Rated 4 out of 5 by BlakJak206 Great product, but has its limitations
My girlfriend bought this because we needed an easier way to mount her bike onto my bike rack. Unfortunately, this product does not really work well with wider bike racks like my Thule bike rack and therefore makes it very hard to attach to the bike rack. After 10 minutes of fiddling we were finally able to get it on but I'm not please with how it sits on my bike rack and the difficulty of getting it on and off. Keep this in mind when buying this product because it will only work on bike racks with arms closer together like the ones Saris sells I assume or something similar. The quality seems pretty good and even with our odd way off mounting it to the rack it still held on very well.
July 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chris Bicycle parts
It works well and is reasonably priced. I bought this item in absence of the similar product made by Yakima. I've had no issues using it with my Yakima Doubledown 4.
July 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by skf43410 Didn't work for my application
Bought this to carry my step-through Diamond Back hybrid on a Thule trunk rack. The clasps at each end did not allow enough bar space for the rack to grab...it is like the rack needed to have it's arms closer together. This adaptor might fine for some applications, but not in combination with my Thule trunk rack. Too bad...it seemed to be well made compared to some others I saw.
I would recommend this product, but know that it needs to work with your carrier.
July 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sdiesel Does what its supposed to.
Like stated above it gets the job done. If you have a bike with center bars that go down in an angle or are off center ie. Women's bikes, mountain bikes, young kids bikes then you can use this to make a straight bar to mount your bikes on your bike racks. Only complaint I have is that even when locked it has freeplay in it to where the notch still has a gap about half an inch when closed, but it still will hold it because it's locked by a pin. It's just odd that they'd leave that much freeplay like that. I've had it for over a month hasn't failed me yet.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by helen54 What a great invention
I never knew that such an item existed until the sales person at Dicks recommended this. My new bike has a deep "dip" and I was not sure how it would fit on the bike rack. This bike beam makes it so easy to get my bike on the car rack.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fig49 good use.
this item will be used on a female built bike to transport on the bike rack.
May 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ashman Oh my Gosh!!!
We bought a girls bike in the store and needed this support so it would fit on our bike rack when we transported it home. When we put it on the seat post we noticed the collar was resting against the reflector on the seat post. I was hesitant to leave it like that due to the fact that it may break the reflector. We left it as is because we had to get home. When we got home the reflector was fine, but the clamp had somehow opened in transit. All we could think was this could of easily fallen off the rack. A new bike bouncing down the road wouldn't of been a fun experience.
May 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sage Saris Bike Beam
Great product. Allows the women's style and full suspension mountain bike I have to fit perfectly on my Thule bike rack. Very sturdy and extendable for multiple bike sizes. Would definitely recommend to anyone with odd shapes of bike frame.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MK4020 Saris Bike Beam
Absolutely easy to use. Best price was at Dick's - really!!!
March 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve Good product
It adds a top bar to a ladies bicycle making it much easier to attach to a vehicle bike rack. And I mean a lot easier!
March 5, 2013