No rack? No problem. The single biggest problem with choosing a bike roof rack is solved with the SeaSucker Talon. Everything you need to mount your bike to roof, hatchback or even a fiberglass surface is included in this single unit. So there's no need to figure out compatibility between vehicle rack and bike rack manufacturers. In fact, you don't even need a roof rail system. The SeaSucker Talon utilizes a series of suction mounts to securely, yet temporarily, attach your bike to your car's rooftop or rear windshield.
Massive holding power secures bikes up to 45 lbs. The Talon's 4 suction pads come with a pull strength of 210 lbs each! Additionally, a rear wheel suction pad provides stability by anchoring the rear wheel.
I'm worried it will fall off That's the most common concern with these, but there's no need to fear. Ever seen a couple workers carrying a 10-foot sheet of skyscraper glass? Yup, they're using the same suction technology employed in this bike rack. After mounting the rack it's best to pull once or twice to confirm it was properly seated. Otherwise, you're good to go, as these racks are highly rated for pull strength. For even more peace of mind, the pump tabs have an indicator that visually shows suction power is being lost. So a quick glance during your stops will confirm the rack remains securely seated.
Have a bike with a thru-axle? The rack comes standard with a 9mm axle to secure your front forks. Simply unscrew the end cap to remove the axle and re-insert it back through your bike's hubs. If you have a larger hub for your thru-axle, opt for the optional Thru-Axle Adapters from the dropdown above to ensure your bike's front forks have a nice, secure grip on the rack!
Great for travel; bring in your carry-on! If you ever take your bike with you as you travel, you know it's a major issue trying to figure out went rental vehicle you need on the other end. The Talon is small enough to easily bring with you on your flight. So you can know get to and from the airports with the same bike rack!
A few more details:
- Designed for roof, trunk or hatchback attachment
Integrated pumps create vacuum within seconds (see video)
Grips bike's forks for ultimate stability and ease of mounting
Solid high-density polyethylene construction for strength and longevity
Attaches to non-porous surfaces including metal, glass and fiberglass
Compact 15" x 13" footprint and weighing only 6 lbs. allows for easy transport
Works great on smaller vehicles Civics, convertibles, even tiny BMW's or Smart cars
- Made in the USA
- Holds 1 bike up to 45 lbs.
- Suction pads rated to 210 lb. pull strength each
- Fits standard 9mm fork dropouts
- Suction pads are 6" in diameter
- Footprint = 15" x 13"
- Weight = 6 lbs.
- Talon Bike Rack
- Rear wheel strap w/ SeaSucker mount
- 5g Lube Tube for vacuum pump maintenance
- Crank arm strap
- *Optional HUSKE Thu-Axle Plugs
I actually have a '78 VW Bus.... will this rack work on my van as well..... I need two; I travel with 2 bikes (road & off road).
These bike racks don't have an official fit guide from the manufacturer, but will work for "roof, trunk or hatchback attachment," on any non-porous flat surface - metal, glass, even fiberglass. So most likely could only work if the top of your van and your bus had such a non-porous flat surface. Additionally, regarding the bikes being transported on it, it can work for bikes up to 45 lbs at highway speeds.
What is the differences between the Talon and the Bomber versions of the rack?
The only difference between the Talon & the Bomber versions of this roof rack system is how many bikes they can hold, as follows:
- holds 1 bike (up to 45 lbs)
- holds 3 bikes (up to 45 lbs per bike)
Otherwise, they are the same technology & rack system!
Can this rack system fit a Tesla model S?
Our Suction Mount Bike Rack System does not have a manufacturer's fit guide that will guarantee what vehicles it can work for, in part because it has has a universal fit for most vehicles, as long as they have a non-porous surface area they can attach (including metal, glass & fiberglass). It works well on smaller vehicles, as well, and has a very small footprint of 15" x 13" and can be attached in several different locations on a vehicle - roof, trunk or hatchback. So I can't guarantee it can work on your Tesla, but those are the basic guidelines to go by, I hope that gives you an idea whether it will work.
Will this work with a Porsche Cayenne suv?
The manufacturer of this suction-mounted bike rack does not have an official fit guide that will guarantee it will work with any make/model/year auto, so we have to just go by some guidelines:
- It attaches to non-porous surfaces including metal, glass and fiberglass; and
- It is designed for roof, trunk or hatchback attachment.
So you have a few different places you can attach the bike rack, which helps, and then you have to work with what surface to attach it to -- so you would need to look at what your SUV is made out.... but metal/glass/fiberglass covers fit for most autos and where you can place it on your car. If that particular Porsche is one with any speciality materials used for the roof or other parts where you would want to use the rack, you may want to check with the manufacturer, dealer or your owner's manual to see if there are guidelines for what is or isn't recommended for your vehicle.
Posted: October 24, 2018
Excellent product, fast delivery.
Fantastic Bike Rack!
Posted: August 23, 2017
The Sea Sucker Talon rack is awesome--so easy to install, lots of flexibility & options depending on which car I need to use...mega kudos SeaSucker team!