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GramStrong
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by GramStrong

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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veganeric
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by veganeric

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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by xnavalav8r

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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by notsoswift

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

Snabb
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by Snabb

+1 for Thule

Thule roofrack- good swedish quality.
Ride lots!

nickf
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by nickf

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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@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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by HammerTime2

Wow, dude, like 400% grade.

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:mrgreen:
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nickf
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by nickf

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.

kajdean
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by kajdean

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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kbbpll
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by kbbpll

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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by NAKaveli

Thule Speedway 2 works for me; no problems :thumbup:

Jacob2
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by Jacob2

I use Thule EuroRide 943. It's of good quality and does the job. Hope this helps.

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