My trunk mount rack upper straps broke with my Stratus mounted doing 65 mph. I looked in the rear view mirror expecting to see my bike rolling down the highway. I couldn't see it. I pulled over and found my bike still strapped to the rack being dragged by the bottom 2 straps. The 2 arms supporting the bike acted as a skid plate and were ground down about an inch. The only damage was a broken mirror and a bent derailer. The rack is over 10 yrs old and the straps were dry-rotted. Fortunately the straps were long enough to tie the broken ends together. I reversed the upper with the lower and hobbled home safe and sound. Very lucky!!
|Ground down arm|
|Broken straps tied together|