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The way I see it is, if you're regularly using a roof rack, go permanent with Thule or Yakima. If you want something removable, get a hitch or trunk rack. If you want removable but don't want a hitch or trunk rack, then SeaSucker is a great option, indeed the only option.
They're vacuum cups, they're not suction cups. They ain't coming off. You could, of course, stick them in place and not vacuum the cups down, but that is user error tantamount to not locking down the skewers on the fork. You could screw up, but if you do you have no one to blame but yourself.
Used it for AeroCamp once eveto transport bikes to/from the velodrome.
Mounted the bikes across the back glass on the wagon one time to keep them out of the wind. Otherwise my first wagon got gallons to the miles, especially > 100mph
I haven't had any issues.
I keep a cloth and a water bottle with some water stored near the cups to minimize any hunting around before an installation.
I would recommend them.
Worked great, but on the way up I was glancing out the sunroof frequently/nervously to make sure it was still there. Didn't think twice about it on the way home. It was solidly stuck on when I arrived at either end and took the bike off. I was pushing 85-95 the whole time --made good time until I got clocked at 88 and pulled over.
Downslide is there's no lock. That wasn't really an issue for me, just meant I had to carry two sleeping 4 year olds + my bike from street parking back to my apartment at midnight when we got home. That sucked a bit.
Oh and I got it for a steep discount on that team discount site that used to be called Promotive but is now called Experticity (haven't checked the site since I bought the seasucker 2+ seasons ago so I can't fully vouch for them).
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It's super easy to install and remove. The only gripe I have is some cars may not have the right space to mount it. In other words if I put it on the roof, I put it on the "metal" space between the sunroof and the windshield. The back wheel is mounted to the second sunroof which does not open or move (the Q7 has a double sunroof and a 3rd over the 3rd row). That seems to work fine, but I wish I could move it a bit back on the roof. When I mount it to the back I have to actually put the front cups on the roof and the back cup(s) on just below the licence plate. Depending on your bike length, the cups may not be able to vacuum securely. That all said, I would recommend one to anyone that wants a rack that is secure, and super easy to use (I wanted to take mine off after every use), as long as it works for your car and bike length.
You can purchase a locking system that allows you to run a cable through the bike frame(s) and then through a loop that attaches either to your car window or trunk. I have this and find it to be a great solution to the worry of leaving the bike on the car when running into a store or whatever.
Second, the Seasucker is super portable. when I travel, I pack the single bike mount in my luggage so that I can carry the bike easily on whatever rental car I have at my destination.
For these reasons along with the fact that my car does not do well with traditional permanently mounted racks I have been a very satisfied SS customer.
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