Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Mazda 5

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Review of the Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack on a 2013 Mazda 5


Today on our 2013 mazda 5 we're going to be testing the Swagman Fork Down Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64710. With our thule rapid podium roof rack system already installed on the Mazda, we'll begin our test fit by placing our bike rack up unto our load bars. Here at the front we'll bring one of the u-bolts around the underside of our load bar, we'll fit it up through the head of her carrier and then we'll thread 2 wingnuts on it, just a hole in place temporarily for now. We'll then take a second you u-bolt, and 2 more wingnuts and fit those into the other side of our carrier here in the front. We'll then tighten down all 4 of our wingnuts to secure the front portion of our rack here. Alright, with the front nice and tight we can move to the rear, here instead of coming around the under and up through, we'll take our u-bolt, we're going to place it down through the rack, as we do this we'll want to make sure that we've got a threaded portion coming out in front of and behind our load bar.

We'll then take our metal plate, put it on the bottom and thread on one of the wingnuts on the front and one of the wingnuts here at the rear. We'll then tighten both of these down and now our rack's nice and secure in our vehicle, our next step's going to be to undo our rear wheel strap and make sure that our front skewer is open and loose to accommodate our front forks. We then grab our bike, place it up onto the bike rack here, we'll guide our front forks down on to our front skewer. We're going to security it here first, we can then move to the rear wheel here and secure it with the strap. Just like that we've got our bike all loaded up, we're going to take you out and show you what it looks like on our test course, we've got a slalom course, an alternating bump and a solid bump course that we'll go over.

We'll first go through our slalom course, we'll also take it over our alternating bumps to show how it moves side to side. We'll now go over some solid bumps to show how it moves up and down. Now we've complete today's test fit for the Swagman Fork Down, part number S64710 on a 2013 Mazda 5. .


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