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    What does your Airborne ride?

    How does your Airborne get to the trail head? Mine rides on the back of my Sorento in its Saris rack. I love having the hitch rack because it allows me to leave both car seats in the back so I don't have to keep taking them out every time I go for a ride. Plus, the Saris has the weight capacity to carry two downhill bikes, so it should last me a long time.

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    Mine rides on a hitch mount on my 2002 f350 crew cab. Not the best pic tho What does your Airborne ride?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1354551731.062944.jpg

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    I take the front wheel off and it goes in here. For now. I'm getting a Forester soon and I'm hoping it will fit without taking the front wheel off.

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    I carry mine with 3 different cars depending on how far away I'm going. I have a platform hitch rack for my Pathfinder. Fold the seats down and take front wheel off to put in my 88 Mustang GT. And I take the passenger and back seat out of my Festiva and take the front wheel off to put it in, haha

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    In the bed of my ranger

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    I take the front wheel off and it goes in here. For now. I'm getting a Forester soon and I'm hoping it will fit without taking the front wheel off.

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    Hey that parking lot looks familiar!

    I have a Yakima Hold-Up hitch rack on my Pathfinder that carries two bikes, with the additional two bike plug-in I can add. Also have two trays and three wheel holders on top of it, for a total capacity of 6 bikes at one time if needed.

    I use the hitch rack most often if I am only carrying a bike or two. It's nice to not have to remove the front wheel. It also keeps the bikes out of the airflow which cuts down on wind noise and probably helps gas mileage.

    The downside is I am always paranoid of someone rear-ending me and it is a little tight sometimes in parking lots with an extra 5 feet on the rear of the truck.
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    Mine rides in the bed on my Nissan Frontier.
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    My one fear is it getting ripped off out of my truck, but I could use a chain and lock

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    are you just laying it in the bed of your truck?

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    I never leave my bike unattended while on the rack. When at home, it gets locked up with a U-Lock in the locked garage.
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    I use a lock on mine if I leave it unattended.

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    Mine will be on the back of my Subaru Outback when it gets here...just ordered it today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaTiRo View Post
    are you just laying it in the bed of your truck?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXTony View Post
    Mine will be on the back of my Subaru Outback when it gets here...just ordered it today.
    Be sure and post some pics .... I'm a big fan of the Outback.

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    Crappy pic but...

    Yakima Swingdaddy on my 2010 FJ Cruiser

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaTiRo View Post
    Be sure and post some pics .... I'm a big fan of the Outback.
    My Goblin hitches a ride on my Outback

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    Better pic What does your Airborne ride?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1355617559.398061.jpg

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    A nice pair...
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    Nice! Hey Treekiller, what brand of rack is that? I don't recognize it.
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    1Up 1UPUSA.com :: Home I literally went back and forth for a couple of months trying to decide between this and the Kuat. I really like it. No plastic, nothing to wear out, goes on and off in seconds. It takes about 10-15 seconds to take off or add trays if you want to haul more bikes. It almost seems absurdly over built.

    So Big Daddy, what was it you were saying about buying 2 Airborne's and getting a 3rd one half price? I have a 3rd tray for this thing on order that needs something to fill it.
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    LOL. Suuuuuuuurrrrrre.

    I really like that rack. The one thing I don't like about my Yakima is the plastic bits; in the past year I've lost two of the end caps and broken one of the plastic sliders for the front wheel clamps. Do the wheel holders go wide enough to accomodate a 4" wide fatbike tire?

    Mind if we use your photo on our facebook homepage as a photo of the day?

    Thanks!

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    Can't blame me for trying.

    Yep, but you have to buy a spacer kit for $29.



    Feel free to use it however you wish.

    On another note, the brand is starting to be recognized. I've had a number of people seem them and ask a ton of questions. I even let a guy do a quick test ride earlier this week, while I held his attractive girl friend as collateral
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    Those 1UP racks are awesome. I gave them a nice long look, but just could not justify the $610+ for a flippin' bike rack. That's more than my monthly car payment...by a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barheet View Post
    Those 1UP racks are awesome. I gave them a nice long look, but just could not justify the $610+ for a flippin' bike rack. That's more than my monthly car payment...by a lot.
    Mine was only $498 shipped to the door for two bikes. However, $500 for a bike rack does seem steep, but it's in line with Kuat and the nicer Thule racks. The solace is I can't see this thing ever wearing out or breaking unless I back it into something hard. The other thing is that my wife has been riding the greenway with me on our road bikes and my old rack required that I readjust everything before and after and it was such a pain I was avoiding it.

    I was looking at Niner's when I bought my 2nd Goblin. I'm just saying that all the money I saved is justification. I'm not sure how many more times I can use that excuse though
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    Oh ok maybe I was looking at the wrong rack. You probably get what you pay for with the 1Ups, plus they're made in USA.

    The other thing is it's kinda hard to find a rack that will carry a fatbike easily. Either way, looks awesome!
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    Here is my Goblin and my son's Skyhawk on the back of my Jeep Wrangler (JK).

    I'm also using the 1upUSA rack. It's rock solid. Very impressive!


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    Very nice!

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    Awesome~!
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    Just out for a ride on a rack that has outlasted 4 cars and on a car with over 150,000 miles on it.

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    Thule 916XTR T2

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    Quote Originally Posted by swildnm View Post
    Crappy pic but...
    Yakima Swingdaddy on my 2010 FJ Cruiser
    Finally took a better pic.

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    Looks nice, and so do all of the improvements you've done to your Guardian so far!

    Some of you guys may find your pics up on our Facebook page if that's OK with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Looks nice, and so do all of the improvements you've done to your Guardian so far!

    Some of you guys may find your pics up on our Facebook page if that's OK with you!
    You are welcome to use any of my pics.

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    What my Airborne isn't riding

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    Did you have to use a hitch extender to mount the 1up rack? Can you open the swing gate?

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    What does your Airborne ride?

    Not a good pic but I've upgraded since I originally posted in this thread.

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    Is now this...



    And apparently I like to take pics of my bike/car with my hatch open.


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    Re: What does your Airborne ride?



    got it about 3 weeks ago. now need snow to melt !!

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    Mine is very similar to CaTiRo - rides in the bed of my Frontier, Thule Fork Lock on the truck box.




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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    Not a good pic but I've upgraded since I originally posted in this thread.

    This...



    Is now this...



    And apparently I like to take pics of my bike/car with my hatch open.

    I just sold my Jeep for a 1996 Impreza, thing is a beast. I do the same, throw it in the back, until I can buy a roof rack
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    It would be handy to have a rack, but I just shove mine in the back of my Impreza



    Its my other toy. Lifted, 28" tires, etc.
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    Here's my bike's steed in Yankee Boy Basin by Ouray, Colorado. Unfortunately I haven't got a picture with the bike on it yet. Just kept forgetting to snap one when the bike was on and now it probably wont be on until spring. I just use a Yakima Doubledown Ace 5. Nothing fancy but it gets the job done. Because of the over sized spare tire, I use a (12") hitch extender. When the rack is tilted down, I can open the gate about 2.5 ft.; just enough to access smaller items in back. What does your Airborne ride?-small-copy-img_0916.jpg

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    What does your Airborne ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by provin1327 View Post
    I just sold my Jeep for a 1996 Impreza, thing is a beast. I do the same, throw it in the back, until I can buy a roof rack
    That red one is a '96. I sold it when I got the 2011.

    I also use the rallycross car to haul bikes. Found this rack for $50.


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    Where did you get that airborne sticker?
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    Well, I changed my mind. Threw the bike and carrier on the back of my dirty, salty Jeep for a pic. Man I can't wait for Spring!What does your Airborne ride?-img_2012.jpg

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    Rolls on the back of my Outback...sold my Jeep Jk for the Subaru..using a Thule T2 rack
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    What does your Airborne ride?

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    Where did you get that airborne sticker?
    I picked them up one of the times I was at their HQ.

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    Picked up this sweet 40$ rack on amazon.com, seems solid enough hah

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    What does your Airborne ride?

    Good deal on a rack. Your OBS looks like the twin to the red one I had.

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    Mismatched fender and all
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    What does your Airborne ride?

    Yep! Driver's side fender and the hood on mine. It was a decent car though. Had a 2.5L DOHC, RS front bumper, grill, lights, and hood and GR2 struts with JDM STI Pink springs. Also had WRX wheels (both '02 16's and '06 17's) WRX brakes with the H6 rear upgrade that I swapped over from my bugeye WRX.

    I'm currently putting a SOHC 2.5L in the green OBS. Gonna run STI struts that I'll have Feal rebuild and 15" gravel tires. Should be a fun rallycross car.

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