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When transporting my bike in winter on my hitch rack, what's the best way to keep the salt/road residue from covering my bike??

I know I can always wrap it in a tarp or something, but there's gotta be a better way..

Any ideas?
 

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Wish I knew. The salt this winter really sucked in PA. Made my rotors look like hell. If its this bad next winter and there's nothing better than a tarp, I guess I'll have to go with it (unless I get a roof rack for the winter salt and keep the hitch rack for summer mileage).
 

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Is there any way to put the bike inside the car??? Salt will wreck just about everything as you are finding out....Maybe sprayig the bike with silicone spray will help but do avoid the brakes.....
 

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Is there any way to put the bike inside the car??? Salt will wreck just about everything as you are finding out....Maybe sprayig the bike with silicone spray will help but do avoid the brakes.....
I wish. Only way my biga$$ed (nearly 35 lb.) gt Sanction 1 fits inside my old Toyota Camry is to take off the front wheel and slide the rig in with the rear wheel juuuuust clearing the passthrough into the back seat (with a little shove + having to scoot the rear wheel up onto the folded-down seat) and the fork/handlebars juuuuust fitting inside the trunk liftover and trunk lid respectively.

Usually, I had to load/unload it myself and wrestling it in/out of there's a pain (and messy if the riding involved any mud). :madman: That's when I got a Performance Xport traystyle hitch rack which crapped out on me and was soon replaced with the Thule T2 tray-style hitch rack which is really sweet. :)
 
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