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SeaSucker Bomber Roof 3 Bike Rack Review

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Review of the SeaSucker Bomber Roof 3 Bike Rack

Today' we're going to be taking a look at the SeaSucker Bomber Roof-Mounted Three Bike Rack, Part Number 298-BB3008. Carry three bikes on your vehicle without the need for a roof rack system or a trailer hitch. The SeaSucker bomber uses eight vacuum cups, five in the front and three in the rear to secure it to your vehicle's naked roof. This saves you the expense of having to purchase a roof rack system or a trailer hitch. It will secure easily to metal, glass, or fiberglass. It includes three fork blocks with 9mm quick-release skewers. Fork locks are available for 15mm thru-axle, Part Number 298-BA1347 and 20mm thru-axles, Part Number 298-BA1348.

Each vacuum cup has a 210 pound pull strength so you can rest assured that your bikes are not going anywhere. I've gone ahead and removed the bikes so we can go over some additional features. It's made out of a high-density polyethylene and it's flexible, so it's going to conform to your vehicle's roof. The fork locks are adjustable to multiple angles to help the bike's basing. The rear vacuum cups feature a hook and loop strap to secure our wheel. They're gonna work with road bike tires and mountain bike tires.

Your bike's going to be secure with a cable lock. You can pick up the SeaSucker window anchor with Part Number 298-BA0010 or the SeaSucker truck anchor with Part Number 298-BA0020. The platform is about 41 inches long and 11 inches wide. It's very easy to remove. Just push in on one of the tabs on either side and it lets air get underneath. That way you can easily take it off.

As I push in here, you can see it release. With it removed, you can see it's easy to transport or store. Once it's removed, it's easy to transfer to other vehicles. You can even attach it to your trunk or rear hatch. Here you can really see how it flexes to conform to our vehicle. It's gonna reduce wind noise and may improve your fuel economy versus a traditional roof rack system.

Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you hot to get it installed. First thing we want to do is make sure that our roof is clean of any dirt and debris. Before we set our Bomber in place, we'll need to moisten each one of our vacuum cups. So I'm just going to take a little spray bottle filled with water here. Now we can set it in place and center it up. Now we want to be sure we don't set it on any paint chips or seams. Once we've got it where we want it, to secure it down, we need to start in the center and work our way out. So I'm going to apply some pressure on top and begin pressing the pump cylinder until the orange band disappears. Then I'll just work my way out as I said. Now on long journeys, should the orange band reappear, no problem, just come up to the pump cylinder, and depress it several times until it disappears and you're all set to go again. Now it also includes some multipurpose lubricant sealant, and this is to help maintain your pump cylinder. Just put a little around the cylinder and depress it and you're all set. Now it's time to load up our bikes. We'll need to make sure that our skewer is in the open position, and that we've got enough room between the ends to gently place our fork in. Now we can grab our bike, and we'll of course remove that front tire, and we're going to gently set it in place. And once we've got it in place, what we want to do is we want to be able to close up our skewer and have it secure our fork. So I'm just going to tighten it up, and then check it every once in a while as I'm tightening it up. We want to be able to close it up without damaging our bike. So as you can see, I've got a little bit too much there. I'm going to back it off, and there we go. Bike is nice and secure. For our rear vacuum cup, again, we want to make sure that our roof is clean. I've already gone ahead and moistened the bottom. Then I'm going to rotate my rear tire out of the way and place it where I want. Now we want to make sure that our rear tire's gonna sit within the cradle. Push down firmly and begin depressing the pump cylinder. Once it's secure, I'll undo my hook and loop, set my rear tire in place. I'll adjust it so I can run my strap between my spokes, run that through, and then back over. And then it's nice and secure. Last thing we can install is our pedal stability strap. This is going to prevent our crank and our pedals from spinning around and damaging our roof. Then I can go ahead and repeat the same process with my remaining bikes. This is our test course. Let's start with the slalom. This shows side to side action such as turning corners, or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternating speed bumps. This shows twisting action such as hitting curbs, potholes, road debris, or uneven pavement. And last of all, the solid speed bumps. This shows up and down action such as driving through a parking lot or parking garage, or driving in and out of a driveway. And that's going to complete our look at the SeaSucker Bomber roof-mounted 3-bike rack, Part Number 298-BB3008.

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