A bike rack that sucks so good

SeaSucker is out with a vacuum-mounted bike rack that hangs onto a car with nothing more than four suckers on the rear window.

SeaSucker

If a picture speaks a thousand words, then this image of a cyclist perched on a bike rack that's hanging onto nothing more than four suckers on a car's rear window has me sold.

I don't bike. But I do know a few friends who are hard-core cycling fiends. So, these SeaSuckers could well provide the answer to grappling with conventional rooftop or rear-end bike racks that are so frustrating to install.

A spinoff from SeaSucker's marine products, the big difference here is in the built-in pump. It helps the rubber vacuum cups stay in place, so your precious $7,700 Scott doesn't take a diving crash off your vehicle's rooftop.

SeaSucker claims there's enough suction force to allow people to climb up the sides of buildings, though I doubt our intrepid boys at CNET will be taking up that challenge anytime soon.

Installation is almost idiot-proof. You moisten the underside of each cup, put them in place, then work the pump button to suck the cups down. To remove, you lift a tab and this releases the air. As a guide, when the red line on the pump button starts to turn visible, it's time to top up the pressure within the cup. This happens after it's been attached for a while.

Compared with a decent set of conventional bike racks that might go from $80 to $150, these SeaSuckers are rather hefty investments, costing $146.99 to $629.99.

In fact, the company appears to have a sucker for just about anything, from mobile phone holders to fishing rod holders. Though like most vacuum or suction cups, you'll need a perfectly smooth surface for this to work best.

SeaSucker

(Source: Crave Asia via Gizmag)

Featured Video
6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

The problem with Amazon Dash buttons

Limits on choice mean new shopping gadget won't click for everyone. Bridget Carey explains how the buttons work, and the rule changes for sharing your Prime perks with others.

by Bridget Carey