roof rack v. trunk/boot rack v. hitch

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Powerful Pete
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by Powerful Pete

OK @573 you win the interwebz for the day. I am impressed.
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by sawyer

I have been an "in the boot" guy for 15+ years ... the right estate/SUV will take two full size bikes with wheels off, in the boot under the cover ... with the wheels in there seperately, helmets, shoes, bags etc, also.

Ultimate security and little faff.

But with kids growing up I need to move on to a rack / seasucker or whatever (for their bikes :wink: )
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by MoPho

573 wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:04 pm
Here's my current lightweight transportation combo:


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Car and bike together are <500kg. :D

Great minds... 8)

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I haven't tried mounting a bike to it though


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by JScycle

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by JScycle

573 wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:04 pm
Here's my current lightweight transportation combo:


Car and bike together are <500kg. :D
Looks amazing! Even has sweet looking carbon on it.
Super surprised it's under 500kg
What engine is in it?

CEVelo
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by CEVelo

I got both. A Thule T2 Pro Xt on the hitch and Fork mounts on the roof.
The hitch mounted rack wins hands down for convinience (also, both wheels stay on the bike saving space in trunk)
The T2 also takes less than 1minute to install and remove from the car.
Either solution work well, yet for disc break bikes (MTB/Road) the hitch rack wins.

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by NiFTY

I have both. 2 yakima front loaders on wifes car roof. Nil frame clamp so safe for carbon. But can't imagine lifting my over 14kg trek fuel ex 29er up there. Have a thule euroclassic on a tow hitch, just got a tow bar on my car so i can use it too. Didn't feel right about clamping carbpn roadbikea in the frame clamp so made have frame protectors out of foam and fibreglass casting material which i split. Now i place a cast/foam around the frame and clamp that. Nil pressure on frame at all and secure as.

That said if i have one bike to carry back seats down is the best.
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