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SeaSucker Talon Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Vacuum Cup Mounted

SeaSucker Talon Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Vacuum Cup Mounted

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Carry 1 bike on your vehicle's roof, trunk, or glass with this fork-mount-style rack. 3 Vacuum cups allow the rack to attach to your car in seconds and it won't scratch or dent your car. Rack fits easily into a bike bag or carry-on luggage. Lowest Prices for the best roof bike racks from SeaSucker. SeaSucker Talon Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Vacuum Cup Mounted part number 298-BT1004 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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SeaSucker Roof Bike Racks - 298-BT1004

  • Fork Mount
  • SeaSucker
  • No Crossbars
  • 9mm Fork
  • Disc Brake Compatible
  • Locks Not Included
  • Black
  • Suction Cup Mount
  • Aluminum

Carry 1 bike on your vehicle's roof, trunk, or glass with this fork-mount-style rack. 3 Vacuum cups allow the rack to attach to your car in seconds and it won't scratch or dent your car. Rack fits easily into a bike bag or carry-on luggage.


  • Fork-mount carrier lets you transport 1 bike on your vehicle's roof, trunk, or back glass
  • Mounts to vehicle body with (4) 6" vacuum cups that won't scratch or dent your car's surface
    • Attaches to metal, glass, or fiberglass surfaces
    • Single vacuum cup with strap secures your bike's rear tire
  • Includes HUSKE universal fork mount, 9-mm thru-axle adapter, and quick-release skewer
    • HUSKE Fork mounts and adapters for 12-mm, 15-mm, and 15-mm Boost thru-axles sold separately
  • Black, high-density polyethylene thermoplastic construction
  • Includes 5g lube tube for vacuum pump maintenance, 1 spare vacuum cup, and 1 crank arm strap for pedal stability
  • Cable anchors for window (298-BA0010 - sold separately) and trunk (298-BA0020 - sold separately) help deter theft
    • Locking cable sold separately
  • Small rack fits in bike bag or carry-on luggage
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: rooftop, trunk, or back glass
  • Carrying capacity: 1 bicycle
  • Weight capacity: 45 lbs
  • Dimensions: 27" long x 8" wide
  • Pull strength rating: 210 lbs per cup
  • Carrier weight: 12 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

SeaSucker Vacuum Cup

The SeaSucker Talon is quick and easy to mount. To install the rack make sure the mounting surface is clean and place the rack on your roof, trunk, or window glass then press the pump several times until the orange band disappears. To break the seal and remove the rack from your vehicle simply pull the T-shaped tab up and towards the center of the cup. As suction decreases over time the plunger will extend from the cup. When the orange indicator band shows simply repump the plunger.

BT1004 SeaSucker Talon - Roof Mounted Carrier - Vacuum Cup - Fork Mount - 1-Bike

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SeaSucker Talon Roof Bike Rack - Fork Mount - Vacuum Cup Mounted - 298-BT1004

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

Carry 1 bike on your vehicle's roof, trunk, or glass with this fork-mount-style rack. 3 Vacuum cups allow the rack to attach to your car in seconds and it won't scratch or dent your car. Rack fits easily into a bike bag or carry-on luggage.

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The rack arrived very quickly. Upon opening the box I observed that the covers for the suction pads had come loose during shipping. Probably not an issue. The instructions for assembly and mounting were clear and easy to follow. I planned to secure the cups to the glass roof on my VW. So, I thought it would be best to clean the glass and roof with auto detailing spray. After doing that I attached the carrier and gave it a prett y good shake. I have attached three photographs that may add clarity. I'm very optimistic. This may be the best carrier I've had for my bicycle. Keep Eager.

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Your product is still working great. It’s on top of a fiberglass truck top. Speeds up to 75 mph. It’s a heavy hybrid Fugi. Well I do lose some suction in one of the cups but not much. I’m always able to pump it back up. Sorry I can provide a picture at this time.

Product was great. I got run over and haven’t used it for some time now. Over a year.
Charles e - 06/05/2020

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I received delivery and setup. I seem to be able to connect my road bike wheel with quick release - but not my road disc bike with thru-axle. Do I need an accessory for thru axle bike?

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So far, so good! I just got mine today but won't use it till the weekend... it was hard to find as it was backordered until forever on [online retailer] so I bought it from etrailer which was great because I HATE [online retailer] so there's that... These guys are awesome, they emailed me to ask if I got it okay within a couple of hours of it arriving! I mean, who does that. Great job! So don't buy from [online retailer]... it was cheaper from these guys. The thing arrived in great condition and ahead of time and looks awesome... can't wait till the weekend to go off for a bike ride.


Ask the Experts about this SeaSucker Roof Bike Racks

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    With most vehicles you have the choice of adding a hitch and then a bike carrier to that hitch, a trunk mounted bike rack, or a roof mounted bike carrier. I will provide you one of each and recommend what I think is best for your Tesla Model 3. For a trunk mounted option, the SeaSucker Talon # 298-BT1004 is truly unique and is my recommendation. This rack mounts to your rear glass windshield via super strong vacuum cups. You won't have to be concerned with scratching the finish of...
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  • Recommendation to Carry Bikes on a 2020 Honda Civic Si
    The 2020 Honda Civic Si is a tricky vehicle to carry bikes on because the design keeps trunk mount racks from fitting and there aren't any trailer hitch receivers that fit either. You can go with a roof rack but that stays on the car and will likely get in the way if you have a sunroof. Instead I recommend going with a SeaSucker bike carrier. SeaSuckers use vacuum cups to mount to your Civic's roof or rear glass. They're surprisingly secure. I've tried pulling one of the cups off a...
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  • Recommended SeaSucker Bike Rack with a 12-mm x 100-mm Fork Mount
    To mount your 2020 Orbea Orca OMX on your roof with a SeaSucker, you can use the Talon, part # 298-BT1004. This has a fork mount that can be replaced with the HUSKE 12-mm x 100-mm Thru-Axle, part # 298-BA14203, to fit your bike. I've linked to video reviews of both of these parts for you to look at.
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  • Seasucker Talon on an Infiniti G37 Coupe
    Trust me you aren't the only one who questioned the stability of the suction cups on the Seasucker Talon # 298-BT1004. However, we've tested a number of their products ourselves, without issue. I've linked a couple of the videos for you. We haven't received much customer feedback, positive or negative, as of yet.
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  • Best Bike Rack for Leased 2019 Subaru Impreza
    I have a great option for you to transport your bike with your leased 2019 Subaru Impreza. I highly recommend taking a look at the SeaSucker Talon Roof Bike Rack # 298-BT1004. This is a really unique system that will allow you to carry 1 bike on your Impreza's roof OR trunk. What sets this carrier apart from others for your application is that it will mount to the vehicle body using 4 vacuum cups that won't scratch or dent the car's surface. After removing the the rack there won't be...
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  • Fit of the SeaSucker Talon on a 2018 Audi A5 Sportback
    The SeaSucker Talon, part # 298-BT1004 will be a compatible fit with the 2018 Audi A5 SportBack, though you may need to mount the rear tire on the rear glass of the vehicle depending on the bike's wheelbase. I recommend adding a few things for use with the SeaSucker Talon for ease of use and added security. For your wheel, you'll want to purchase either the Hogg, part # 298-BA1580 or Flight Deck, part # 298-BV1022. These will let you store a quick release front wheel outside of the...
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  • Mountain Bike Fork Mount Rack for a Thule X-Sporter
    I have a solution for you, but because of the size of the X-Sporter bars, your options on bike racks are limited that are not channel mounts. The best option for you is to use the SeaSucker Talon rack, part # 298-BT1004. This rack mounts to any solid, nonporous roof surface with strong vacuum cups, letting you mount the rack easily to whatever position you want. In your case, this can be the cab of the truck or on the top of the RTT. I've included a few videos of this series of racks...
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  • Can SeaSucker Talon Bike Rack Hold a 4.5" Fat Bike Tire?
    Regarding the # 298-BT1004 Talon Rack SeaSucker reports, "The rear wheel cup has a 22" strap to secure any size back tire." I called my contact at SeaSucker and they confirmed the information about the 22" strap and that it indeed would have no issues holding your 4.5" tire.
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  • 1 Bike Rack for a 2007 Mini Cooper S Convertible
    I have a possible solution for you, but for most 2007 Mini Cooper S Convertibles, there's no good solution for a bike rack. If you have a Hardtop that has at least two sections that are smooth, then I recommend a SeaSucker Talon, part # 298-BT1004. This innovative fork mount rack uses extremely strong vacuum mounts to hold your bike to the roof of your vehicle. Since this is a fork mount, it does require that the front wheel be removed. You can add a storage position for it with the...
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  • Can SeaSucker Talon Roof Bike Rack Be Used on Panoramic Roof for Long Trips
    The SeaSucker Talon Roof Bike Rack # 298-BT1004 that you referenced will work perfectly on your BMW X3 that features the panoramic roof as well as your future BMW X2. The manufacturer was actually in our building not too long ago and they specifically addressed this concern, ensuring us that panoramic roofs aren't an issue at all and they actually prefer this style simply because the versatility of their racks means it's one of the only roof rack options that DO work with this roof style....
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  • SeaSucker Talon Roof Rack-Fork Mount-Vacuum Cup Mounted on Mazda MX5 RF
    The SeaSucker Talon Roof Bike Rack # 298-BT1004 that you referenced would easily fit on the roof and rear trunk lid of your 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. I looked up pictures of the roof and rear window/trunk lid and I don't foresee any issues with front sprocket clearance but that is also dependent on the bike you have. Either way though I am sure you could position the rack so that it fits well. You would probably need to stagger the front cups of the front mount attached to the roof and then...
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  • Can Seasucker Talon Bike Rack Be Used with 9 mm Quick Release Skewers
    The SeaSucker Talon Roof Bike Rack # 298-BT1004 actually comes with adapters that allow it to be used with a 9 mm quick release skewer like you have so you would not need any additional adapters. I attached a review video for this rack for you to check out as well.
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  • How to Transport Bike with 2016 Porsche Cayman
    The only option available that allows you to transport your bike with your 2016 Porsche Cayman is with a SeaSucker carrier like the Talon # 298-BT1004. This is actually a really nice carrier that uses heavy-duty vacuum cups that mount anywhere on the roof of your Porsche to provide a fork-mounted rack to secure the bike. Its versatility allows you to find the best location on the vehicle for installation and enables a really simple and quick removal process when needed. I did a quick...
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  • How To Carry a Bike On a 2020 Mercedes-Benz C63 S
    I do have an option for a 2020 Mercedes-Benz C63 S to carry a bike but up it won't be on the rear with a trailer hitch as there is not one offered for this vehicle. The only option would be to carry the bike on the roof with an option like the SeaSucker Talon Roof Bike Rack part # 298-BT1004.
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