All it took was a sliced palm and some scar tissue before we decided that a roof carrier bicycle rack was not going to be the best solution when it came to trying to carry three bikes with an SUV that did not have a hitch. After some looking around we thought that the Allen Sports 103DN Deluxe was going to work for us, but still a little skeptical we sent over a quick email to customer service. Less than 24 hours later, it was confirmed that this bike rack would fit on a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe and excitedly we placed our order.
We opened the box a few hours before our first bike trip where we didn’t have to disassemble each of the bikes to throw them in the back of the mini van and gave the 103DN a test run to see long it would take to install. Once you get the metal set up pins in place (you have to use a bit of effort here) we had this in place and ready to go in less than a few minutes. The hooks, top, side and bottom, all went on without a hitch and we had them cinched up and tightened up with little effort.
The best part was that since it is so quick to install, we were able without much effort to take it off and throw it in the back of the SUV while we were biking to not have to worry about someone taking it. Even after being quite tired a few miles of hard mountain biking, we didn’t feel annoyed that we had to put it back on the SUV for the ride home. It also folds down pretty small if you would just like to keep it in the car, or keep it in the garage while you are not using it.
We were carrying two Cannondale bikes that had a little bit of a wider and flatter frame to them, along with an older Giant bike. What we found was that putting the Giant bike in the middle of the two Cannondale bikes worked out the best for us in terms of making it easy to get them on and off. Depending on what bikes you have you will have to find the best way to stack all three bikes on the rake, but in the end we found our best situation. Our Allen Sports USA 103DN Deluxe 3 Bike Trunk Rack was ordered from Amazon and arrived via prime shipping at a great price point.