Allen Sports Premier Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike

Last updated date: March 4, 2020

DWYM Score
8.6


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Overall Take

For the easiest installation, the Allen Sports Premier Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike unit is the best. The incredibly strong rack features adjustable straps to accommodate larger bikes and different trunk sizes. You’ll also appreciate how lightweight the rack is at just 11.2 pounds. In our analysis of 22 expert reviews, the Allen Sports Allen Sports Premier Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike placed 4th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 25, 2020:
Checkout The Best Bike Rack (Non-Hitch) for a detailed review of all the top bike racks (non-hitch).

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
1,026 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It’s made to install and uninstall quickly. There won’t be strain or stress of any kind to getting started with this rack. Anyone can handle it – the rack weighs a mere 11.2 lbs.
- Rack Maven
The strong, durable, and adjustable straps give you the security that your bike isn’t going anywhere even down a bumpy road.
- I Love Bicycling
It’s straight forward to install. Bikes are very secure. Does the job.
- That Guy Reviews
What experts didn't like
It’s not meant to be a permanent fixture. There is a bit of concern about the point where these clips come in contact with the paint. It might be a good idea to add some protection there.
- Rack Maven
We found that the clips that attach to your vehicle are metal and are not coated with rubber or another protective coating. This may not be an issue but depending on your vehicle and the angle at which the metal straps touch your car, it may rub the paint off. A rubber coating would have been a simple solution to this.
- I Love Bicycling
Just like any other tie-down bike rack, you have to untie the straps to access the trunk. The space on the rack arms can be a bit tight if wanting to add a forth bike.
- That Guy Reviews

From The Manufacturer

The Allen Sports S-102 Premier Two Bike Carrier fits sedans, hatchbacks, minivans and SUV's (make sure to confirm specific vehicle fit above). Its patented design sets up in seconds and will safely transport your bicycles around town or cross country. Two side straps deliver exceptional lateral stability on your vehicle. A patented tie-down system individually secures and protects your bicycles.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Allen Sports Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 5
2. Tyger Auto Trunk Mount Bicycle Rack, 1-Bike
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 4
3. Saris Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 3-Bike
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Allen Sports Premier Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3

An Overview On Bike Racks (Non-Hitch)

When you are ready to pack up and head out of town, you want to be confident about the bike rack you’ve attached your bikes to for the drive. With countless bike racks on the market, it is not always easy to know which are the best fit for you. It may take some digging but with a few things to keep in mind and a good review of each rack, you’ll surely be able to find a rack that is a good fit for you.

There are several key things that you must know in order to buy the right bike rack. There are three main types of bike racks: roof racks, hitch racks and trunk racks. You will want to decide what will work best with your vehicle. Then consider the type of bikes you have. Most racks will note how much weight they can handle so be sure to opt for a heftier rack if you have heavy bikes. The size of your tires is another thing to check. Last of all you need to know how many bikes you’ll be hauling on the rack. All of these factors will help you determine the bike rack you need for your vehicle.

Of course, you will always have a budget in mind when you are buying a bike rack. They can range anywhere from low hundreds to over a thousand dollars. When you want to keep a reasonable budget, you’ll most likely turn to the trunk racks. This type is usually the most affordable and will get the job done.

If you are only transporting one bike, you can easily find a trunk bike rack for that. The Tyger Auto Trunk Mount Bicycle Rack, 1-Bike is a perfect option for an individual bike rack. It is fit for most vehicles that do not have rear spoilers and offers easy installation. For a two-bike rack, you’ll want to take a look at either Allen Sports Premier Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike or the Allen Sports Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 2-Bike. The larger Saris Trunk Mounted Bike Rack, 3-Bike is ideal for three bikes in transit.

There is another type of modern racks designed for trucks. These tailgate pads are a cushy pad that drapes over the tailgate and features a massive web that contains and locks the front tires in place against the tailgate. You can haul several bikes at once with this system.

DYWM Fun Fact

In the mid-1970s, the first bike porter rack was invented by a U.S. manufacturing company. The product was so versatile it could fit on top of a car or strap to the trunk of a vehicle. The Graber Bicycle Racks company was born from the product and since then the company strives to maintain a product that is entirely made in the U.S.

The Bike Rack (Non-Hitch) Buying Guide

  • Always get a bike rack with a warranty.
  • Choose a bike rack that will hold up in rough weather and is rust-resistant.
  • Check the weight of your bike or bikes against the capacity of the rack before buying.
  • It’s always nice to have the option of adding an additional bike onto your rack, in which case you’ll want to think about buying an expandable bike rack.