₹ 4,999 Décathlon
MRP : ₹ 7,999
Made In : Romania
easy , light and was very instagram-worthy looking. all in all did its job and was perfect in doing its job and more.
Decathlon Customer Care, after about 1.5 years of buying this rack and using it almost on 10-12 occasions, the rubber sleeves have torn (the rubber parts that act as cushion between hooks and car boot). 4 out of 6 rubber parts are in 2 parts. Surprisingly there is no spare available at Decathlon too. How can you do that? It is an expensive product and for a CRUCIAL rubber part,I cannot change the whole rack. Can someone give me a solution please?
Otherwise, it is a sturdy rack and you can clip on your bikes (I have tried it with 2 bikes personally) quite confidently. Doesn't budge at all even on Mumbai's bumpy and terrible roads. Please be cautious about the rubber sleeves though.
It is good solid easy to put one (take about 20min). My bike is voodoo minestor it struggle to fit it between the bars. With little bit wigglyng it fit but touch up the car . It is not working for heavy bikes. My is about 15kg.
Thank you for your comments regarding this rack. With modern MTB's with bars in excess of 720mm width, it is commonly advised that you turn them 90 degrees (using an allen key) so that they are parallel with your bike, this avoids any contact between the car and the bike. Particularly important with boot mounted racks. As a secondary note, the blue clamps on the rack can be adjusted and rotated to get the best fit for your bike. For example you can clamp it on your seat tube and the other under the downtube. Many possibilities.
If after all of the above you are not satisfied with your rack, please feel free to return it to us for an exchange with your receipt.
Peter Lazarus, National Cycling Manager, DECATHLON
I was told that by Decathlon service team at store that this could not fit on Sedans like Volkswagen Vento in India and in case if I try using it also I will every time need to remove front wheel of riverside 500. Can you please confirm if it's compatible with Volkswagen Vento sedan without need of removal of front wheel. Do I need additional bar for support ?
Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. The carrack is compatible with Volkswagen Vento. You can carry the bike without removing the front wheel. Do let me know if you have any other questions. I remain available.
I spent the best part of 2 hours fitting this to my car. Imagine my disappointment and frustration when I found that the Btwin Rockmaster 500 won't fit over the bars!! Surely it would be an idea to sell products that are compatible with your other products. I shall be returning this for a refund.
I'm sorry to read that the rack does not fit your bike. This has not been fed back to us before for this model. You can resolve this by loosening and adjusting the clamps which secure the bike to the rack. You can then fit one clamp under the down or top tube by the headset and then the other can be angled at 90 degrees and clamp onto the seat tube (not seat post). This works fine and holds the bike securely in place. Same technique for small frame bikes or kids bikes for example.
Give this a go before returning it. If no joy, then of course bring it back.
Peter Lazarus, National Cycling Manager, DECATHLON
Really impressed with these. Half the price of a similar model at Halfords. Good clear instructions. Went round Scotland on a camping trip, with three bikes, lots of bumpy, hilly roads, cattle grids, passing places etc. Bikes didn’t budge an inch. Not a mark on the car after removal either. Can’t wait to go again. Brilliant!
Does not fit to even standard brands. I have trek and Raliegh mtb cycles. Does not fit. Fitting rods are too wide for them. Also does not come with standard settings for indian cars. It hardly fits to my ford endeavour 2017. Overall useless purchase for me.
Thanks for taking time out to review this product. We regret any inconvenience you have had thanks to the dimensions of this product. The tailgate 300 bike carrier has standard dimensions in comparison to the car racks available in the market. For the Ford Endeavour 2017 - if your car has a breakable spoiler we recommend using the Tailgate 320. If you could share your phone number with us one of our team members would be able to walk you through the installation process. We hope this is helpful.
Good product , very useful but over priced
Easy to assemble, very useful to carry cycles. Driven on bumpy rides, holding good.
Thank you for your helpful review and we really appreciate you, taking out the time to share your experience. Keep cycling.
I was told at Decathlon that this product will not fit on Volkswagen Vento or similar Sedans . Can you pls check and confirm for this specific model of car which is pretty common in India
Thank you for reviewing our product. Apologies for the mis-communication from our team. The product 300 Tailgate Cycle carrier can be used for Volkswagen Vento. It is compatible with the car. You may check the video on how to install ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkG5JOerxhs). Do revert if you have any other query with the product.
Srishti Chandola SCM Btwin