Purchased three of these for one gravel bike and two townies. They are solidly built and have some adjustability regarding the direction and resistance of the hinge. All in all they work pretty well, but depending on the bike/rider they may not be the easiest thing to use as you need to lift your bike up vertically while stabilizing the wheel/fork to get them hooked up. My wifeï¿½s townie is pretty heavy and has full fenders (prevents pulling into a wheelie) so she struggles with it. I suspect kids would also have difficulty. All that said, they do what they said they would some Iï¿½m good with it.
Great product, well priced by WesternBikeWorks. I always wanted one but felt it was too pricey for my budget. Once, saw it discounted on western bike works website. I jumped on it. When I finally received it. I was impressed with its quality and how easy it was to setup. I am saving for a second one for different room. Since I have one in black, I would prefer a second one in red if all. This is how good this product is. I would recommend it to anyone who cares about their bikes as much I do mine and want to maximize space. My only negative on my purchase, it took to long to receive the product.
I snagged this to be a lighter duty daily driver kind of pad for my truck, something not as in your face as the typical full pad. It fully delivers in that- looks good, is low profile, pretty easy to take on and off as needed. It's got padding across the top of the 'gate to protect your downtube where needed, and is a thin (but high quality) material elsewhere. Soft liner on the paint-facing side is quality, and the only problem I've run into so far is friends who don't know how to use velcro straps and ripped one- a little more robust strap would have been nice, but intelligent riding buddies might also fix that. Overall, highly recommend!