I am looking for a platform style bike carrier that can hold up to 4 bikes. I would like price to be nice and low . I won't to be able to lock my bikes. I was all set on the Kuat but just noticed that the Thule got improved for 2011 and since it is cheaper it has me rethinking.cracksandracks.com said:the thule 916xtr will allow you to lock each bike individually, while the kuat NV has a cable lock that will wrap through both bike's rear triangle.
the NV has a lower profile than the T2. the T2 has molded plastic wheeltrays for the front wheel.
here is our comprehensive review with photos of the NV.
there are other comparisons of course... are there specific features you're interested in?
good point.m1m2x3 said:I've owned a T2 for a little over a year now. The thing about the T2 is that no matter how they secure it with locks, cables and all. It can still be defeated. Reason being is because the T2 itself can be disassembled. With the unbolt of four bolts at the mounting brackets, some one can walk off with your expensive bike in hand. If your considering a T2, don't buy into the security blah, blah, blah. Purchase a good cable to wrap it around you bikes, rack and tie it into your car chassis.
BigWorms said:Good info on the locks.
How far would the Yakima HoldUp stick out including the add on for an extra 2 bikes? So 4 total bikes.