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    Fitting bikes on trunk mounted racks

    Have not purchased a bike for my wife yet, but will there be any problem fitting a bike such as:
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    Onto a rack such as (Thule 961XT Speedway):
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    Where the top tube sweeps down?
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    Your rear wheel will be WAY up in the air. It'll be awkward, but it might work.

    Consider a hitch tray carrier? They are far more universal. kuat nv2, yakima holdup, etc.
    Or a trunk mount platform carrier. e.g. Robot Check

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    They make a cross bar for full suspension bikes, kids bikes, and women's bikes that go between the seat post and the stem. Some people think they're great, some say they scrape the paint of their shiny new bikes.

    If you haven't bought the rack yet, consider a hitch rack. $120-150 for a hitch that's normally pretty easy to install in the car frame, and a platform rack.
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    Thanks for the input. I'll look at the crossbar. I have an old trunk mounted rack, could always buy a new one - but we typically lease my wife's car. I cannot remember any one we have leased having a trailer hitch, we'd have to buy a new one every 3 years otherwise.
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    If you can't do a hitch rack, you could consider a trunk mounted rack with trays like:

    https://www.thule.com/en-us/us/produ...2-bike-_-16002

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_Westy View Post
    If you can't do a hitch rack, you could consider a trunk mounted rack with trays like:

    https://www.thule.com/en-us/us/produ...2-bike-_-16002

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    That's a lot of money for something that's ruining your car. Save that money and get a real receiver installed or invest in a roof setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    That's a lot of money for something that's ruining your car. Save that money and get a real receiver installed or invest in a roof setup.
    Just checked the Thule sight and the product has been discontinued.

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    Top tube adapter, i had to use them on multiple bike when I lived out of the USA.

    http://www.amazon.com/Yakima-8002531...p+tube+adapter

    Same one I use, I still have it just incase I catch a ride with a friend that has a top tube style rack.

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