Allen Sports MT1-B Ultra Compact Bike Rack - Black

Brand: Allen
Model Number: ‎MT-1

Allen Sports Ultra Compact Bike Rack User Manual

Model: MT1-B

Product Overview

The Allen Sports Ultra Compact Bike Rack is designed to accommodate a single bicycle for transport on most sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs. It is a trunk-mounted rack that is highly portable and easy to use.

Installation Instructions

  1. Take the fully assembled bike rack out of the carrying bag.
  2. Unfold the bike rack by pressing the release buttons and expanding the frame.
  3. Position the lower padded frame against the trunk of your vehicle to protect the car's paint.
  4. Secure the top, side, and bottom straps to the trunk or hatchback of your vehicle. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions for strap placement specific to your vehicle model.
  5. Tighten all straps until the rack feels secure and ensure there is no excessive movement.
  6. Mount your bike onto the rack, ensuring that the frame rests against the padded supports.
  7. Use the individual tie-downs to secure and protect the bike during transport.
  8. For additional security, consider adding extra straps as needed.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Loose Straps: If straps are not holding the bike rack securely, re-tighten them and check for wear or damage.
  • Scratches on Vehicle: Ensure the lower padded frame is clean and properly positioned. Consider adding additional padding if necessary.
  • Stability Issues: Double-check that all straps are evenly tensioned and the bike is properly mounted.
  • Button Jam: If the release button is stuck, avoid forcing it. Apply a lubricant and gently work the button until it becomes operational again.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Is this bike rack compatible with my vehicle?
A: The Allen MT1-B bike rack fits most sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs. Check the manufacturer's site for specific vehicle fit.
Q: How much weight can the bike rack support?
A: The bike rack can support a maximum load of 15.87 kilograms.
Q: Can I carry a child's bike on this rack?
A: It may not be suitable for children's bikes smaller than 20 inches due to the design of the support arms.
Q: Are the contact points with the vehicle protected?
A: Yes, the rack has a padded lower frame to protect the vehicle. However, additional protection may be needed to avoid scratches.
Q: How do I store the bike rack when not in use?
A: The bike rack can be folded and stored in the included carrying bag or backpack for convenience.

FAQ [continued]

Q: What type of vehicles does the Allen Sports Ultra Compact Bike Rack fit?
A: The Allen Sports Ultra Compact Bike Rack is designed to fit most sedans, 3-door or 5-door vehicles, minivans, and SUVs. Please check the manufacturer's website for specific vehicle fitment.

Q: How does this bike rack secure and protect the bikes?
A: This bike rack features individual straps that secure and protect the bikes during transportation.

Q: Can this bike rack be folded and stored?
A: Yes, this bike rack can be folded and stored in the included carrying bag or backpack.

Q: Is this bike rack fully assembled?
A: Yes, this bike rack comes fully assembled and can be installed in seconds.

Q: Does this bike rack have any padding to protect the vehicle?
A: Yes, this bike rack has a padded lower frame that protects the vehicle from scratches.

Q: What are the specifications of this bike rack?
- Brand: Allen
- Model Number: MT-1
- Category: Sports & Outdoors > Automotive > Transport & Storage > Roof Racks & Boxes > Bike Racks
- Manufacturer: Allen Sports
- Color: Black
- Weight of the item: 2.7 Kilograms
- Product dimensions (L x W x H): 36.5 x 18.5 x 9 cm; 2.7 kilograms
- Item model number: MT-1
- Manufacturer Serial Number: MT1-B
- ASIN: B004C94X12
- Average customer reviews: 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 3,263 ratings
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,043 in Automotive (See Top 100 in Automotive) #70 in RV Bike Racks
- First Available on August 10, 2012
- Maximum load capacity: 15.87 kilograms
- Mounting type: Frame

Q: Can you provide some customer reviews for this bike rack?
A: Here are some customer reviews for the Allen Sports Ultra Compact Bike Rack:

- "Perfect for my bike. I moved from Paris to the south of France, and this rack held my bike securely during the 800km journey. I added two extra straps for added security. (Peugeot 207) Since then, I've been using it for my outings, and it's perfect. Unbeatable quality/price ratio!" - 5 stars
- "Easy and quick to assemble. Top product! Sturdy and easy to install." - 5 stars
- "Very simple and relatively reliable product. Very easy to install, unfolds and mounts on the trunk in 5 minutes. I crossed France with it, covering 2000km round trip with a 2014 Kia Ceed. I went through very windy and rainy regions, and while the rack moves slightly, it is reliable. Just a few small marks on the paint due to the rubber support, but I think they will disappear after a wash with a pressure washer. Good mounting product." - 4 stars
- "Good but no side straps. The lower support scratches the car's paintwork. Easy to mount, quick installation, lightweight. The lack of side attachment causes slight wobbling of the bike. However, the material of the foot that rests on the car's trunk scratches the paintwork (wobbling) from the first use. I had to add a rubber pad (a piece of bicycle inner tube forcefully wrapped around the pad) to prevent further scratches. Therefore, an unfinished product, unfortunately." - 3 stars
- "Not stable at all! Not great! Clearly lacks stability. The small bike straps do not hold well. We simply don't trust it. I do not recommend." - 2 stars
- "Given the price, you could tighten the screws! The bike rack itself is very good and easy to assemble. But a major negative point is that the screws holding the bike attachment supports are barely tightened. As a result, during my second outing with the bike rack, I lost one of the screws due to vibrations. So make sure everything is tightened before hitting the road, to avoid any unpleasant surprises. That's why I gave it only two stars, otherwise it deserves five." - 2 stars
- "Absolutely not sturdy. I received my item on September 7th, and today, October 13th, it is unusable and my return window closed on the 9th. Explanation: when you fold the bike rack for storage, there is a stainless steel push-button system that goes in when folding and comes out when in use. I folded it once, and when I wanted to unfold it again, one of the push-buttons remained stuck in and even bent (see photo), making it unusable as it is a support arm. I strongly advise against this product." - 1 star
- "Solid but not stable. Compatible with a Peugeot 208, the tubes are strong enough to safely carry a 15kg size L mountain bike with 26" wheels. However, despite proper installation, the whole thing is not stable on the road, probably due to the lack of lateral attachments in the system. This causes swaying and quick imbalance in corners, and the bike's wheels can even touch the car body even at low speeds... Extreme caution is required if you don't want to damage anything." - 2 stars
- "Perfect! UPDATE: I tried it out and it's wonderful, doesn't move at all and is super easy to install. The only issue is that the gray parts that touch the car are made of plastic, not rubber, so they scratch the car. Don't be like me, protect your car before mounting it. I wanted a simple and compact base that could be put on in a matter of minutes, and I found it. It's super
Manuel d’installation (PDF)
Manuel d’installation (PDF)
Guide de compatibilité (PDF)
Guide de compatibilité (PDF)
Guide de l’utilisateur (PDF)
Guide de l’utilisateur (PDF)


Model Number‎MT-1
CategorySports et loisirs > Auto et Moto > Transport et rangement > Galeries de toit et coffres > Porte-vélos
Fabricant‎Allen Sports
Modèle‎Porte-vélo ultra compact monté sur le coffre pour 1 vélo
Poids de l'article‎2,7 Kilograms
Dimensions du produit (L x l x h)‎36,5 x 18,5 x 9 cm; 2,7 kilogrammes
Numéro du modèle de l'article‎MT-1
Numéro de série fabricant‎MT1-B
Moyenne des commentaires client4,2 4,2 sur 5 étoiles 3 263 évaluations 4,2 sur 5 étoiles
Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon58,043 en Auto et Moto (Voir les 100 premiers en Auto et Moto) 70 en Porte-vélos pour camping-car
Date de mise en ligne sur Amazon.fr10 août 2012
Dimensions de l'article L x l x H36,5 x 18,5 x 9 centimètres
Charge maximale15,87 kilogrammes
Type de fixationCadre
Weight‎2,7 Kilograms
Dimensions‎36,5 x 18,5 x 9 cm; 2,7 kilogrammes
First Available10 août 2012

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