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Old 04-22-2015, 11:09 PM   #131
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I have used that Thule T2 before. It is a real nice rack, and would work fine, but I would rate it behind both the Kuat, and the 1UP. It likely is a bit lighter too. But, you just can't beat the simplicity, and quality build of the 1UP, at least with racks I have used.

I don't think I know two people with the same rack, and every one of them seems to get our bikes to where we want them.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:35 PM   #132
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After smoking the "rough crossing" railway line by Champoeg at about 55mph, ain't nobody should be worried about how RV ok this rack is.

Multiple speed runs over Seattle's I5 washboard might warrant checking the tightness of the important bits.....
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:46 AM   #133
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Well that's nice the bike(s) didnt fly off at a RR crossing but am still looking for some distance feedback. Also, it does not seem that this rack provides for easy safety strapping/redundancy securing. Can you strap bikes somehow or is the only means to secure them the brackets that ride on the bike tires?
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:16 PM   #134
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OK- bought one on faith as no one has reported any distance traveling using the 1UP. It is pretty awesome looking; hopefully it will be the last rack I buy- should find out soon as we're heading to Idaho next week.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:21 AM   #135
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Ross, I brought my bike back from Utah on a Kuat rack that I bought from the excellent Zion Cycles in Springdale, UT. The rack held the bike reliably the whole way without adjustment, but the road vibration started a few screws working themselves loose. I might use some of the light version of Locktite on them in future, or just check them every time we stop. Let's compare notes occasionally on how the two racks perform.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:25 AM   #136
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1K+ miles and the 1UP is the one! Also, it tilts upward; the second bike rides slightly higher so ground clearance is no problem.
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:18 AM   #137
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1K+ miles and the 1UP is the one! Also, it tilts upward; the second bike rides slightly higher so ground clearance is no problem.
Glad the 1UP is working really well for you, Ross.

I would not have bought a Kuat until I could have seen a 1UP for comparison, but Kuat's built-in bike repair stand feature sealed the deal for me.
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:11 AM   #138
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1K+ miles and the 1UP is the one! Also, it tilts upward; the second bike rides slightly higher so ground clearance is no problem.
Mine is on my trailer right now, headed to Osoyoos. I have used it hordes in the last year, and everybody, without exception, claims it to be the best they have used. Two friends have now bought one too.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:53 PM   #139
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Lovin' the 1UP Note the paint rubbed off from our previous Swagman.
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:00 PM   #140
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Another view- like how it slants upward.
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