And as a friend found out, bicycles on rear mounted racks also do a good job of protecting the vehicle from impact damage when a distracted driver fails to stop texting on his smart phone and colides with the rear of your vehicle at a signal light.veganeric wrote: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.
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Powerful Pete wrote:@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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBHN9Lty ... creen&NR=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Once you try them, you will be very impressed! this guy was:
I'm interested in those seasuckers though. Pretty neat idea.
Would like to hear more feedback from users.
If it's one bike then no roof rack.
If you have a team then get a van.
Personally, I like the roof rack except for the cost, installation limitations, inconvenience and drag, but it is my 3rd choice. 2nd come those sucker things, which I am yet to get even though I keep saying I will get them soon. You can't go wrong with them as you can use the same with several different vehicles, fit 1-3 bikes depending which model you get, can be removed from the vehicle when not in used and installed easily when needed, and can easily be taken in a suitcase when traveling and renting a car. 1st without a doubt is just putting it inside the car if possible. Most bikes will easily fit with the front wheel removed in front of the back seat.
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