Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
After researching the Internet for a bike rack, I opted to buy the Thule 2 bike stacker. Thule is well known as an industry leader for their excellent quality. I'm disappointed with the bike rack for three reasons. (1) Assembly was not easy requiring a lot of patience, critical thinking and not any actual skill. Assembly instructions are not the best and need a lot of improvement. I had to undo the bolts a few times to take apart and re-assemble. (2) The way to adjust the height of the arms is not robust and is mainly done by trial and error by twisting the set of screws into the aluminum frame. If you adjust them a few times, you will have screw marks all up and down the back of the post. I'm concerned that the shiny unprotected impression on the vertical post will start to rust later. (3) Lastly, I have a BMW, and a REI - Cannondale women bikes and none would fit properly on the racks with the V cradles (plastic sliders). I had to remove the V cradles (plastic sliders that came with the rack) for them to fit better without damaging the bikes. Thule should consider making adjustments to the rack for women bikes to fit safe from falling off or being damaged.