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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:16 pm 
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These were made in a limited run, but you might can get something smiler.
Don't opt for the cheap nock-offs tough!


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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:39 pm 
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Rear mounted racks like the Bones or hitch mounts have the added benefit of using your car as a shield to protect your bike from bugs, high pressure rain, and debris kicked up by other vehicles. This along with the improved fuel efficiency is why I use a Bones rack over my aesthetic preference, roof racks. As has been noted, the bones rack can be tough on your paint, so if you have a color that will show scratches easily (and care) go with the hitch mount option.


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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:59 pm 
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I'm a roofrack fan but, since the OP said he needed it to fit multiple vehicles, I would say to go with an easily removable trunk rack from any of the better known manufacturers.

I have found roofracks to be a better theft deterrent and afford more space for bikes though.

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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:25 am 
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Saris racks! multiple vehicles, multiple bikes I love mine to death!

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http://www.saris.com/en/bike-racks/vehicle-racks/trunk-racks.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=20&category_id=7


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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 4:41 am 
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It is most likely irrational but I don't like supporting a bike from thin carbon frame
Support from the wheels (which are designed for it) is best for me.
I have a Thule Euroride
http://www.thule.com/en/AU/Products/Bik ... roRide-943


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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:33 am 
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+1 for Thule

Thule roofrack- good swedish quality.

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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 1:08 pm 
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I have a Thule t2 hitch rack on my mazdaspeed3 and love it. Its a bit heavy but is solid and holds any bike you throw on it. If I had to do it all over I would get the seasuckers roof rack.


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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 3:02 pm 
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@nickf, thanks for that lead. Had never heard of this...

It sounds like an incredibly interesting product... google helped me find this.

http://www.seasucker.com/lifestyle/bike-racks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBHN9Lty ... creen&NR=1

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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Wow, dude, like 400% grade.

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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 3:55 pm 
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:mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 6:47 pm 
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I think they are coming out with a kit so you can use a standard Thule/ yak tray on it. Ill be picking one up when its released.


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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:53 am 
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Getting my new car just in time for the london to brighton, a saab estate. Have decided to go the hitch route i think. The car comes with a removable towbar, which is the best hitch to go for? I know the thule ones are supposed to be good but there are a few of them.


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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:39 pm 
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With trunk mounts watch out for proximity of wheel to exhaust. I melted a tire that way, a long time ago... :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 6:16 am 
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Thule Speedway 2 works for me; no problems :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: bike carriers
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:20 pm 
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I use Thule EuroRide 943. It's of good quality and does the job. Hope this helps.

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