iheartbicycles· Crazed Country Rebel
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Who makeS a good one? Two bikes. Lockable. Not too much $$$. And where to buy?
hitch racks fail, too. Somewhere I have pics of my friends GT IDrive after being run over by a Ford F250 van. The only thing that survived was the CK headset, and the frame was broken into 3 peices!2wheelsoul said:The Thule 916 is a great hauler. I got mine for $260 with free shipping from some outfit in middle America.
Once the bike is loaded and secured, it is not going anywhere for the duration of the drive. I have hauled mine almost 2000 miles. I never trusted roof racks and would always be looking up to make sure the bike was still there - sort of stressful. With the hitch mount - no stress ever.
It is 45lbs - quite hefty.
There is one on EBay right now at $200 for a Thule 916.
Do NOT buy the 918 - that is the add on for the 916 to make it a 4 bike hauler.
Chuck, your least expensive option. It's a hanging style Thule rack. Fits two bikes comfortably, four in a pinch. Integrated cable lock thingy (defeated by a screwdriver in under ten seconds). 2" receiver.iheartbicycles said:Who makeS a good one? Two bikes. Lockable. Not too much $$$. And where to buy?
*****, that's hard to beat! How about a six pack of Bigfoot?Itchy The Clown said:Chuck, your least expensive option. It's a hanging style Thule rack. Fits two bikes comfortably, four in a pinch. Integrated cable lock thingy (defeated by a screwdriver in under ten seconds). 2" receiver.
Free to a good home.
Done deal. I'll be at Rockville at 9 for a rain ride. Let me know if I should throw it in the car.iheartbicycles said:*****, that's hard to beat! How about a six pack of Bigfoot?
See you then!Itchy The Clown said:Done deal. I'll be at Rockville at 9 for a rain ride. Let me know if I should throw it in the car.
See you there. Eric (you saw him in Sedona) should be there as well.iheartbicycles said:See you then!
Nah. I drive a big ass truck with a V8! It eats Toyota Pius' for breakfast!gabe0807 said:Keep in mind how much all this stuff that you're hanging off the back of your car weighs. If you have a big SUV that can take a ton of tongue weight then who cares, get whatever you want. If you have a car with a 1.25" receiver, like my GTI, you have to be conscious about keeping the weight down. I believe a Thule T2 weighs somewhere north of 50 lbs, aside from being a pain to carry around, that's a ton of weight on the back of a small car, plus it isn't directly over the hitch, the weight is a few feet out. Once you add some bikes on there your car may not handle very well.
I don't know what you drive, but if its a small car consider an aluminum hanging rack, they're cheaper and lighter. If you really want a tray rack, get something light like the Kuat Sherpa or Saris Thelma. That's my suggestion. I just went through a similar thing and ended up with the Kuat. The quality is unbelievable, but so is the price. good luck.
1+ The Holdup is very nice.morganfletcher said:I've been very happy with the Yakima Holdup four-bike hitch rack. It's a 2" hitch version, sold as a 2-bike mount and a 2-bike extension. I've hauled many bikes many miles in the two years that I've had it.
Loaded up, time to drive home by fnagrom, on Flickr