Allen Mixte Adulte Porte-vélos, Noir

Brand: Allen
Model Number: ‎103DN-R

User Manual for Allen Mixte Adulte Porte-vélos

Product Overview

The Allen Mixte Adulte Porte-vélos is a convenient, trunk-mounted bike rack designed for carrying up to three bicycles on most sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and SUVs. Its simple and robust design ensures easy installation and a secure fit to transport your bikes safely.

Installation Instructions

  1. Open the trunk of your vehicle and place the bike rack onto the trunk, ensuring the upper foot pads rest on the upper edge of the trunk.
  2. Adjust the side straps to fit your vehicle. Refer to the manufacturer's website for vehicle-specific fit guidance.
  3. Secure the side straps to the sides of the trunk and tighten them to hold the rack firmly in place.
  4. Fasten the top straps to the top edge of the trunk and adjust the tension to ensure the rack is stable.
  5. Attach the lower straps to the bottom edge of the trunk or to a secure point under the bumper, if available.
  6. Ensure all straps are tightly secured and the rack is stable before loading bikes.
  7. Load your bikes onto the rack, starting with the heaviest bike closest to the vehicle.
  8. Use the individual tie-downs to secure each bike to the rack. Ensure that the bikes do not touch each other or the vehicle to prevent damage.
  9. Double-check all straps and tie-downs are secure before driving.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Rack is loose: Tighten all straps and ensure the rack is properly seated on the trunk.
  • Bikes are swaying: Use additional straps or bungee cords to secure the bikes to each other and to the rack.
  • Straps are slipping: Check for wear and tear. If straps are damaged, replace them before use.
  • Difficulty installing: Refer to the manufacturer's website for video tutorials or contact customer support for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can the rack carry electric bikes?

It's designed for traditional bicycles. Check the weight limit of 35 LB per bike, as electric bikes are often heavier.

Is it suitable for a vehicle with a spoiler?

It might not be suitable for cars with spoilers. Consult the manufacturer's website for specific vehicle fit.

Are there protective measures to prevent damage to the vehicle?

The frame has padding to protect the vehicle. It's recommended to add additional padding to the hooks if necessary.

Can this rack be used on a car with a rear-mounted spare tire?

It's not designed for vehicles with rear-mounted spare tires. Verify fitment on the manufacturer's website.

Does the rack come fully assembled?

Yes, the rack comes fully assembled and is ready to install in seconds.

Do I need to purchase any additional tools or equipment?

No additional tools are required. However, extra straps for securing bikes are recommended.

How do I prevent the bikes from scratching each other?

Ensure bikes do not touch each other by adjusting their positions and using the tie-downs properly.

Can I open my trunk with the bikes on the rack?

No, you should not open the trunk with the bikes loaded as it can cause damage to your vehicle and the bikes.

What should I do if the metal hooks are in direct contact with my vehicle?

You can use additional padding or protective covers on the hooks to prevent scratches or damage to your vehicle.

Is it normal for the rack to make noise while driving?

Some wind noise is normal. If the noise is excessive, check that the straps are tight and the bikes are securely mounted.

What is the return policy if the rack does not fit my vehicle?

Contact the retailer where you purchased the rack for their return policy. Amazon typically offers a return period for eligible items.

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Q: What types of vehicles does the Allen Mixte Adulte Porte-vélos fit?
A: The Allen Mixte Adulte Porte-vélos is designed to fit most sedans, 3-door or 5-door vehicles, minivans, and SUVs. It is recommended to check the manufacturer's website for specific vehicle fitment.

Q: Is the installation of this bike rack complicated?
A: No, the Allen Mixte Adulte Porte-vélos features a simple and sturdy design that eliminates the need for complicated adjustments during installation. It comes fully assembled and can be installed in seconds.

Q: How does this bike rack secure and protect the bikes?
A: The Allen Mixte Adulte Porte-vélos uses individual attachments to secure and protect the bikes during transport. It also features a padded lower frame to protect the vehicle.

Q: What are the specifications of this bike rack?
- Brand: Allen
- Model Number: ‎103DN-R
- Category: Sports et loisirs > Auto et Moto > Transport et rangement > Galeries de toit et coffres > Porte-vélos
- Manufacturer: ‎Allen Sports
- Marque: ‎Allen
- Modèle: ‎Porte-vélos de luxe 3 vélos monté sur le coffre
- Weight of the item: ‎4 Kilograms
- Product dimensions (L x W x H): ‎182.88 x 91.44 x 11.43 cm; 4 kilograms
- Item model number: ‎103DN-R
- Manufacturer serial number: ‎103DN
- Average customer reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars, based on 6,154 ratings
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 30,038 in Auto et Moto (See Top 100 in Auto et Moto), 31 in Porte-vélos pour camping-car
- First Available: 12 April 2013
- Color: Noir
- Maximum load capacity: Per bike: 35 LB LB
- Mounting type: Strap

Q: What are some customer reviews of this bike rack?
- "Very good, a little complicated to mount but rather solid. I drove at 110 km/h with an electric mountain bike, and it didn't move."
- "Very good material, very good quality. I put an electric bike and a regular mountain bike on it. Really great, highly recommended."
- "Good value for money. Used it on a 2012 Seat Leon, it securely attaches once you find the right hook placements. Tested it on an 80 km journey with two bikes, no issues."
- "Bought this item without any problems. Easy to set up and very good quality."
- "Good, but... The product seems to be well-made, but the metal hooks have no protection on the straps' contact points, which can damage the car's paintwork. A rubber or thermoformed silicone protection would have been a good idea. Unfortunately, I will have to make modifications myself."

Q: Is there a return option for this product?
A: Yes, there is a return option available if the product is not suitable.

Q: Can this bike rack be mounted on all vehicles?
A: Some customers had difficulty mounting it on their vehicles despite it being advertised as compatible with multiple vehicle types. It is recommended to check the compatibility before purchasing.

Q: Can this bike rack hold three bikes?
A: Yes, this bike rack is designed to hold up to three bikes.

Q: Does this bike rack make any noise while driving?
A: Some customers reported experiencing wind noise depending on how the straps are secured. It may require some trial and error to minimize any noise.

Q: Is this bike rack suitable for long journeys?
A: Some customers have used this bike rack for long journeys without any issues. However, it is always recommended to check the security of the bikes and the rack during stops.

Q: Is this bike rack easy to use?
A: Yes, customers have found this bike rack easy to use. It provides a secure grip on the bikes and is easy to mount and dismount.

Q: Is there any warranty provided with this product?
A: The warranty information is not mentioned in the provided product details. It is recommended to contact the manufacturer or seller for warranty information.
Manuel d’installation (PDF)
Manuel d’installation (PDF)
Guide de compatibilité (PDF)
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Guide de l’utilisateur (PDF)
Guide de l’utilisateur (PDF)


Model Number‎103DN-R
CategorySports et loisirs > Auto et Moto > Transport et rangement > Galeries de toit et coffres > Porte-vélos
Fabricant‎Allen Sports
Modèle‎Porte-vélos de luxe 3 vélos monté sur le coffre
Poids de l'article‎4 Kilograms
Dimensions du produit (L x l x h)‎182,88 x 91,44 x 11,43 cm; 4 kilogrammes
Numéro du modèle de l'article‎103DN-R
Numéro de série fabricant‎103DN
Moyenne des commentaires client4,4 4,4 sur 5 étoiles 6 154 évaluations 4,4 sur 5 étoiles
Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon30,038 en Auto et Moto (Voir les 100 premiers en Auto et Moto) 31 en Porte-vélos pour camping-car
Date de mise en ligne sur Amazon.fr12 avril 2013
Dimensions de l'article L x l x H182,9 x 91,4 x 11,4 centimètres
Charge maximalePer bike: 35 LB LB
Type de fixationSangle
Weight‎4 Kilograms
Dimensions‎182,88 x 91,44 x 11,43 cm; 4 kilogrammes
First Available12 avril 2013

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