ETC 3 Bike Hi-Rise 6 Strap rack review£91.99

Rigid rack

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The ETC is constructed of 30mm diameter, silver painted tubing rather than the 25mm black coated finish of its nearest rival. The instructions are similarly random, but the overall look and feel are of a higher quality product here. When fitted, the heavier ETC is incredibly rigid, and quite capable of supporting its 45kg maximum load with ease.

Some fairly fiddly rubber securing straps hold bikes in place firmly, though they proved tough to release. The rack folds flat quickly for storage, but some scuffs and chips already picked up in transit hint at more damage to come.

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 43
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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