by Robert Horner
Date Added: Wednesday 04 July, 2012
I bought one of these in June 2009 and found it invaluable; used it for many enjoyable trips around the UK & France.
In 2011 I noticed some of the silver chrome coating/plating starting to flake off and revealing a duller, yellowing base metal. It has in no way affected the usability of the rack, it remains as solid as ever. However cosmetically it does now look rather tarnished and second hand. The product comes with a 12 month warranty therefore the guys at MX5 parts confirmed to me there is nothing that could be done.
So it's a slight negative to consider - it a great piece of kit, but at a few hundred pounds you'd expect better cosmetic longevity.