Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon

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Review of the Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof-Bike Racks on a 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon


Today on our 2014 Subaru Outback we're going to be doing a test fit of the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail roof rack mounted bike rack. This is going to be Part Number RBC035 and we're going to be mounting it up here onto our factory roof rails that we already have in place. Let's show you how it's done. The first thing you're going to do is make sure that the cover is unlocked and remove it. Once you have the cover removed, make sure the tensioner is loose and you'll be able to get those straps out. Once you have the rubber straps out of the way, we'll sit it up on top of the vehicle and slide those straps underneath while the rack sits on top of the rail. Once you have the rubber on top of the rail and the straps around, we're going to put these in the grooves here. The straps will sit right there like so.

Then we're going to tighten up that tensioner. We're just going to get it semi-tight and then we're going to go to the back and make sure we get that on. If we get it too tight, we won't be able to lift that back side to get the back bracket on. You'll see those straps pulling up and around because it's pulling that rubber strap back this way with the use of this bolt here. Now that we've got it semi-tight, we'll come to the back and slide that bracket underneath to bring the one bolt over the top like so, drive down the bracket, and remove the wing nut. Once you have the wing nut removed, bring that back and around and place the bolt down on the inside of it like so.

With that in place, now put that wing nut back on and we'll thread it into place. With that one tight and in place, let's finish tightening up the front and we can put our cover back over to secure it. I'll place that cover back over the front and press it down. Next let's grab our bike. Once you have your bike, ensure that the back strap is undone like so and that the skewer is loose and out of the way and ready to receive your forks. Place the back tire up through that strap and onto the flat cradle.

Then we'll slide the forks into the skewer. Now we'll turn this to tighten it up a little bit and then we'll push it in to lock it. Once it clicks in like that, you'll also be able to secure that. On the back side you want to make sure that you leave an equal amount of space between your spokes so when you pass through your strap you do not damage your wheel. Pull that down firmly to secure it. Now your bike is ready to hit the road on your new Rhino Rack Mountain Trail roof top mounted bike carrier, Part Number RBC035, on our 2014 Subaru Outback.

Let's see how it does on our test course. Here you see it out on our test course. First is the slalom, which shows the side-to-side action to simulate turning corners or evasive maneuvers. Next are the alternating speed bumps, which show you the twisting action such as hitting a pothole, road debris or going over a curb. Finally, we will finish with the solid speed bumps, which show the up and down action to simulate a parking garage or coming out of a driveway. .


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