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Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms

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  • 3 Bikes
  • Malone
  • Adjustable Arms
  • Hanging Rack
  • Locks Not Included
  • 4 Straps
  • Frame Mount - Standard
  • Non-Retractable
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2003 Ford Taurus - Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms


  • Malone RunWay 3-bike trunk-mounted rack
  • Quick-release hubs allow for arm angle adjustments
  • 6-Point strapping system provides secure attachment to vehicle
  • Conveniently folds flat for storage
  • Steel construction for confident transport
  • Includes:
    • Assembled frame with straps and cradles
    • Cam webbing strap
    • Instruction manual
  • Dimensions: 28" long x 26" tall x 22" wide
  • Rack weight: 9 lbs
  • Carrying capacity: 3 bikes
  • Load capacity: 33 lbs per bike
  • Limited lifetime warranty

MPG2142 Malone Run Way BC3 3-Bike Carrier - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms



MPG2142 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details MPG2142 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Malone RunWay 3-bike trunk-mounted rack. Part number MPG2142. This is what the Malone RunWay 3 looks like once it's installed on our vehicle. We go all three bikes installed in it already. We have an alternate frame bike, a road bike, and a kid's bike. This will also work with mountain bikes as well.

In some cases, you may need to have this adapter bar here. Malone does sell one of these, which you can find on etrailer.com.When it comes to the Malone trunk-mount bike racks, this going to be the most economical of all of those. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the other, but it does have some advantages, and we'll go ahead and take a look at those right now. Like the other Malone bike racks out there, this comes with two stabilization straps, which is going to be different from other brand bike racks, which usually have just the one. You have one that wraps around all three bikes as well as the bike rack itself and then one that wraps around just the three bikes.This is to ensure they all stay together while you travel and don't move around or shift.

Like most trunk-mount bike racks that hooks with two hooks up at the top, two to the side, and two at the base. What's different with this one is it does have these rubber protectors to help protect your vehicle from any scratches or abrasions once you install them. This fits a wide variety of vehicles including ones with glass hatches, because you can change up the way you mount the hooks inside the vehicle.One issues we did come across, in some configurations the pedal of your bike may make contact with your vehicle no matter how you position it. So in this case, we did put some padded material around our pedal just to make sure we didn't damage our vehicle while traveling. Also, like with most bike racks, the cradles are adjustable back and forth by loosening up the screw on the inside here.

They are padded to ensure the frame of your bike will not get scratched up once it's installed as well. We've gone ahead and taken off the bikes so we can show some of the features off up close.Couple other things to mention that it does have padding where it will contact with your vehicle. Again, it's to protect your vehicle from any scratches down below and up on top. Then we also have these hubs up top here and this is going to be how you adjust it for your vehicle. This is a fixed mount rack, meaning that the arms do not fold down, and they are going to remain in this position.

Once you're finished using the bike rack, it does fold to a convenient flat storage so you can place it in either your truck so it's ready for next time or hang it up in your garage.When comparing this to other bike racks, one that comes up is going to be the Swagman Gridlock 3-bike rack, part number S80310. There are few differences between these two bike racks. One being are the actual cradles themselves. With the Malone, we have these basic cradles up top, with the grooves, and with the Swagman, you're going to get the cradles plus the anti-sway cradles to keep the bikes from moving too far back and forth and give you a little bit extra protection of bike-to-bike contact. Also, with the Swagman, the angles are a little bit more pronounced, meaning it actually sticks away from the vehicle a little bit more than the Malone does.That's also going to help prevent that issue we had with the pedal making contact with the vehicle as well. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's go ahead and show you how it installs in your trunk. We'll take the bottom padded in here. Place it at the base like so. Then you come to these hubs on the top here. Go to the inside of these knobs. Turn to the left to loosen them up and you can see them. The teeth kind of separate this. I'm going to do this on both sides. Then come to these handles on the hubs. Pop them open. You see they completely separate and fold out your arm.You want to make sure it at least has a 15-degree upward angle, because you don't want it facing down too low or below level, because then the bikes won't sit on there properly. Now we can tighten down those inner knobs, and now we can start installing our hooks as well. Next, we can start installing our hooks, start with our top hooks here. Place them just in the top side of our trunk and then taking our strap and tightening it down just a little bit. Not too snug.Then we'll repeat this process for our other hook as well. I would like to point out that there are a couple different options you can have for mounting points should you not have something as simple as the trunk mount here. You can remove these completely. Pop both in the trunk and place the hook through like so, and tight it down that way, and you have to make sure that the hook is facing like this on the inside so it'll tighten properly. That's mainly for your hatches or other situations where you may not have direct contact like this, or maybe if you have a glass hatch, that's how you'd have to hook it up for that instance.Now we can install the rest of our hooks and straps, bearing in mind that even with the side straps and our bottom hooks, you do have alternative methods of installing these, with the bottom hooks being very similar or exactly the same as it would be for the top, but I think you need to put it inside the trunk latch making sure that you stay away from the center latch because you want it to damage your straps or anything like that or not close properly. So what we'll first do is we'll pop open our trunk and then we'll start putting our hooks into place and tightening them down.Let's start with our side hooks. Setting it down gently but not closing it. Just kind of getting them put into place so they don't move around. All right, and finally, we'll put in our bottom hooks and tighten those into place as well. Make sure everything's nice and tight. Now it's not going to move anywhere. We can shut our trunk completely. Next, we'll tie up the excess from our straps and it's all around. Now we're ready to load up our bikes. With our cradles, we already have them in the open position, with the straps open.Next we're going to kind of figure out exactly where we want the first bike to sit, and then we'll come to the inside here and tighten down these screws with a Phillip's head screwdriver. Now we can set our first bike into place. Now what I'd like to point out is that we did keep these loose and we turned them to the inside, which is going to make loading a little bit easier as you go. And then we'll flip them up and out when we're ready for our second bike and our third bike and so on. Also, you want to make sure you at least place the heaviest bike closest towards the vehicle and then work your way out.So bring our straps around. Secure our bike into place. Then we'll space out our second set of cradles here and tighten those down and then grab our second bike and install it. Now, with all of our bikes installed, our next step is to install our stabilization or support straps. Make sure they go through each bike as well as the bike rack. Take that around to the front, put it through our buckle here. Tighten it up as much as we can. This is to prevent for the sway of the bikes once they're installed and you're driving down the road. And it does come with two of these straps and we'll install the second one now.Next, we'll tie up the excess of our straps. Now we're ready to take it out on our test course and show you how it works. Here it is on our test course. We'll start by going through the slalom. This is going to show us the side-to-side action, which simulates turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Next, we're at the alternative speed bumps, which we'll see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or pothole or driving over uneven pavement.Finally, we have the full speed bumps, where we'll see the up and down action, which is just like driving out of a parking lot, garage or driveway. And there you have it for the Malone RunWay 3 trunk-mount bike rack. Part number MPG2142.


Customer Reviews

Malone RunWay 3 Bike Rack - Trunk Mount - Adjustable Arms - MPG2142

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)


- MPG2142
by:
2010 Ford Focus

I have a 2010 Ford Focus SES with a small spoiler on the back and I was having trouble finding a rack that would fit MULTIPLE bikes that could fit my car without crushing my poor spoiler. This one did the trick! It also fit my boyfriend's car easily, and seems like it would fit a whole variety of cars. This rack is super adjustable and easily fits 3 bikes. I've had it for a year now and have loved using it. Big thanks to etrailer.com for making it so easy to find this! 562827



- MPG2142
by:

I think it's very well-conceived and executed. My daughter has preternatural cleverness with these sorts of things, sort of like a character in *Dune*, and she helped me install it (she's 9). Since then, success! 597777


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