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So I just got an XL 2009 SJ 29ER, and went to put it on my Yakima hitch mounted rack, and much to my dismay, it didn't fit on the rack due to the severly sloping top tube. I have a Yakima frame adapter, which I tried, but it didn't seem to hold the bike very well. So how do you carry your SJ around using a hitch mount rack (or trunk mounted for that matter)?

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Yeah, i'm having the same problem with my Thule trunk rack, I have a Med 08 SJ FSR Comp. Right now I have to remove the front wheel and stick the bike in the trunk every time I need to transport it.
 

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Unfortunately for me I don't have a trailer hitch on my car and it'll be pricey to put one on, even more so since I still have to buy the rack.
 

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I have this Thule thing that grabs the bike at the steering stem and the seatpost. It was 35 bucks. Gives my Receiver rack a nice straight bar to grab. ONLY problem is I drive a Yukon, so it's higher than cars and with this adapter, the wheels are a little close to the ground. I back out of my driveway very slowly and they just touch enough to swing the bike a little.
 

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NYrr496 said:
I have this Thule thing that grabs the bike at the steering stem and the seatpost. It was 35 bucks. Gives my Receiver rack a nice straight bar to grab. ONLY problem is I drive a Yukon, so it's higher than cars and with this adapter, the wheels are a little close to the ground. I back out of my driveway very slowly and they just touch enough to swing the bike a little.
I have the Yakima frame adapter that pretty much does the same thing, but it just doesn't seem very stable to me. Maybe I am using it incorrectly. I will take another look at it.
 

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I have an 08 SJ FSR med size, so Far I have been taking the front wheel off lowering the seat and it stand up on the back of My Mazda CX-9, I have tie hooks back there and cinch it down with a tie strap. For the future I'm buying a Thule T2 rack it will just make it easier to transport my bike and my wife's comfort bike that does not have a top tube.
 

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After struggling with these goofy pole hanging style racks for years, I finally wised up and bought some tray style mounts.

Dude, save yourself a heap of aggravation and buy the tray style :) TOTALLY worth it.
 

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Enduroblood said:
I love my giant, diesel fuel burning, 1-ton truck. Did you know those come with seating for 6, and an 8 foot bed!? ;)
Hey man, I rode during the week of Thanksgiving last year with you and your buddies at T100! I was quite proud that I didn't seriously injure myself that day, as that was my first actuall "mountain biking". Quite different from the single track through the woods type stuff I usually ride. I had a blast that day and would love to come back some time with a bike that actually fits me! I kind of felt bad for holding you guys back. I have my Bike Barn water bottle on my desk at work!

Gary
 

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I had a Sportworks Mod Tray for several years. On the way to work one day the arm that holds the bike up snapped in half. Luckily the bike didn't scatter itself across the highway.

For a few weeks I had to transport the bike in the trunk and back seat. What a pain in the arse. I was tearing up the interior and it took me a minimum of 10 minutes of fighting to either put it in the car or take it out.

After quite a bit of searching, I finally settled on this:

After replacing two of the long velcro straps with cinch straps, I have been very happy. It is very light weight, grabs the bike by the tires only, easy to remove, and very sturdy.
https://www.raxterracks.com/gallery/Single Racks/Gallery/images/image/IMG_2974.JPG
https://www.raxterracks.com/gallery/Single Racks/Gallery/images/image/IMG_3076.JPG
https://www.raxterracks.com/gallery/Single Racks/Gallery/images/image/IMG_3077.JPG
 

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I have an 07 Stumpy and i use a thule trunk mount rack. With a frame adaptor and some velcro straps, it's pretty much secured. i secure the rubber straps with velcro straps, tie the crank arms/pedal to the rack so it wont sway back and forth and i strap the front wheel to the rest of the bike so the handle bars wont turn. Pretty much trial and error in the beginning before i finally figured out which works best.
 

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gfs69 said:
Hey man, I rode during the week of Thanksgiving last year with you and your buddies at T100! I was quite proud that I didn't seriously injure myself that day, as that was my first actuall "mountain biking". Quite different from the single track through the woods type stuff I usually ride. I had a blast that day and would love to come back some time with a bike that actually fits me! I kind of felt bad for holding you guys back. I have my Bike Barn water bottle on my desk at work!

Gary
Yea dude, that was fun! Lets do it again the next time youre in town!
 

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pipes10 said:
saris cycleon pro....love it....shows my fiancees stumpy fsr...with my double and demo....fits 20" - 29" wheels
That rack is sweet! I was looking at that style when I bought my hitch mount a few months ago, but didn't really have a need for one, and they were twice as much. I will get one of those at some point.
 

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On a 2" Thule carier.
Resting a bike on the shock's knob is probably not recommended.

Some years ago, I pointed out to a guy that he was using his Float's damper shaft to rest the bike on the rack's pipes.

It didn't last very long before needing to be replaced because it couldn't be repaired cheaply.
 

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gfs69 said:
That rack is sweet! I was looking at that style when I bought my hitch mount a few months ago, but didn't really have a need for one, and they were twice as much. I will get one of those at some point.
thanks...the rack is sweet and i don't run into the problem with the "pipes" hitting the fork like the poster above me mentioned....i had a sportsrack before this but it only last a few months...then i decided to spend the extra money and get a decent rack...it's been 2+ seasons and the rack is still working great with no signs of wear
 
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