double back and check. Dont mean to slander/libel your products.

    Will download the images asap.

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    Bad to hear about the window! I bought a Talon off of proedgebiker. I still watch my bike in the sunroof sometimes but I have no fear. It is an awesome rack. I have been speaking highly of them to anyone who will listen. After using it a few times I can throw it on and off really quick. Good stuff.

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    Hope to get the talon in a couple weeks. I don't get why black version costs more but I want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbltap View Post
    Was sure i got them from the manufacturer. I will double back and check. Dont mean to slander/libel your products.

    Will download the images asap.

    You're not talking bad about our products, like I stated before, we dont sell or even bother carrying the locking systems so I cant speak for or about them.

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    I received mine in the mail, but have not had time to actually put it on the car. I am really not understanding how the fork mounts to the rack, especially with the locking piece on there. I only looked at it for about 10 minutes, but it doesn't seem to make any sense how it is. I am hoping to test it out this weekend.

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    I have one from a couple years ago with the Delta mount. Mine works like a regular quick release, but you can open the skewer a lot wider. So that you don't have to unscrew the bolt.
    There is locking piece now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    I received mine in the mail, but have not had time to actually put it on the car. I am really not understanding how the fork mounts to the rack, especially with the locking piece on there. I only looked at it for about 10 minutes, but it doesn't seem to make any sense how it is. I am hoping to test it out this weekend.
    Yours has the Delta Upgrade, Guessing you have a 9mm standard open drops on your fork and not the 15mm or 20mm thru axle, Once you have the right gap for the fork to fit on the mount, all you do is close the clamp. The Delta just makes the whole process a bit simpler then your standard cheap fork mounts.

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    Correct. Standard 9mm fork. I will have to mess with it this weekend hopefully. So once I get it set, it is just a matter of opening and closing the clamp? Not like taking a wheel off and having to turn the skewer until it loosens up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    Not like taking a wheel off and having to turn the skewer until it loosens up?
    You'll do that at first to get the right distance. its very simple once you play with it.

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    Big thanks for proedgebiker for hooking it up and fast shipping! I got mine and tried it on my car today. Took me a while to figure out how to lock lol. My dad was annoying me not believing the thing works. He thinks my window is going to crack. Said its better to put inside the car or take his van. And asked if I'll get pulled over with a bike on my roof. I'll give a drive test when I go biking next week. So far I really like it. Also how much lube do I put on when I need to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dream5hift View Post
    Also how much lube do I put on when I need to?
    I will find out for you this coming week. I have yet to use mine on my SeaSuckers after 7mo of use.

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    Going to order mine this week

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    I will find out for you this coming week. I have yet to use mine on my SeaSuckers after 7mo of use.
    I was also wondering how often I should clean the seasucker. You've never pulled the plungers out and cleaned inside or you just don't bother putting on new lube after you do so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amp98 View Post
    I was also wondering how often I should clean the seasucker. You've never pulled the plungers out and cleaned inside or you just don't bother putting on new lube after you do so?
    When the sucker is not in use, i put on the protectors that came with it so they stay clean.
    I have not yet used the Lube nor cleaned the insides. But thats me, dont do what i do if you feel they need to be cleaned, do so.

    There are some people on this thread that have their for a few years and we should prob get their input on what they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    When the sucker is not in use, i put on the protectors that came with it so they stay clean.
    I have not yet used the Lube nor cleaned the insides. But thats me, dont do what i do if you feel they need to be cleaned, do so.

    There are some people on this thread that have their for a few years and we should prob get their input on what they do.
    I have yet to use their Lube as well. However, I do want to give each sucker a cleaning soon. Below is a Youtube video (may be official video from SeaSucker) showing how to remove each component and use their Lube. Looks pretty straight forward and doesn't take too long.

    SeaSucker Maintenance: Cleaning

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    Quote Originally Posted by slumpey View Post
    I have yet to use their Lube as well. However, I do want to give each sucker a cleaning soon. Below is a Youtube video (may be official video from SeaSucker) showing how to remove each component and use their Lube. Looks pretty straight forward and doesn't take too long.

    SeaSucker Maintenance: Cleaning
    Very Helpful, thanks!

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    Going on about 3 months of use and haven't experienced any real issues. My front mount works perfectly, however the rear wheel mount does not maintain a suction (can see orange rim after a bit of driving). I believe it is because of the angle of my Z's hatch. I did test the rear mount on my bathroom mirror and left it overnight. Held perfectly with no orange rim visible after 8 hours. I can tell you though, even though my rear wheel mount does does not maintain a suction, it still holds. Probably because of the weight of the rear tire. No worry.

    On a side note, I am still asked pretty much every time I am at a trail about the SeaSucker. I have even given a demonstration on another biker's mini-van. Even though I haven't bought from ProEdgeBiker, I have referred interested bikers to your website. Not looking for anything in return. Know you are reputable so I want to give you service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slumpey View Post
    Going on about 3 months of use and haven't experienced any real issues. My front mount works perfectly, however the rear wheel mount does not maintain a suction (can see orange rim after a bit of driving). I believe it is because of the angle of my Z's hatch. I did test the rear mount on my bathroom mirror and left it overnight. Held perfectly with no orange rim visible after 8 hours. I can tell you though, even though my rear wheel mount does does not maintain a suction, it still holds. Probably because of the weight of the rear tire. No worry.

    On a side note, I am still asked pretty much every time I am at a trail about the SeaSucker. I have even given a demonstration on another biker's mini-van. Even though I haven't bought from ProEdgeBiker, I have referred interested bikers to your website. Not looking for anything in return. Know you are reputable so I want to give you service.
    Thanks Slumpy, much appreciated. I do want to let everyone know that you guys have a 1yr warranty on your seasucker if you ever run into any problems. All the guys over there are GREAT to deal with and hassle free.

    I see that you did the test on your mirror which is what i would of told you to do anyhow.

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    Placed an order based on faith for the Black Edition Mini Bomber and a 15mm adapter.
    I see you rolled your way into the Semi's...Dios Mio Man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durango65 View Post
    Placed an order based on faith for the Black Edition Mini Bomber and a 15mm adapter.
    you'll be happy

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    I have a feeling you are right.

    I ordered a Black Edition Mini-Bomber and it will spend time between my Chevrolet Volt and E60.

    Pics to follow.


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    awesome, yeah it fits perfect on my E82 (135i) and my wife's Prius...sounds like we have quite similar car types, lol...

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    For all of you folks who say you just aren't sure about this rack...will it work, will it damage my car, will it blend, how long will the suction last, is it worth it, will it scratch the precious paint on my car? Guess what, I have the same questions and uncertainty as you. My Mini Bomber arrives on Friday and I will be using it this Saturday on a 2.5 hour drive, 5 hrs round trip. Phoenix to Tucson.

    The car, a 2012 Nissan GT-R. AMS Alpha 6 package for you car guys out there...
    The bikes, two Cervelo P4 Tri bikes. Zipp, HED, 3T, SRM Power meters etc...
    The rack, mini bomber.

    Over 20k worth of bikes on a 2.7 second 0-60 car. Whether it works or not, we will find out how well and what issues were encounter. Wish me luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdmiller909 View Post
    For all of you folks who say you just aren't sure about this rack...will it work, will it damage my car, will it blend, how long will the suction last, is it worth it, will it scratch the precious paint on my car? Guess what, I have the same questions and uncertainty as you. My Mini Bomber arrives on Friday and I will be using it this Saturday on a 2.5 hour drive, 5 hrs round trip. Phoenix to Tucson.

    The car, a 2012 Nissan GT-R. AMS Alpha 6 package for you car guys out there...
    The bikes, two Cervelo P4 Tri bikes. Zipp, HED, 3T, SRM Power meters etc...
    The rack, mini bomber.

    Over 20k worth of bikes on a 2.7 second 0-60 car. Whether it works or not, we will find out how well and what issues were encounter. Wish me luck.
    nice car! and you'll be fine, no worries. Check the pressure at least once on the trip just to make sure but other than that, just keep on spoolin!

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    Hey ProEdge, does your SeaSuckers ship with the upgraded mount fork? Love the sale price you got going on right now though. Hoping it lasts a bit longer.

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    Love to see car passion on MTBR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightlost View Post
    Hey ProEdge, does your SeaSuckers ship with the upgraded mount fork?
    All of ours have the upgrade & extras, we dont even bother to carry the original fork mounts..

    For the ones who dont know the difference here you go:

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    Might buy one to use this as the hauler:


    for this:

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    Box came yesterday, fully assembled I might add. I saw a "how to assemble" video on you tube so I assumed I would have to put it together. It was the newer version with locking skewers and black suction cups. I flipped through the directions to make sure I wasn't missing anything and quickly installed it. There is a lot of curvature on the top of my car...more than I expected, but it didn't seem to slow down the seasucker. I was afraid the crankset would spin and a pedal would hit the roof of my car, so I ran a velco strap around the crank arm and the rear stay just to be safe. I didn't want to start my big adventure tomorrow without testing it, so I made a quick test drive down the street: 1 mile up the freeway and then back home, all was good. With more courage, I took another spin: A 45 mile, 75mph drive down the hwy.... no issues. I parked the car, just woke up 9 hrs later to get ready for my trip, to see that the cups have not lost any suction? Wow, either these cups are incredible, the Zaino wax I use on my paint has it very smooth, or both. Either way, impressive suction! Time to back the car out of the garage, lock the bikes down and head out on the official big adventure....my confidence is high. I will report back after the trip.

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    Oh my...

    I just had a private moment that included my iPad, a quiet dark room, a candle, some music, and that first pic of your rig.

    Very nice toys indeed.

    Still waiting on the mount. Supposed to have arrived Friday (FedEx issue?) but Monday when I'm back in town will have to suffice.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Durango65 View Post
    Oh my...

    I just had a private moment that included my iPad, a quiet dark room, a candle, some music, and that first pic of your rig.

    Very nice toys indeed.

    Still waiting on the mount. Supposed to have arrived Friday (FedEx issue?) but Monday when I'm back in town will have to suffice.



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    You're not talking bad about our products, like I stated before, we dont sell or even bother carrying the locking systems so I cant speak for or about them.
    I checked my records. I did purchase the "cable anchor-window" from seasucker. Sku BA0010

    I emailed customer support, and no reply. Love the bike rack, dislike the window anchor. A great deal!
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    How did you get black cups? Those look nice.

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    The journey yesterday was great. Backed the car out of the garage, put the bikes on, and headed out. 2:10 mins each way. Of which, 90% of the trip was with the cruise set at 75mph. I stopped once on the way down, just for peace of mind, and none of the suckers had lost anything. As if driving the paparazzi machine didn’t elicit enough cell phone pictures or videos, slap a couple P4’s on it and people really give you funny looks. I found the Safeway parking lot at the bottom of the big hill, unloaded both bikes, pulled the rack off and put it in the trunk. After the ride, I put the rack back on the car along with both bikes (all of 5 minutes and most that time is because I triple check everything and make sure the bikes are perfectly lined up). I filled up with gas, and headed back home for that last leg. After getting home, I pulled it all off and admired the smashed bugs all over my car. There were little sucker rings on the top of my car, so I ran a diaper and wiped them off.
    So, I drove with absolutely no issues, it never lost vacuum, and it left nothing on my car. There was no denting of sheet metal, no micro scratches, no smashed bikes on the ground… There were a couple car passes that reached about 85mph, but I never went over that speed for more than about 15 seconds.
    Anyone who needs a great alternative to a traditional rack, this is it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdmiller909 View Post
    The journey yesterday was great. Backed the car out of the garage, put the bikes on, and headed out. 2:10 mins each way. Of which, 90% of the trip was with the cruise set at 75mph. I stopped once on the way down, just for peace of mind, and none of the suckers had lost anything. As if driving the paparazzi machine didn’t elicit enough cell phone pictures or videos, slap a couple P4’s on it and people really give you funny looks. I found the Safeway parking lot at the bottom of the big hill, unloaded both bikes, pulled the rack off and put it in the trunk. After the ride, I put the rack back on the car along with both bikes (all of 5 minutes and most that time is because I triple check everything and make sure the bikes are perfectly lined up). I filled up with gas, and headed back home for that last leg. After getting home, I pulled it all off and admired the smashed bugs all over my car. There were little sucker rings on the top of my car, so I ran a diaper and wiped them off.
    So, I drove with absolutely no issues, it never lost vacuum, and it left nothing on my car. There was no denting of sheet metal, no micro scratches, no smashed bikes on the ground… There were a couple car passes that reached about 85mph, but I never went over that speed for more than about 15 seconds.
    Anyone who needs a great alternative to a traditional rack, this is it.
    Awesome! Yeah man I was hesitant at first and I'm pretty sure EVERYONE on here was too but once you feel just how secure and tight those things get, you'll be sold in no time. I love telling everyone about them, how you can load two bikes on the top of a small coupe and still keep its lines when nothing is mounted. I loaded my bike up today and rode alone this afternoon, worked great on my (dirty) BMW 135i. And yes, some of the new black vacuum cups would be nice.....
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    I just put a deposit on a 2012 Hyundai Veloster with panoramic sunroof, and using the Yakima kit renders the sunroof unusable. This is probably the only way to roof-rack my bikes and still use the sunroof (by removing the seasuckers when the rack is not in use). Traildawg, as others mentioned the Killer App would be to have attachments for Thule or Yakima crossbars to enable carrying kayaks, skis, luggage boxes, etc. I guarantee you would sell a TON of those!!!! Any update on availability of such? I'll be your beta tester ;-)
    VacuRack is compatable with nearly any round bar accessory. I've had up to 4 kayaks on at one time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdmiller909 View Post
    Box came yesterday, fully assembled I might add. I saw a "how to assemble" video on you tube so I assumed I would have to put it together. It was the newer version with locking skewers and black suction cups. I flipped through the directions to make sure I wasn't missing anything and quickly installed it. There is a lot of curvature on the top of my car...more than I expected, but it didn't seem to slow down the seasucker. I was afraid the crankset would spin and a pedal would hit the roof of my car, so I ran a velco strap around the crank arm and the rear stay just to be safe. I didn't want to start my big adventure tomorrow without testing it, so I made a quick test drive down the street: 1 mile up the freeway and then back home, all was good. With more courage, I took another spin: A 45 mile, 75mph drive down the hwy.... no issues. I parked the car, just woke up 9 hrs later to get ready for my trip, to see that the cups have not lost any suction? Wow, either these cups are incredible, the Zaino wax I use on my paint has it very smooth, or both. Either way, impressive suction! Time to back the car out of the garage, lock the bikes down and head out on the official big adventure....my confidence is high. I will report back after the trip.

    Pardon the poor cell phone pictures





    i would think that having that car and 10 plus grand in bikes on the roof alone you might have a daily driver that would be a better hauler. still cool though but i would be worried every time i put that rack on my roof

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzorich View Post
    i would be worried every time i put that rack on my roof
    Once you use one personally(a SeaSucker System that is), you'll know never to worry..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzorich View Post
    i would think that having that car and 10 plus grand in bikes on the roof alone you might have a daily driver that would be a better hauler. still cool though but i would be worried every time i put that rack on my roof
    This is my daily driver. My wifes daily driver is an Acura MDX. The MDX has always been the bike hauler. Now when we want to go somewhere in the sports car...we can take the bikes too. And yes, there will always be a pucker factor when anything touches my daily driver.

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    I'm going to go cry in the corner now at how poor I am in comparison. Pondering putting out a cup and grabbing a guitar, with a sign that says: Will stop playing for 10,000$

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman8 View Post
    How did you get black cups? Those look nice.

    SeaSucker will soon all be Black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbltap View Post
    Love the bike rack, dislike the window anchor. A great deal!
    im guessing you placed the window anchor on the side of the window instead of the top?

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    I purchased a Mini-Bomber unit when I was in the U.S on business. I'd stumbled across the SeaSucker website and liked what I saw. I did a minimal amount of research, but never bothered with forums as I just find many of them petty and annoying. I was telling a college about the SeaSucker and Googled it for him and stumbled across this thread. Like I said I'm not a massive fan of forums, but thought I'd share my SeaSucker experience/opinion after reading most of the comments.

    I use my Mini-Bomber primarily on my Porsche 911, and sometimes on my Audi A6 Avant. A few months ago I was driving back from an event in Italy with a friend. On the roof of the 911 was my Colnago C50 and friends Colnago M10. There'd been a serious accident on the Autoroute in France and it became touch and go as to wether we'd make our Eurotunnel connection back to the UK.. I drove for 3 hours at speeds of between 85mph and 110mph. Net result, no lose of pressure and I made my connection. I'm not condonning my speeds and initially I felt I was taking a "flier", but I have to say I was impressed with the products performance. The things I always make sure I do is use the protective covers when it's off the car, and always apply to a clean surface. In my humble Limey opinion, this is a pretty decent opinion.Also I've had no damage to the finish of either car. That's all.

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    After some business travel and a gnarly case of stomach flu peppered with the occasional explosive diarrhea episode I got a chance to test my all black mini-bomber.

    I ordered from ProEdgeBiker.com and got the Fork Up 15mm adapter for my '13 Stumpy FSR. The items arrived as intended and in good shape. I was impressed by how hefty the rack is and how the cups are made. This thing looks like it would survive a bomb blast.

    After a week of staring at the setup then running to the bathroom(explosive diarrhea part) I finally got it tried out.

    Impressions: This rig is extremely easy to use (please read all the instructions). It cut the time I take mounting the bike up in half (came from a Saris Bone 3). Made sure I pre-moistened the cups, a bit of twiddling the buttons, and voila! I will say that you have to get a feel for where to place the cup for the rear wheel by test fitting or just pre-attach. There seem to be cons to both approaches and they both include scratches if you are clumsy. Luckily I avoided that but can see it happening if someone is in a rush or careless. Once the QR is secured that bike isn't going anywhere. I mounted my Jamis Durango and my Stumpy for the fit and had a slight handlebar interference issue, but nothing horrible. With both bikes on top of the Chevrolet Volt I knew I had a good buy.

    Test Drive: Took the Stumpy out this morning for a quick ride to a trail about 45 mins away and even at 70 MPH I noticed no excessive wind noise, buffeting, or anything that even hinted that the bike was anything but perfectly still. Got to the trail, easy off, and placed the entire rig in the trunk/hatch. Again...easy.

    Observations and Wishlist: The rack didn't seem to have an option for an adapter that lets me keep my front wheel on. Personally, I'm not a fan of taking my front axle off each time. I saw something for road bikes but it didn't seem workable for MTBs. Also the cups do leave a ring on my roof. I am a Zaino user and usually average 5-10 coats on hoods, trunks, and roofs. The Volt got only 5 coats, the M5 gets 10. Thankfully they come off with a soft towel and detailer spray but they are clearly visible on my glossy black roof. I assume this is the Zaino which will show areas that get rough treatment. They are NOT scratches however. I REPEAT...THEY ARE NOT SCRATCHES. Lol... Just wanted to prevent anti-Sea Sucker-ites from trolling because of this post.

    Conclusion: The mount performs to my expectations and exceeds many of them. I feel I got great value for the money as a hitch mount for my Volt plus a hitch would run me almost double what I paid. I'll give this product a 4.9/5.0 and the service of ProEdgeBiker.com 5.0/5.0.

    Now to put bikes up on the M5 and give this rack a "real test"...muuaahahaha.

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    here's an Cheap Alternative that would work on almost any car


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    My Seasucker is still sitting in the box. A bad crash a few rides back has really squashed all desire to ride. However, I will be mounting this to my 2013 Mustang GT, and I WILL get out on the highway, and head off to a trail to ride.

    I am honestly glad that the cups are white, as they match the car, and it will look really good once mounted. I will be sure to post some pictures up when I get it on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    here's an Cheap Alternative that would work on almost any car

    just, WOW. You can see the rust. Are those nailed/welded on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slumpey View Post
    just, WOW. You can see the rust. Are those nailed/welded on?
    My Guess, SCREWED ON!

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    They look like bolts to me there.

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    I mounted my Talon on my Mustang today. It took a bit of work, but once I figured out the distances and stuff, it went on nicely. I just did a test fit, not leaving the parking lot. I am still nervous about driving on the highway with it on there, but it seemed very stable.

    Still trying to find the better place to put it, since my roof is fairly angled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    I mounted my Talon on my Mustang today. It took a bit of work, but once I figured out the distances and stuff, it went on nicely. I just did a test fit, not leaving the parking lot. I am still nervous about driving on the highway with it on there, but it seemed very stable.

    Still trying to find the better place to put it, since my roof is fairly angled.
    Yea. see what works. I know with my Z, which has an angled roof, I can place the rack towards the front of the car (front mount on windshield) or near the rear (front mount right in fornt of rear hatch). I went with near the rear as I think it is better for overall fuel conservation. My car is crappy on fuel mileage so any mile or 2 is worth it.

    I was nervous too the first time. First, try on some small roads close to home. As long as you have good seals and the bike fork is attached securly to the fork mount, don't worry. Even if the front mount has one cup with orange showing, the other two will still be strong. FYI, I have gone 85+ on the highway and also rode in torrential storms with no issue.

    I can tell you, expect people to ask you about the rack. As long as there are people in the parking lot, someone stops by and asks me about the rack. It also could be it's very unusal to see a bike rack on a Z. I had 2 girls in a car drive up next to me on the highway and snap a picture with their iphone. The driver wasn't paying attention and almost crashed into the car in front of them. Driver was blond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    I mounted my Talon on my Mustang today. It took a bit of work, but once I figured out the distances and stuff, it went on nicely. I just did a test fit, not leaving the parking lot. I am still nervous about driving on the highway with it on there, but it seemed very stable.

    Still trying to find the better place to put it, since my roof is fairly angled.
    Dont limit yourself by mounting the bike the traditional way Facing forward either. I have seen many people place the racks on the trunk of their sports cars and the rear tire facing forward..

    I'm going to start a new thread so Owners can post pics of their chosen ways to carry their bikes using their seasucker racks. This one has gotten pretty large.

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    If my trunk was about 3" longer, and I didn't have the factory spoiler on there, I could mount the front solely on the rear window, and have the rear wheel on the trunk. That would be ideal for me I think. It won't fit that way though, so I am up on the roof a bit. The rear window is at a pretty decent slant though, and I am having issues mounting it to both the roof and the rear window. Might have to just go solely roof, and see if that works better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzorich View Post
    i would think that having that car and 10 plus grand in bikes on the roof alone you might have a daily driver that would be a better hauler. still cool though but i would be worried every time i put that rack on my roof

    This is the most epic car ever. I love it when Jeremy takes it for a spin in one of the Top Gear episodes.

    I am going to have to do with a Honda Civic Si Coupe for the time being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TenSpeed View Post
    If my trunk was about 3" longer, and I didn't have the factory spoiler on there, I could mount the front solely on the rear window, and have the rear wheel on the trunk. That would be ideal for me I think. It won't fit that way though, so I am up on the roof a bit. The rear window is at a pretty decent slant though, and I am having issues mounting it to both the roof and the rear window. Might have to just go solely roof, and see if that works better.
    Post some pics when you have ironed out.
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    Seasucker + cargo box

    Has anyone used one of the Seasucker racks and mounted a cargo box on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by triplep View Post
    Has anyone used one of the Seasucker racks and mounted a cargo box on it?

    Shoot the boys an email and ask the source: info@seasucker.com

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    hi! where I can find the lube that seasucker use in its video of cleaning the pump???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeto View Post
    hi! where I can find the lube that seasucker use in its video of cleaning the pump???
    SeaSucker | Lube Tube – 5g

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBeto View Post
    hi! where I can find the lube that seasucker use in its video of cleaning the pump???
    Next to K-Y Jelly at your local grocery store. J/K, See ProEdgeBiker

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    ... and if we just ...

    :d lol! :d
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    thanks!!!

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    Ok, picked up a mini bomber from pro edge gear a couple of weeks ago, used it last week for a short trip to the trail and noticed one of the cups had lost a little suction, no big deal. Used it again this weekend and one of the cups lost full suction 2x, mounted to the car in the morning, about 15 mins later plunger was showing almost complete loss of pressure, could I have a defective cup? Also about 10 miles later at the trailhead the white plunger on the cup was fully extended. It is making me a bit nervous. I suppose I should call seasucker.

    Second issue is that when I took the rear wheel cups off the car, both left an imprint on the roof, there is a ring on the roof, you can even see the imprint of the writing that is on the bottom of the suction cup. Used some detail spray and a microfiber cloth but could not get the imprint out, tried it several times and it was still there. This is on a brand new car that I just got 2 weeks ago. I used a little light polish and that seemed to have helped a bit, but still not completely gone. Any suggestions? This happen to anyone else? The front cups left no marks although I mounted to the sunroof, last week had mounted in front of the sunroof, but that didn't leave any marks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enig44 View Post
    Ok, picked up a mini bomber from pro edge gear a couple of weeks ago, used it last week for a short trip to the trail and noticed one of the cups had lost a little suction, no big deal. Used it again this weekend and one of the cups lost full suction 2x, mounted to the car in the morning, about 15 mins later plunger was showing almost complete loss of pressure, could I have a defective cup? Also about 10 miles later at the trailhead the white plunger on the cup was fully extended. It is making me a bit nervous. I suppose I should call seasucker.
    .
    I had problems with mine the first week but I just pulled the plunger as he does on the seasucker youtube maintenance video at 1:48 and added more lube. Worked great after that. Note that you don't have to take the whole mechanism apart. Just pull the plunger, apply lube and shove it back in.

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    ENIG44...

    INFO FOR FIRST ISSUE:

    Here is the SeaSucker maintenance video from Bryanmcn's post:

    SeaSucker Maintenance: Cleaning

    MY ANSWER TO SECOND ISSUE:

    You can use white distilled vinegar to remove/minimize hard water spots. I use it for my Z and it does not hurt the paint. I would recommend applying in the shade. I didn't think this would work but search the Internet and it's proven remedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enig44 View Post
    Ok, picked up a mini bomber from pro edge gear a couple of weeks ago, used it last week for a short trip to the trail and noticed one of the cups had lost a little suction, no big deal. Used it again this weekend and one of the cups lost full suction 2x, mounted to the car in the morning, about 15 mins later plunger was showing almost complete loss of pressure, could I have a defective cup? Also about 10 miles later at the trailhead the white plunger on the cup was fully extended. It is making me a bit nervous. I suppose I should call seasucker.
    was the platform where you placed the suckers clean? did you dampen the cups with a wet rag? you can always test the suckers on a window/mirror overnight at home to see if the problem re-occurs.

    and yes, you're correct about calling/emailing seasucker since you have a full warranty for your equipment if indeed for some reason its defective.

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    ProEdgeBiker - just ordered a talon from you yesterday. Looking forward to trying it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    was the platform where you placed the suckers clean? did you dampen the cups with a wet rag? you can always test the suckers on a window/mirror overnight at home to see if the problem re-occurs.

    and yes, you're correct about calling/emailing seasucker since you have a full warranty for your equipment if indeed for some reason its defective.

    Thanks for all the replies, I will try and lube the plunger and then test it out overnight to see that it maintains suction.

    Yes, the cups were moist, I bought a small spray bottle to keep in the trunk and just misted the cups with water before sticking on, car was clean.

    I will try the vinegar solution as well for the stains to see if that removes the marks, I was originally afraid of damage to the clear coat but it makes sense that it may just be water stains. Will post results.

    Thanks again!

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    So glad that I have a SeaSucker rack. I purchased a new to me (used bike) from a friend yesterday, and it is a hartdail 29er. I currently have a 26 fullsuspension. Put my sucker on, and put the bike on. No worries if the trays would work with the bigger wheels. Took me a few minutes to get everything adjusted, and I was off. Can't say enough about the versatility of the sucker!! 90 mile drive home at about 80mph or so, and no loss at all of any cups. The bike was very stable up there.

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    potential problems

    This post was a great resource to me when researching Seasucker. I ended up purchasing a mini-bomber and then exchanging it for a talon, So I just wanted to share my thoughts on some items that haven't been discussed. For reference,I own a 2007 VW Rabbit (Golf in other years) four door hatchback. It's a new to me car and I wanted something to replace the trunk mounted rack that I owned previously. I wanted it to primarily carry two commuter bikes for either emergency pick-ups or for longer trips. So the criteria were something that would install easily and be small enough to store in the trunk. A roof rack was the first thought since I could leave it on the car but I didn't want to deal with the hit to gas mileage since the VW Rabbit gets lousy gas mileage. The next option was a hitch mount that could fold up nicely, but I happened across the Seasucker before that materialized. So the plan was to get the mini-bomber and mount it on the back of the hatchback. I was fully confident in the ability of the Seasucker to hold bikes thanks to this thread, so it seemed like a perfect solution.

    The first thing that went wrong was that the hatch on the car was too short to accommodate the wheel base of the bikes, so they couldn't be mounted on the back. In most of the hatchbacks that I have seen, this is going to be a problem. it seems obvious when I think about it, but it never crossed my mind until I actually tried it out. I suspect that the minibomber can only be used to mount bikes onto the backside of a full sized SUV. So take this in mind if purchasing for a hatchback.

    Given the inability to mount the system on the back, I moved to the roof and encountered a couple of other problems. The first was that my roof is relatively curved. It's not the most round car on the market, nor the flattest, but if you have a curvy roof, the mini-bomber needs a relatively flat surface to mount to. Luckily, the backside of the roof is flatter, so I was able to mount the bikes with forks in the back. Some newer cars that I have seen are very curved and might not be able to work with the mini-bomber. I think if they used a softer plastic like they have in the talon, this problem would be alleviated.
    The next problem that was encountered was the flex in the roof. The Rabbit has a pretty soft roof and every time I ran over a bump the rear wheel mount would pop the roof in and out. There was a small range of locations where this didn't happen and I'm not sure how soft a typical car roof so this might be specific to the Rabbit.. With all of these requirements, the different mounting configurations that I could obtain with the minibomber was effectively one. Definitely not everything that I had hoped for. Even so it seemed good enough for what I wanted and I thought it was really cool so I was still considering keeping it.

    The final problem was was the most disappointing part of the purchase. It's that this doesn't work well with all bikes with fenders. My bike worked on it just fine. It's a cross bike with sks fenders. The fenders were close to touching the roof but it worked. My wife's bike, however has a much fuller aluminum fender that would hit the roof if mounted on the mini-bomber (or the Talon). So her bike couldn't be mounted without removing the fender.

    In the end, we decided to go back to a hitch mount when we want to carry two bikes. It's not compact so we are going to keep it in the attic when not in use, but it works to carry both bikes for a road trip. We ended up exchanging the mini-bomber for a Talon to keep in the trunk in case one of us needs to pick up the other when stranded after a long ride or bad weather or whatever. The talon still has the problem with the fenders, but my wife and I have an idea for a good mod that we are going to work on so that the talon can work with big ol' fenders (stay tuned). It's not exactly what we wanted but it will do.
    All in all, I think the technology is fantastic. I love it and that's why I wanted to at least have the Talon. BUT, it's not as versatile as you might think after reading through this thread. Seriously consider the shape and mounting surfaces for you car, and take special consideration if you have fenders.

    Also, make sure you bungee your crank/pedal to your frame so that they don't rotate around and smack your roof. It's a small and hopefully obvious thing, but I've seen no mention of it anywhere.

    I have a couple of pictures that took during this whole process. I would have made more thorough documentation for this post but I wasn't thinking about it at the time. Hopefully you can get an idea of what I'm talking about though. Since I'm new I can't post links or images so if you want to see them, you'll have to go to imgur and append a/kqFJ2 to the address (lame, but it's the best that I can do at the moment)

    Thanks to everyone that posted here already. This was really a great resource. I would like also to apologize to proedgeracer. I was originally going to order through you but I'm a Floridian and I didn't want to get hit with the sales tax. Interesting how the sales tax ends up hurting local business in the online arena. Though I might be interested in those LuminTREK lights. My wife has a Bikeray and I'm thinking of getting a good front light. In the end I purchased my stuff from trivelosports.com and they were very helpful in putting up with my constant back and forth, so I wanted to give them a shout out here as well.

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    If anyone has doubts about ordering from ProEdgeBiker, they shouldn't. I ordered mine through him, and the whole experience was flawless. Excellent communication and fast delivery. Definitely would deal with him again.

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    Enig44 is really JohnJ80 lol.

    Thanks to all who bought this product and gave reviews, you were half the reason I bought it. Thanks to JohnJ80 for the other half of the reason. Your consistent weak trolling of this thread without having owned this product annoyed me enough to push me over the edge and purchase it for my $50k car.

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    Mini bomber

    This thing is the best. Incredibly sturdy on my 06 Charger, never gave it a thought getting up to 90 or pushing hard through corners... plus it doesn't ruin the finish of that beautiful magnesium pearl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatty los View Post
    Enig44 is really JohnJ80 lol.

    Thanks to all who bought this product and gave reviews, you were half the reason I bought it. Thanks to JohnJ80 for the other half of the reason. Your consistent weak trolling of this thread without having owned this product annoyed me enough to push me over the edge and purchase it for my $50k car.
    LOL! you'll get used to that, all the nay sayers of this product have not even seen it up close.

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    My Take of the Seasucker Mountin System

    I was inspired by the snowboard rack that was posted previously. I bought the Talon mount from ProEdge last week and then a nice Thule bike carrier. Made a few parts myself to attach the two systems together and voila! Perfect rack. Used it this past weekend and it was awesome. 2 minutes to install and load the bike and half that time to take everything off. It even fits, as is, in the back of my trunk. Love it! Didn't lose any suction and the bike barely sways.
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    It was love at first sight.... she had alloy nipples after all!

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    Can you go into more detail about the mount that you used, and how it is mounted? Curious as to why you are using an additional mount with the SeaSucker.

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