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

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

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  • Fork Mount
  • SeaSucker
  • No Crossbars
  • 9mm Fork
  • Disc Brake Compatible
  • Locks Not Included
  • Suction Cup Mount
  • Black
  • 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. 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 or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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SeaSucker Roof Bike Racks - 298-BT1004

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 1-year 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:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (3 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. 565984

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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. 652961

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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? 600159


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