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Old 08-21-2020, 08:06 AM   #29
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"Post ride", where did you ride it? A velodrome? UK riding, the bike would be filthy..
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"Post ride", where did you ride it? A velodrome? UK riding, the bike would be filthy..


Here in Tennessee. The trail has been fairly dry, and soaks up rain pretty well. Normally my bike is dirty after a ride though.
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I have a Seasucker and it is pretty stable.
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GT86 & SeaSucker Talon

Many thanks to all for their posts on this topic.


I decided to go with the SeaSucker Talon to shuttle my son's bike back and forth to college.

This was our first go at this. I of course was nervous for my car and my son was nervous about his bike. Kids these days! He really needs some priority adjustment.
It was a 350 mile trip (in the USA) from Maryland to Ohio. I stuck mostly to the interstate highways. These were twisty enough! Plenty of semi trucks, wind and curves. I did not hold back (too much). We also encountered a bit of rain (nothing extreme). We arrived safe with no indication of loss of the suction with the mounts or shift in the bike's position. No indication of any paint damage as well. Though I'll inspect the mount area closer during my 86's next bath.

There were some disturbing noises from the roof panel where front mount was placed (see photos below). This mainly occurred at low speeds while driving on local roads.

I had not seen any photos of the SeaSucker Talon in the forum so I thought I'd post them here.
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How would the Slambert (plus a bike rack and 2 bikes without front tires or seats) hold up on a long road trip?
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are we talking 20 pound carbon fiber onroad bikes, or 200 pound DH bikes?
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are we talking 20 pound carbon fiber onroad bikes, or 200 pound DH bikes?

1 is a road bike, 1 is a comfort bike.
Just checked and they were each around 35lbs.
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so 70-ish pounds.

per slambert, you're good. the tongue weight is the part you'll want to look at.

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How would the Slambert (plus a bike rack and 2 bikes without front tires or seats) hold up on a long road trip?
I would just stay under the recommended tongue weight and you should be fine. I have ran my over the tongue weight a few times and it wasn't bad. I think the main thing is my rack was bouncing a lot with my DH bike and my buddies trail bike on it since it was only 1 1/4 receiver.
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Many thanks to all for their posts on this topic.


I decided to go with the SeaSucker Talon to shuttle my son's bike back and forth to college.

This was our first go at this. I of course was nervous for my car and my son was nervous about his bike. Kids these days! He really needs some priority adjustment.
It was a 350 mile trip (in the USA) from Maryland to Ohio. I stuck mostly to the interstate highways. These were twisty enough! Plenty of semi trucks, wind and curves. I did not hold back (too much). We also encountered a bit of rain (nothing extreme). We arrived safe with no indication of loss of the suction with the mounts or shift in the bike's position. No indication of any paint damage as well. Though I'll inspect the mount area closer during my 86's next bath.

There were some disturbing noises from the roof panel where front mount was placed (see photos below). This mainly occurred at low speeds while driving on local roads.

I had not seen any photos of the SeaSucker Talon in the forum so I thought I'd post them here.



Thank you for this post and for the pics. I recently found out about the SeaSucker, and purchased a used SeaSucker "mini-bomber" because I wanted to tote 2 bikes.



Just for the record, the mini-bomber is too big for the GT86. I tried it in several locations and it doesn't work.




Through this I learned I need to buy two SeaSucker Talons, and for my bike, it's called a Boost Kit. For about $300 I get the single SeaSucker kit and the correct size inserts for the front forks, and it's not a major pain to add or remove.



I thought about getting a rear rack, but that's so much more involved and would take so much more time to install and remove than the SeaSucker kit
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