FAQ’s


Will SeaSucker bike racks or board racks damage my car?

No, for a couple of reasons. First, there are no straps or clips, etc., like many traditional racks have that tend to scratch your paint. Second, because SeaSucker racks attach by vacuum, you don’t need to make any modifications to your car, like adding a hitch or roof bars. Third, the rubber part of the SeaSucker rack that makes contact with your car is completely non-marking.


How does temperature affect SeaSuckers?

SeaSucker’s vacuum mounts typically aren’t affected by heat. Cold, however, does cause the rubber of the vacuum pad to stiffen. This means that the vacuum pad must be warm when attaching it, so if it gets cold during use and you detach it, you’ll have to warm the vacuum pads before reattaching it.


Do you ship outside the US?

We do. In general, the least costly shipping method for international orders is US Mail – Priority Mail, which promises delivery within 6 to 10 business days. Clearing customs may add extra time to your delivery. You are responsible for any import duties, taxes or other fees. Be sure to look at our Dealer Locator to see if we have a distributor in your country already.


How quickly will my order ship/be delivered?

We try to ship as quickly as possible, and for most products, thatʼs the same day we receive your order. Some products take more time to prepare or arenʼt kept in stock, and those will take an extra day or two. In general, though, orders received in our store before 1 p.m. Eastern Time will ship the same day. Orders received after that are typically shipped the next business day.


Are SeaSucker bike racks made for mountain bikes or road bikes?

As for delivery, it depends on the method you choose. We ship from Florida, so the farther you are from us, the longer it will take. UPS Ground will deliver packages in 1 day to Florida addresses and 6-7 business days to California addresses. Everywhere else falls in between there somewhere. Bear in mind that UPS does not deliver on Saturday or Sunday, even if you choose Next Day Air shipping.

Both, although if you have a mountain bike with 15mm or 20mm through-axles, you’ll need one of the Fork Up adapters to mount your bike.


What is SeaSucker's warranty?

The text of SeaSucker’s warranty: “SeaSucker offers a 1-year, non-transferable warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship. Defective products can be returned within 1 year of the date of original purchase to SeaSucker for replacement or repair (at SeaSuckerʼs option). Warranty claims must be accompanied by a sales receipt or other proof of purchase document. The cost of transportation to and from SeaSucker for the repair or replacement of any defective part or accessory is not covered by this warranty and is to be paid by the owner. This warranty does not apply to damage or failure resulting from normal use, routine wear and tear, lack of maintenance, user error, alteration of the product, accidents, abuse, or neglect. This warranty is given in lieu of all other written or oral warranties, express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and are limited to the duration and specifications of this warranty. SeaSuckerʼs liability for any damages relating to any allegedly defective product, whether arising from the use or the inability to use the product and whether claimed under tort, contract or any other legal theory, shall be limited to the actual price paid for such product and shall in no event include loss of use, loss of time, incidental, consequential, special, or indirect damages of any kind, even if SeaSucker is aware of the possibility of such damages, to the full extent as such may be disclaimed by law.”

How long will my rack stay on once I attach it?

SeaSuckers are not, nor are they intended to be, permanent mounts. They will lose vacuum over time. Fortunately, they will always tell you when theyʼre losing vacuum. How do they tell you they’re losing vacuum? They will show you an orange band. One of the greatest features of our vacuum mount is that the pump acts like a check valve, so as the vacuum cup loses pressure, the pump slowly reverses itself, extending the plunger back out of the main pump cylinder. The plunger has an orange band painted on it, and when this band becomes visible, it means that you should re-pump your SeaSucker to strengthen the vacuum.

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