First things first, it may seem like rocket science to unbox the aluminium rack, unhook the top U arm and the bottom arm for the first time and place it over the boot, but in reality, it’s not difficult to install this rack. Following some confusion with the U arm and the bottom arm and with all the fumbling with the straps, it took me 30 minutes to set it up for the very first time. However, once you get the hang of it and get familiar with the ideal configuration for your car, it’s a fairly easy install and should take between five to ten minutes.
Once mounted correctly to the back of the vehicle, the TrunkZ sits sturdy and remains stable. The straps linking the rack to the car are easy to tighten. As we found out, the rack wouldn’t budge even after some heavy contact with the bicycle during the mounting process.
So how does it sit on the move, you may ask?
The hybrid bicycle that we mounted on the rack throughout the test was pretty firmly held there. This is thanks to the nylon strap (part of the package) that needs to be tied firmly through the front wheel, the frame and the rear wheel to restrict the swinging movement on the move. Now although this rack doesn’t come with any speed limit rating, it makes sense to use it within the speed limit of the given road.
The other good thing about this rack is that you can access your luggage even when it’s mounted to the boot-lid. Because it’s strapped to the top and bottom edge of the lid, you can open the boot by simply pulling up the top U arm. Now if you are wondering, the same cannot be done with the bicycle mounted to the rack – you ought to demount the bicycle before opening the boot.