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    good rack

    I just bought a new fs bike and it won't fit on my trunk rack. I think I'm going to need to buy a roof rack. Anyone know of a good place in Denver area I could get a deal on one, or should I do the internet route. Thanks

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    Figure it out at Rocky Mounts

    Quote Originally Posted by brokefork
    I just bought a new fs bike and it won't fit on my trunk rack. I think I'm going to need to buy a roof rack. Anyone know of a good place in Denver area I could get a deal on one, or should I do the internet route. Thanks
    Rocky Mounts has the selection and expertise to set you up with exactly what you need. Their prices are reasonable. And they are strong supporters of mtb advocacy as well.

    www.rockymounts.com

    Take yourself, your car and your bike there. Let them work their stuff.
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    http://www.rackattack.com/

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    I'd consider a hitch rack like the Thule T2. It effects gas mileage less, there is less wind noise, easier loading, and no danger of destroying bikes, rack, etc by driving into garages with the bike on the roof.

    Especdially if your bike is heavy, the Thule T2 or Sidearm are your best options.
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    Craigslist

    Racks have very little re-sale value. They turn up all the time on Craigslist for cheap. Even if the rack doesn't exactly work with your car, it can probably get you close and you'll just need to buy the towers (I say "just" but that's still a decent sized expense).

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    What kind of car are you racking up?
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    there are rack adapters that attach to your bike from the stem to the seat post, If you don't want to drop for a pricey new system

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...-_-null-_-null

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    Man...this is totally not the thread I was expecting

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    All good info, never thought of the adapter and sure beats 400 bucks for a roof rack. How do they get away with prices like that, must be all of 10 bucks in material in those things. Anyway, thanks for all the ideas. I knew someone would mistake the title of the post for something more "TITilating"

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    I'd consider a hitch rack like the Thule T2. It effects gas mileage less, there is less wind noise, easier loading, and no danger of destroying bikes, rack, etc by driving into garages with the bike on the roof.

    Especdially if your bike is heavy, the Thule T2 or Sidearm are your best options.
    I've always been afraid of being rear ended if I got one of those so I always spend the extra money for the roof racks. Thats probably because I'm driving around in a $600 car with a $3500 bike on it

    I have RockyMounts now but unfortunately they don't really offer (IMO) an valid option if you have a bike with a 20mm front axle and a lot of bikes (not just DH) are coming with those. If you're not worried about that I'd totally recommend them, they're half the cost and last you twice as long

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    Quote Originally Posted by liqwid
    I've always been afraid of being rear ended if I got one of those so I always spend the extra money for the roof racks. Thats probably because I'm driving around in a $600 car with a $3500 bike on it

    I have RockyMounts now but unfortunately they don't really offer (IMO) an valid option if you have a bike with a 20mm front axle and a lot of bikes (not just DH) are coming with those. If you're not worried about that I'd totally recommend them, they're half the cost and last you twice as long
    I would consider a fork up a valid option to having a bike with 20mm axle. (link)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanD
    I would consider a fork up a valid option to having a bike with 20mm axle. (link)
    RockyMounts has one too but I just don't like the idea of having to take the axle out every time. With the newer quick release style axle's its a little better but something still bothers me about the whole set up. I also don't like the fact that none of the adapters I've seen so far has any way to really lock the bike (not that those locks aren't easy to break anyway). Here's a link to RockyMounts adapter:

    http://rockymounts.com/flytrapadapter

    The fork up is cheaper and looks like it would work just as good

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