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hol766881746wrote a review of on May 5, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had one of these for about a year now, and am about to invest in my second, i love it! It holds anything from my road bike, to by 47 lb old school downhill bike, with basically no adjustment. Bikes go on in about 20 seconds, off in 5! Lock works well, though if im somewhere i dont trust, i still use a cable lock as well for safety.
I have pulled into my garage twice with my bike on this rack on top of my car. One of the times i had to replace the 2 straps that hold the wheels in place as i snapped them both, but neither time did the bike come off of the car, or damage the car in any way. Quite to the contrary i now have large dents in the wood on top of my garage. So i trust this rack to take bumpy corners at 50mph with a bike on it, as well as to drive as fast as i feel okay about beating my suspension up down any bumpy gravel road. Great durable product with an awesome design! highly recommended!
I use this product on the OEM roof bars for a volvo S60. They are square bars similar to thule ones. This works well, and its easy to rach to load my bike

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hol766881746wrote a review of on April 26, 2013

4 5

I bought one of these mid this season. I did some beacon practices with friends to get the feel for the new beacon before going out for any hikes. As far as pinpointing a location goes, this beacon far out-performed my friends BCA Tracker's, both in speed, and precision, as well as distance it found a signal at. It was also the fastest beacon found when it was the one buried for practice. The 3 antenna's and the screen and interface are awesome, and if your buried this is what you want your buddy wearing.....

HOWEVER - after riding with this beacon on for only 7 or 10 days, i managed to break it. I took a drop (in-bounds) to a wipe out. I was fine, the worst of it was having to hike back up and retrieve a ski i lost. Nothing out of the ordinary, an every day wipe out. As a result however, the screen cracked, and no longer had a display. In testing it out, i found it was still transmitting a signal, and putting it in search mode it still beeped (faster the closer and better pointed at another beacon you were) as it was supposed to, but it would have been impossible to find anyone with it. It made me feel confident that if i had been in a slide, it was still transmitting and i would still have been able to be found, so i made the decision to give them one more try and replace mine with another of the same model, at no cost to me (Thanks Backcountry.com for your awesome warranty and return work!) =) And so far my new one has had no issues (but i only have had it out 4 or 5 times so far). Ill be sure to post a further review if it fails as well.

Overall: Great product, works excellently and quickly, and is VERY easy to use, but if your worried about durability, and having a 100% chance your beacon still works AFTER being in a slide, even if you hit a tree or slide off a cliff, this is probably not the MOST durable beacon on the market!

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