Roof rack for saturn vue
My mom drives an 03 saturn vue, and I want to get her a roof rack for it so she can transport her bike more easily.
I'm an avid mountain biker, and know 99% of what there is to know about bikes. However im clueless when it comes to racks. So you tell me, what will work on a saturn vue, that would be easy for her to operate. Preferably one that doesnt require removing the front wheel.
how is the roof currently configured? is there a factory installed rack system on top? if so, does it have a crossbar that goes from side-to-side?
if not, is there a receive hitch?
roof racks can be a little intimidating for people to load their bikes overhead, especially with the front wheel on....something to keep in mind.
The 2002-2007 Vue has rails that will accept a factory cross bars. GM no longer makes them, but there are after market replicas available. Super easy to install, but limited to about 100 lbs. I have a set on my 2005 Vue, but I prefer to carry my bike on a hitch mounted rack (receiver hitch after market as well)
first question really, is: can your mom manuever the bike up to the roof? If she can't... then a roof rack mounted holder is not a good idea.
Originally Posted by Destin