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    Saris Thelma Rack?

    Anybody use this rack with their DH/FR bikes? Goods? Bads? Pictures?

    Thanks

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    it will not work, unless you have a sub 30lbs bike. trust me, i work at a bike shop that sells them.
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    I use one and it works fantastic for me with 2 freeride bikes

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    the manual says:

    "4) This rack is rated for 35lb maximum per bike."

    that rules mine out...

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    sorry here is a pic albeit not very good (dont take many pics of my rack sorry)
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    and now my friend has a session 77 i put on there

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    it looks like a nice rack but my bike weighs almost 45lbs - don't wanna tempt fate. the cycleon pro can handle 60lbs a piece.

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    thats not to steep is it?
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    dont get one. a dh bike has too long of a wheel base. it doesnt work to well. its made for more xc and short wheel base bikes like that.
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    Even if the weight limit would handle bikes over 35lbs I wouldn't recomend it. We sell Saris racks and recieved 2 Thelma racks a week ago to put on the floor for sale. Neither made it onto the floor. The overall quality seemed somewhat low. Further more, one of the racks was missing parts, the other had holes drilled in the wrong spots preventing further assembly. We've carried Saris for 6 months now and every shipment we've recieved has left us with a rack that was un able to be assembled due to lack of parts or poor quality control.

    I'm not trying to knock Saris. They make some good stuff and at nice prices, however reoccuring events would lead me to recomend looking elsewhere for a rack. Thule makes a pretty darn nice rear rack that uses a design similar to the SideArm roof rack.

    -Kevin

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    ..on that note, is anyone using a Thule T2? how do you like it?

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    Get the Yakima hookup and hookup plus. Great racks. Great sway protection. After loading 4 DH bikes... each at 45lbs. I could stand on the end with no prob (my fat a is 205lbs). Yakima is seriously over built. They are built to handle 3 times the weight.... ask your local rep.
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    Yeah the Yakima Hoop Up is beef. The rack itself is heavy as hell I wouldn't think twice about loading one up with ~50lb bikes. It isn't cheap though, don't know how much the Saris is.

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    Thanks for the help, I'm going to get a Yakima today.
    I just sold my Thule T2, literally a week ago.....To make a long story short, I had my FR bike on ebay, it sold but I had a non paying "buyer". Between this and me re-gaining my thought process I kept my bike, but now left w/out a rack.

    The T2 was awsome, except the weight. This was a downfall for me since I remove my rack weekly. Anyways, I'm going to pickup a Hookup.
    Thanks again

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