The handling characteristics of a vehicle will change when a rear bicycle carrier is fitted, particularly crosswind sensitivity, handling on bends and breaking. This is especially true when the bike rack is loaded with one or more bicycles. Driving techniques should be altered to allow for these changes, including reducing speed, especially on bends, and allowing for longer braking distances.
The vehicle’s total length increases when the bike carrier is attached. The bikes themselves may increase the vehicle’s total width and height. Take care when reversing and/or entering garages or ferries, etc.
This bike rack is not recommended for off-road use or for use at speed exceeding 70 mph (113 km/h). Also, it is recommended to drive slowly over speed bumps, 5 to 10 mph max speed.