1. Standard Rear Transport Cover Part # RTC100 (Covers 1-2 Bikes)
*(Please Note: If you are using a tray mount style 1-2 bike rack with 2 bikes an RTC200 will be required.)
2. Large Rear Transport Cover Part # RTC200 (Covers 3-4 Bikes)
*(Please Note: If you are using a tray mount style 3-4 bike rack an RTC300 will be required.)
3. X-Large Rear Transport Cover Part # RTC300 (3-4 Bikes tray mount*)
*(Please Note: This cover is for a tray mount 3-4 bike rack or a post mount 4-5 bike rack.)
Help......Do I need an RTC 100 or 200?
Under normal conditions:
The RTC100 will work with 1-2 bikes on a Post Mount Bike Rack. (Meaning the bike tires spin freely and the bike hangs by the top tube.)
The RTC100 will work with 1 bike and a Tray mount bike rack. (Meaning the tires sit on a tray.)
If you have 2 bikes and a tray mount rack then you have to upgrade to the RTC200
Myth #1: The cover is made from bullet proof aluminum and will last without any damage to the cover no matter how far I travel and what types of conditions I encounter!
This is a Myth……the cover is made from fabric! Just like tires are made from rubber and they can puncture and need repair…..covers are made from fabric and they can rip or tear and need repair. This is not covered under warranty.
Tip: There are straps sewn into the cover to cinch down the material to keep it from flapping. Stop and check the cover and adjust straps as needed. Add more straps if it seems necessary. Wind conditions can change…..check for movement and check to see if the cover is flapping or wearing in any particular area….adjust as needed.
You may also want to cover anything that may tend to “poke” or “wear through” the cover (ie ends of handlebars, tips of hand brake controls), remove or cover outward facing pedals, etc.
Myth #2: The cover is waterproof and my bikes will never get wet.
This is a Myth…..the material is water resistant but it can saturate if in a downpour or extended rain periods. The zipper will leak….the material will soak and seep. There are grommets sewn into the bottom of the cover to allow for drainage. The cover is designed to keep your bikes clean and free from dirt, salt and road grime and to alleviate harsh pounding from rain.
Tip: At the end of your trip please remove your cover and wipe your bikes down as necessary. The cover can be machine washed on gentle if necessary.