FEATURES of the Kuat Trio Fork Mount Roof Bike Rack
1 bike - 45 lbs max
Fits 9mm, 15mm, and 20mm in one
Integrated cable lock for frame and rear wheel
Security bar mounts
Slim design is aerodynamic and looks great on any vehicle
Fat tire bike adapters also available
Rated 4 out of
VersatileI bought this because of its ability to accommodate the 9mm fork on my road bike and the 20mm thru axle on my mountain bike- it works well for that, install is easy. The only complaints that I have are that I question how secure it is in terms of theft (of both the rack itself as well as the bike attached) - the cable is cool and all, but wouldn't take much to cut through it. I would like more options as far as that goes. Also, I was using the inno slim fork before I bought this and I preferred the rear wheel clamp system on the inno for my carbon wheels. Too bad it wouldn't work with my 29er
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of
Nice Rack... but some issuesI bought this rack to use with the factory rails and crossbars on a 2014 Ford Escape. If you install the rack in this configuration you will not be able to open the hatch all the way without interfering with the rack. It is about 1.5" too long.,,,,Unfortunately there is no way to adjust the install position. The mount point of the rack to the front crossbar is fixed... as are the crossbars on the Escape.,,,,One suggestion was to mount the rack backwards. I did not like the idea of the tray extending well over the sunroof opening.,,,,My solution was to elevate the rear of the rack using an old Thule loadbar.,,,,After this slight adjustment I am happy with the rack.,,,,The skewer for the fork mount was very stiff at first. Working the lock nut back and forth a few times loosened it up just fine.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of
More features for the same moneyIn preparation for a big trip with lots of riders, I bought a few different racks to try them out. Why not, right? The three racks I chose were, The Kuat Trio, the Rocky Mounts Tie Rod, and the Thule Sidearm. They all have good features, but in the end, the Kuat wins.
I caught sales on all three racks, and out the door, the Kuat was in the middle of the pack, about $10 more than the Rocky Mounts and about $30 less than the Thule.
#1 - The Kuat comes with locks already built in. Thule and Rocky Mounts are lock compatible, but you have to pay extra.
#2 - The Kuat is really stable on the roof. I have never had an ounce of trouble from my Kuat rack. Rocky Mounts is ok, but I am not terribly confident in the front attachment. It does get the job done though. My Thule wobbles all over the place, and I have to tighten it back in place every 200 miles or so. It has never come close to falling off, but it is also not very confidence inspiring.
#3 Kuat customer support is AMAZING! From the day I activated the warranty, they have been awesome to me. The other two companies have not been bad, but Kuat is far and away the best company to work with. They cover everything on the rack under warranty, and if it is not free to replace (90% of the time it is) their upgrades and replacement parts are very inexpensive to purchase yourself.