It’s a small world in the biking community – and word gets around about important issues. Bicyclists have been buzzing about the Thule T2 hitch-mounted bicycle rack and possible severe design flaws with this rack.
Brendan Kevenides writes The Chicago Bicycle Advocate blog. He recently reported that serious problems have been reported with the Thule T2 rack, but that neither Thule or the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have announced a recall
Brendan posted a link to the video embedded above, that quickly demonstrates what the problem is. Without a key screw tightened properly, the rack is pretty precarious, according to the video’s filmer.
Brendan also posted a reply to the design flaw allegations from the rack’s manufacturer, Thule. You can see it on his blog, the entry “Thule Responds To Alleged Problems With T2 Bike Rack.” The company response makes a pretty convincing argument. Thule says it has not received the damaged bike or rack to analyze, nor seen a police report on the incident.
Who are we to believe? I’m not sure, but take as few chances as you can. If you have one of these racks, check how it fits and make sure it’s adjusted properly. And keep track of the news on this blog and other biking sites to see if this situation pans out to be a fluke accident or a total recall.
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