Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks Review - 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon

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Review of the Rhino Rack MountainTrail Roof Bike Racks on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon


Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Subaru Outback wagon, we're going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail Rooftop Rack Bike Rack part number RBC035. We already have a bike installed on our rack, so let's take a closer look and show off some of the features.How the bike is held into place, we're not going have any frame contact at all. Instead, we're going to have a front skewer mount here, which will grab your bike by its forks. Then, at the rear, we have this wheel strap, which is adjustable along the bike rack to accommodate bikes of different sizes. Back up to the skewer mount, there is a lock installed on it, so once you have this in place and secured, it can lock this, and now your bike is going to be secured to your bike rack. Also, on top, we do have this lock here, and once you lock that down your bike rack will be secured to your roof rack.

Those are keyed alike.With everything installed on it as it is, we're not going to have an issue of clearance between our bike rack and the hatch as you can see here. There's plenty of space between the two.Now, let's go ahead and take the bike off and set it aside. We'll start by pushing this top tab at our rear strap to release it. At the front, we just grab a hold of the handle, pop it loose, and grab the bike.How this attaches to your roof rack, we have these two rubber coated, steel straps that wrap around underneath and fit into these two portions here and then are tightened down with this screw here and the provided Allen towel to tighten it down or loosen it up. At the back, we have this padded bracket and two turn knobs to tighten up to our rear cross bar, and it is padded to make sure your cross bar system doesn't get any damages to it once it's installed.

There you have it for the Rhino Rack Mountain Trail Rooftop Bike Rack on our 2017 Subaru Outback wagon.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 alternating speed bumps, which will see the twisting action. This will simulate hitting a curb or pot hole 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.


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