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I recently got a new AM bike faux bar full suspension. Sette Flite.

The brake line and derailleur cables route underneath the top tube. In order to mount the bike on my trunk rack, the rack arms have to go underneath the top tube which places pressure on the cables and the hose.

Is it safe for the hose and cables to put such pressure as the weight of the bike?
 

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Dictatorsaurus said:
So that basically attached to the stem and the seat post and the whole bar rests on the rack arms?
Yes, the adapter bar (almost everybody makes them) acts like a false top tube to allow attaching bikes with odd frame shapes to trunk or hitch racks. I have a Thule bar and an Xport (performance bike house brand) that I use with a Yakima trunk rack to carry two Trek Fuel EX8s.
 

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SlowJoeCrow said:
Yes, the adapter bar (almost everybody makes them) acts like a false top tube to allow attaching bikes with odd frame shapes to trunk or hitch racks. I have a Thule bar and an Xport (performance bike house brand) that I use with a Yakima trunk rack to carry two Trek Fuel EX8s.
Are the bar loops (clamps) adjustable since some stems and seatposts for AM are quite thick?
 

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Are the bar loops (clamps) adjustable since some stems and seatposts for AM are quite thick?
Not that I have seen, I sometimes use my Yakima one backwards, big end around the seatpost, for a better fit. I just saw one made by Saris that appears to have larger openings so it would be a better fit on an AM rig.
 
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