During the triathlete season, he transports his bike to the start line of a cycle sportive, such as Tour De Yorkshire, or a triathlon race. Matt used to have a Ford Focus RS which was surprisingly practical, and with the seats down could swallow the bike. When he upgraded to the Jaguar F-Type he quickly discovered it wasn’t as practical and wasn’t sure how he would be able to get his bike to events with it.
Luckily after some more searching on the internet, he found the SeaSucker Talon. Below is Matt’s feedback.
Now the bike sits so beautifully on top of the car and looks great, you just need to remember to put everything in the boot/trunk first. I also read that its worth tying the crank in place so it doesn’t rotate when you’re driving resulting in a pedal hitting the roof. It’d be nice if SeaSucker bundled a velcro strap for that purpose! The panoramic roof on the F-Type means I can monitor the suction seals from inside the car, which is re-assuring – but so far I’ve never seen them lose any pressure.
I’ve now bought the SeaSucker Flight Deck to hold the front wheel so I don’t need to remember to put it in the back first and frees up a bit more luggage space.
Thanks Matt for sharing your story. We appreciate your feedback, especially regarding the pedal straps. It is for this reason Gear Campus decided last year to include 300 mm x 9 mm Double Sided Velcro strap(s) with each SeaSucker Bike Rack sold.