It'll be about the same as the XPort
Here's mine on the back of my B6 A4 with sport package...
Originally Posted by Algernon
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it grinds a bit, but it's no big deal. I would just say inspect it once in a while around the bolt holes to be sure it doesn't crack.
Kuat Sherpa vs. 1UP for Mazda3 hatchback (2012)
Hi, fellow biking enthusiasts -
I just got a 2012 Mazda 3 (5-door) hatchback, and am now shopping for a bike rack that I can put on a tow hitch on the back of this lovely car. I'm seeing lots of good posts for the Kuat Sherpa and various 1UP racks. Has anyone put either of these on a Mazda3 hatchback? An pros or cons?
Note - I love the white of the Sherpa, but it looks like it leans in a bit towards the car in the pictures ... and my hatchback door bulges out a bit - possibly a bad combo. Also, my friend's Kuat NV made my front brakes tighten on my front tire. Maybe my bike (a Novara Kia) doesn't tolerate being held close to the brakes.
The 1UP looks lighter in weight, which is a big plus. (I'm a female, and light-weight is desirable.) A possible downside is that I have a cargo rack and basket over my back wheel, so I'm not sure if the 1UP design will accommodate that.