Reviewed By Michael L (Kenner, LA) Reviewed for a 2012 Honda Pilot —8/5/2012 7:38 PM
I bought the Softride Alumina 3 bike rack since I wanted to minimize weight while enjoying all the Softride convenience features. Softride definitely has it right! I decided to investigate further the various Softride bike racks after initially ignoring Softride to look at what some might consider bigger name brands. The fact that I can lower the Alumina 3 rack with all three bikes saddled and locked into place, open my tailgate, and push the bikes back up into position where they lock, was a big plus! This is a solid rack, beautiful if you only need to carry 3 bikes. We just took 3 bikes, probably totalling close to 80 pounds, on vacation for a 1600 miles round trip. The rack was solid, didn't vibrate due to the Softride design, held the bike solid with anti-swing cradles, and was 21 pounds lighter than Softride's less expensive 4 bike steel rack. I recommend it highly! Autoanything did a great job of getting the bike rack to me quickly as promised.