Our new Hornet 1-bike rack is a small-scale revolution. Billed as the “Smallest Bike Rack in the World”, the Hornet is so compact that it fits into an included 24.1 x 17.8 x 7.6cm zippered carrying case for easy storage and travel. The Hornet is far and away the most travel-friendly rack on the market, but it works equally well for everyday use.
The Hornet is our first “leave-the-front-wheel-on” bike rack. It is designed to mount to the back window of any hatchback, SUV or minivan using two of SeaSucker’s powerful 11.5cm vacuum cups (54.4kg rated pull-strength each) to hold the handlebars and hang a bike weighing not more than 15.8kg from the rear glass. Plastic ladder straps securely hold both road and mtb bars to the vacuum cups and make attaching and removing the bike a breeze.
As with all SeaSucker bike racks, the pump-action vacuum cups also allow the user to attach the rack in just seconds, making the Hornet one of the easiest and fastest racks to install. Simply pump the two vacuum cups onto the back windshield, close the ladder straps around the bars and you’re done. And when it comes time to remove it, the Hornet detaches just as quickly and breaks back down into its component parts for storage in its case. The Hornet also comes with a safety strap that loops around the bike’s steer tube and into a sewn in cam buckle. The strap’s tail has a built in plastic peg that, when closed in the hatchback, secures the strap to the car.
How do the vacuum pads actually work ?
Pump to engage the vacuum. When you can’t see the white band, you’re at full strength. If your SeaSucker loses vacuum over time, the white band will be exposed, and you only have to give it a few pumps to get back to full power.
To remove, use the integrated tabs on the vacuum cup to lift the edge and break the vacuum.