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    I've had a 335i since 2007 and been mountain biking with it all this time - no issues!

    It sounds like you didn't get the folding rear seat option? I specifically ordered my car that way so I could put my bike in the back. It fits perfectly.

    For those occasions when I do need to bring a second bike, I have the BMW factory rack. It only takes a few minutes to install. If I had to do it again I would probably go the Thule route.

    Don't worry about getting dirt/mud all over it. That stuff washes off. Bring a towel with you to line the driver's seat.






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    Good pics, thanks!

    One last question: Is the install so easy that you only run the rack when you actually need it? In other words, do you put it on before you go for a ride and take it off when you're back home or do you leave it on most of the week/month? I assumed it was a "semi permanent" mount that wasn't designed to be installed and removed on a per-ride basis.

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    It only takes a few minutes to install/uninstall so I only use it when I need it. If you leave it up there all the time you'll suffer unnecessarily with more wind noise and 3-4mpg less on the highway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    Good pics, thanks!

    One last question: Is the install so easy that you only run the rack when you actually need it? In other words, do you put it on before you go for a ride and take it off when you're back home or do you leave it on most of the week/month? I assumed it was a "semi permanent" mount that wasn't designed to be installed and removed on a per-ride basis.
    I have am '05 330xi with OEM bars and bike rack (the one that requires you to remove the front tire) and I love it! I have hauled around 2 mtb's on a regular basis with no problems. Each foot installs with a single bolt so it takes about 5 minutes to stick it on and go. I take it off when I'm done unless I plan to go somewhere with the bike in the next few days. They would say it isn't designed for repeated install and removal but it's so easy, I don't wee why you wouldn't.

    I got a deal on the bars and two bike mounts, but now I have a kayak and can't find kayak mounts anywhere. In hindsight, I'd go with Thule so I can put whatever I want on the rack because of the universal attachments.

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    Just installed the bmw roof rack on the car.

    Really nice and stable unit.

    BMW 335i integrated roof rack?-img-20130316-00084.jpgBMW 335i integrated roof rack?-img-20130316-00085.jpg

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