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    Racks (car) for fat bikes

    I'm in the process of buying a pugs (will have it in a couple weeks), and I'm interested in info. on how people haul their fat bikes. I currently own a Yakima roof system with steelhead fork mount trays and a Kuat Sherpa (wonderful rack, by the way). Both systems have trays that I'm assuming won't accommodate the fat tires. I can always throw the pugs in the back of my truck, but I'm looking for a secure system for longer trips (preferably something that can work with the Yakima system). Info. on adapters, and links to other threads on the subject, if there are any, would be great. Pics would be even better.
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    I have both a Yakima roof rack and a Hollywood hitch mount rack. I use the hitch rack for hauling my Pugs, with each wheel double strapped since the tires sit on top of the wheel tray instead of down in it. One strap is enough in most cases, but the second one helps keep the front wheel from turning and it adds some redundancy to the system.

    For longer trips (greater than an hour or two) I replace the fat wheels with a pair of standard 26" rear wheels so that they'll fit down in the trays where they'll be more secure. This is mostly for peace of mind though, since the double strap option works well if you do it properly.

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    a 1up Quick Rack should be on your short list of choices. These threads should help.

    1up Quick Rack Quick Review.

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    I have a Kuat rack. The front tray will hold all tires, including a BFL. The BFL has to be squeezed a bit to get the hook up and over it, but it does work. The rear wheel tray hugs the back tire, but the ratchet strap isn't long enough, so I bungee the back tire in place. My only warning is to keep an eye on the front wheel clamp, the ratcheting system inside the arm froze up once this winter and wouldn't lock down.

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    My bike rack is one that you hang the bike on, Softride Access Dura 4-Bike Rack, and not mount using the fork, so it doesn't matter what bike I use, they all fit. I use the same rack for my road, mtb, fatbike, or even a kids bike.
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    i think you can hack the steelhead. i did this to my yakima:


    pugsley yakima roof rack hack by mbeganyi, on Flickr

    pull the locking release, go to the hardware store, find some components that fit.
    ~$8.00 in parts, 20 minutes of time.
    takes 2 minutes to swap out. just be sure to leave the appropriate wrench and the original components in the car, in case you need them.

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    North Shore Rack.
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    I did the same thing as a few others with a cheapo Acera-X hub. I documented it on Flickr:
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    "Keep your burgers lean and your tires fat." -h.d. | ssoft | flickr

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    This one works great for me
    Behind the Tow Ball Mounting 3 Bike Rack

    Not my Fat Bike but my Rumbefish 29er, but you get the idea

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    Thanks for the replies. Glad to hear that the Sherpa will work without any adaptations other than longer straps. As for the Yakima (the rack I generally use for longer trips, since it's on the family truckster), I'll probably find some junk rear wheels and pick up a non-fork-mount tray of some sort.
    smells like cotton candy.....

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    I need a better way of transporting mine......

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    Researched racks and agonized over expense of 1up rack. Got the 1up rack and it flat just works fast on/off, secure, fits BFL's no problem. worth the $$ every time i use it

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    these are tough.

    iSi Advanced 4x4 Bicycle Carrier and Bike Rack Systems

    they withstood the killer corrugations of the Anne Beadell "Highway" with two Pugs on the back.

    Been tot he Simpson Desert and over massive sand dunes.

    No problems whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbslim View Post
    Researched racks and agonized over expense of 1up rack. Got the 1up rack and it flat just works fast on/off, secure, fits BFL's no problem. worth the $$ every time i use it
    ++1

    Love my 1up with my Muk.

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    I carry 2 Fatbacks on my 1up hitch rack.The roof rack is not fork mount. By far the best rack made to date. If you are going to mod a roof rack just get a viper or steelhead.

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    Yakima Front Loader - works on the BFL no problem. I just add a couple of toe straps on the wheels to make sure it stays put.
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    I'm still trying to find a way to get a 1up rack up to Alaska without having to pay the crazy 1$00+ price in UPS ground shipping...fml

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    For the BFL on clownshoes, I had to modify the front wheel holder of the Thule T2. easy enough, just get some vise grips and a welder's torch to soften and bend the plastic outwards. bungeed the rear wheel to the rack itself. Solid.


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    Jordy - THave you talked to the 1up guys directly. I don't recall shipping being that much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvis @ Dirt Works View Post
    these are tough.

    iSi Advanced 4x4 Bicycle Carrier and Bike Rack Systems

    they withstood the killer corrugations of the Anne Beadell "Highway" with two Pugs on the back.

    Been tot he Simpson Desert and over massive sand dunes.

    No problems whatsoever.

    Elvis.
    That is an interesting-looking rack. It's the only other one I've seen that I would think about using to shuttle off-road.

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    The 1upUSA rear hitch rack with the new Fat Tire kit is the ticket. I found some pictures over here at: snowbikes.wordpress.com

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    1upUSA with Fat Tire Kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valhalla View Post
    Jordy - THave you talked to the 1up guys directly. I don't recall shipping being that much...
    Few months ago I was qouted $130 for a 1 bike model. Not their fault, ups ground is just spendy to Alaska...

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    I'm guessing it'll be ok, but want to be sure that someone else hasn't had an issue:

    A 1UpUSA with fat conversion kit holding a fat Lefty?

    I bought the fat rack adapter, but it doesn't work with my older 1UpUSA racks (from mid-'09), so I need to buy an extra carrier where the fat kit works.
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    I have been using 2 1Ups with fatbike adapters all winter and they work great. I keep intending to take pics but the car and racks have been filthy without a garage and subzero temps all winter.

    I highly recommend 1UpUsa and their racks without reservation. It is the only rack designed for a fatbike and has worked extremely well here in Alaska. Pm me with any questions.

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    I have a 1upusa rack with fat tire spacer kit. Can I haul my skinny tired mountain bike without removing the spacers? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianick View Post
    I have a 1upusa rack with fat tire spacer kit. Can I haul my skinny tired mountain bike without removing the spacers? Thanks.
    Yes, I have the same rack and do the same thing with hauling road/mountain bikes. But I do recommend using the velcro straps. I put one the the rear wheel to the 1upUSA rack on the bottom, and the other I use on the front wheel of the bike frame itself, not on the front wheel to the 1upUSA frame.

    Hope that helps!
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    I use a Thule Pro Ride roof rack to transport my Mukluk, the only modification I had to do was to put longer straps for the wheels.

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    I just found out that for my Kuat NV rack, they offer a strap extender for the rear tire. I was using a bungee cord to hold back tire in place, not any more. The ratcheting arms fit up and over BFL as well, so this is a good option for fat bikes. Having the built in cable lock, and the built in work stand is a plus too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.delorenzo View Post
    That is an interesting-looking rack. It's the only other one I've seen that I would think about using to shuttle off-road.
    I have one of these racks and can say they are the best rack on the market no questions asked here is mine.
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    And folded down to access the rear.
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    Kuat rack follow up

    I posted before that the ratchet arms froze on the Kuat, so I emailed them about it. I got a call from a live person and two new arms at no charge. At the same time I was able to order a set of strap extenders which now hold my fat rear tire in place without a bungee chord.

    Great rack, incredible customer service, has a built in bike stand, built in cable lock, and comes with a bottle opener. What more can you ask for.

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    I picked this one up, holds 2 or 4 bikes. For $190 and free ship, couldn't beat it. To secure my bike I use a cable lock thru the safety chain loop.
    Highland SportWing Aluminum Hitch-Mounted, 4-Bike Carrier - 2" Hitches Highland Hitch Bike Racks 1370400
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    Here is what I did. I can already put six road bikes on the roof but it's to much trouble to lift fat bikes up there especially with the Lefty. I drove 1800 miles last week with my 29er and my 9-0-7 on the rack. Rock solid and easy to use. It took me a few days to make the mod's but I think I could reproduce it all in one day.

    Modifying a Thule T2 rack for Fatty

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    1upUSA FTW:


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    I have a Thule Sidearm roof rack...
    i took off the metal stop for the front wheel, heated it up, and spread the opening up wide enough to fit the tire. right now using a bungee strap for the back wheel, but seems to work fine. tires sit ontop of the metal channel, but doesn't move much at all. \

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    We can second the Thule Sidearm:

    We used a second thule strap kit to extend the straps to wrap over the tires, both front and rear.

    We did not widen the wheel stop bar, however found that by dropping the pressure to 5psi you can squeeze the front tire into the wheel stop. We have done that with up to a Nate so far and it works well.
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    Racks (car) for fat bikes-mloncrv.jpg

    I Have the Yakima Doubledown 4. Holds 4 road bikes pretty well. Probably only two moonlanders though!

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    I picked up a Bell Right Up 2 Bike rack from Wallmart for whopping $150 on a whim that it might work for fatties. What sold me other than the price was that it is specifically made for heavier bikes (up to 120lbs total load) and that it is guaranteed to fit any bike. Well, it did fit one fatty with no mods but I had to change it a bit to fit two because of how wide our hubs are. If you note in the last pic you can see small rolls of foam zip tied to the strap that holds onto the downtube to space the bikes away from each other a bit. It was real easy to do and didn't mess with the stability of the bikes at all. Not that it is really needed, but you'll notice I also lock up the brakes with two sided hook and loop straps on the levers. This thing is super stable when run like this and quick and easy to use!
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    Whatever floats your bike, dude

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    I use a Sarris Bones 2 rack, it works just fine. I'm looking at adding a hitch and possibly the 1UP.
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    Thule sidearm here too....pic of it somewhere but can't find it on my phone...
    Brute force to widen front metal, back uses bungee...works great.

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    Don't buy a rack until you see the Tuff Rack for fat bikes. I got mine today and it is great. I will post photos tomorrow.

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    A little follow up:

    Necro on Kuat NV, as a previous poster mentioned Kuat offers strap extensions for the rear wheel. They are currently on back order so not pictured in this photo set (sorry for picture quality)
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    THoughts on my Kuat here and also here.

    Love my NV. Amazingly versatile, amazingly strong.

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    My customized Thule T2.
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    I used one of my old Thule 591 roof racks. i managed to find some stainless guttering

    Drilled some holes in the rack and guttering

    Then I mounted them on the rack with some button head bolts.



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    Trays from vinyl fence posts

    My buddy had trouble securing his Moonlander on his over-the-bed pick-up rack for a 3 hr. trip so he brought his other bike (we were all disappointed )

    I found vinyl fence posts.
    A 5" x 8ft. vinyl fence post cut lengthwise and then in half will yield (4) 4ft. trays that are 4-3/4" wide on the inside.

    I combined the vinyl tray with the budget-minded Swagman stand-up carrier and it looks like it will work. I needed slightly longer bolts to hold the tray to the stand and I had to replace the hold-down knobs with 1/4-20 nuts, but it was easy. You could also use the knobs with some threaded rod couplings to stand them off above the sides of the tray so you don't need to carry tools. The tray sides are 2-1/2" high, but you likely still need bungees to hold the bike down in case of an accident or rough terrain.

    I mocked it all up with my 29er, but as soon as I get over there to load up the Moonlander I'll post a pic (I have pics but it's too dark in my garage).

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    Try using the 1UPUSA rack. Just ask for the Fat bike kit.

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    I discovered that my motorcycle hitch carrier works great for toting my bicycle around too!
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    ISI Extreme rack here too, had it for about 18months. Probably the best rack you can buy in Australia. Coming in at around the same price as Thule and other but these will last a lifetime.
    ISI now do a 4x4x4 model, its slightly lighter duty that the extreme but it carries 4 bikes and my 2 boys are growing fast so i will possibly have to look at it in a few years time.





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    1 up rack end of story. Next question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnclimber View Post
    This one works great for me
    Behind the Tow Ball Mounting 3 Bike Rack

    Not my Fat Bike but my Rumbefish 29er, but you get the idea

    November 28th - Alice Is Ready To Rumble by Johnclimber, on Flickr
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    Fatbike toting

    Like the concept and photos of the 1 Up but I have a Saris thelma-2 for the past 5 years. My new built "used" Mukluk can be partiallly placed into the front wheel tray when inflated to under 10lbs. Though not perfect, it has been satisfactory (additional out of pocket cost, zero) when I fasten both wheels down with 4 (2 each wheel) with orange colored, rubber, Black Diamond ski straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.delorenzo View Post
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    I too have an FJ and am looking at rock solutions for a fat bike, thanks for sharing.
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    Not on a car, but it's how my Moonlander is being transported.


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    I created a cheap roof rack skewer for my Yakima system.
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    Less than $15 solution, rock solid strong:
    1 wing knob 5/16"
    7.25 inch 5/16" rod
    2 5/16 spacers 3/4" one cut down
    1 Rockler Ratchet Lever http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...5&site=ROCKLER
    1 washer
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    1 good bungee for the rear wheel
    Shrink wrap tubing to take up the slop in the mount
    All items found at my local hardware store except the Ratchet Lever.

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    YAKIMA King Joe Pro for trunk/hatch use.

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    Fat Aluminium Gutter rack .

    Here is the latest incarnation of my 'GUTTER@ rack modification.

    This is a 3 Bike Buzz Towball mounted rack with a 45kg (99lbs) capacity.

    BUZZ RACK 'Buzz Cruiser' 3 bike wheel support rack no. BRP203.

    I have bolted on 4 sections of Aluminium 4" (100mm) wide guttering to 4 of the existing wheel troughs.

    Works really well and the original wheel straps still work despite the additions and the fat tyres.

    All set for transporting 2 fatbikes to the Forth Fat
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    Uber Rack for Full Size Trucks

    My Uber Rack...

    Built with the help of local fabrication legend John M...

    The photos show my cross bike--I couldn't find any with my Fatback loaded up--but rest assured, my Fatback, cross, mountain, and downhill bike all fit great. This storage system works great. It was designed and built specifically for a multi-month trip outside (Lower 48) that entailed lots of biking and camping. There are two bike mounts (one per side) and I was able to carry my Fatback for 18,000miles without a problem. I've been using it for almost three years now and it has yet to not fit any bike--albeit, I don't rock a tandem, trike, or recumbent... Oh, and just a quick pick of my Fatback from the Homer Fat Tire Festival 2013...

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    nice,I like how its visible in the mirror,no suprises.

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    Awesome rack (and a nice looking Seven, too!)

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    I use different models for the towbar. From one to easy click on to a bigger one that takes bikes for the whole family (4)

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    Anyone using a Raxter for fat bikes?

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    After a little research 1 Up looks perfect for my Beargrease on the back of my FJ. Real quality and US made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusjk View Post
    After a little research 1 Up looks perfect for my Beargrease on the back of my FJ. Real quality and US made.
    You won't be disappointed.
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    Racks (car) for fat bikes

    Another one for modifying a Thule sidearm xt. Works perfectly with bud lou on holy Darryl's


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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusjk View Post
    After a little research 1 Up looks perfect for my Beargrease on the back of my FJ. Real quality and US made.
    A pal of mine snagged a 1Up a couple years ago.

    It impressed many.

    There are now numerous 1Up racks in the area.

    Excellent product, excellent company with excellent people. Made in 'Murica. Can't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat View Post
    Yakima Front Loader - works on the BFL no problem. I just add a couple of toe straps on the wheels to make sure it stays put.
    This looks like a reasonable approach. Other than straps, 4 inch tires will fit the front holder and tray?

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    Since no one has mentioned it (joke), 1UP USA hands down. It is by far the simplest and most secure rack to use. No playing around with skewers, straps, or other tertiary mechanisms... just two ratchet arms that secure both tires.

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    There's lots of good options out there.

    If you have the money 1up is a nice way to go....

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    Picked up a Kuat NV this winter- it's been pretty awesome. They even tossed in the extra extension strap. I love the fact that it worked straight out of the box, no adapters. Also pretty nice that I can toss pretty much any bike I own on it- road bike, fatbike, it's all good.

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    I have the Thule T2 with the fat tire conversion kit. Still fits skinny stuff as well.
    I like turtles

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    Home made rack.

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    I was using a Hollywood sport rider 4 rack. After getting a fat bike, I called them and they sold me larger tire holders made specifically for fat bikes. Bikes fit great and it's a great versatile bike rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Negotiator50 View Post
    I was using a Hollywood sport rider 4 rack. After getting a fat bike, I called them and they sold me larger tire holders made specifically for fat bikes.
    I have the same rack under a different name. What did they charge for them? Did you buy one set or 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leftcoasterca View Post
    I have the same rack under a different name. What did they charge for them? Did you buy one set or 2?
    Bought 2 sets for two fat bikes. $60 a set so $120 for both.

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    I've got a yakima hitch rack. I've got a pugs and a super heavy LHT. Wouldn't really want either on a roof rack bc of the weight. If your vehicle has a hitch, they are an easy, cheaper way to go. See them on craigslist for less than 100 all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Negotiator50 View Post
    Bought 2 sets for two fat bikes. $60 a set so $120 for both.

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    Thanks. I have emailed Hollywood Racks, I assume they did not show up as something to order straight off their site.

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    Anyone here use one of these for their fatbike?

    Talon | SeaSucker

    I will likely be purchasing my first fatbike soon and I like the fact that I can put this on just about any vehicle. Not worried about the security of it as I don't plan on leaving the bike alone with it on the car.

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    There would be no way I would trust that, but that's just me.

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    Did you see the clip of it with two bikes on top of a race car?

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    There would be no way I would trust that, but that's just me.

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    I saw it, The suction cups would still make me uneasy. Seems to use a pump system to remove the air. How is the pump protected from failing (ie letting air back in)? Are there seals? Just too iffy for me.

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    Racks (car) for fat bikes-1upfatadapter.jpg1 UP is the nicest bike rack I've ever seen. $199 or so for the rooftop version bolted right on my Thule bars.
    Last edited by jomobco; 05-07-2014 at 08:44 PM.

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    jomobco - is that the Quick Rack Roof Tray with the spacer kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdub315 View Post
    jomobco - is that the Quick Rack Roof Tray with the spacer kit?
    Yup. It is solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomobco View Post
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    Is that Thule rack clamped on the Jeep raingutters...which are just plastic are they not?
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    Yakima Hold-Up

    ...which I really like on the Crosstrek because I can still open the hatch with the rack folded upright, or with a bike loaded on the outside location


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Is that Thule rack clamped on the Jeep raingutters...which are just plastic are they not?
    I would imagine the rain gutters are fiberglass like the rest of the top. This is a Thule rail system and not attached to the rain gutters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomobco View Post
    I would imagine the rain gutters are fiberglass like the rest of the top. This is a Thule rail system and not attached to the rain gutters.
    Ah! Good to know, thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bearhunter View Post
    I saw it, The suction cups would still make me uneasy. Seems to use a pump system to remove the air. How is the pump protected from failing (ie letting air back in)? Are there seals? Just too iffy for me.
    Vacuum cups, not your conventional lick & stick suction cups....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leftcoasterca View Post
    Thanks. I have emailed Hollywood Racks, I assume they did not show up as something to order straight off their site.
    You are correct. It was not on their site. I just called them and ordered over the phone. They are super nice and helpful. If they don't return your email, just give them a quick call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    Vacuum cups, not your conventional lick & stick suction cups....
    I don't see on their site where they say how long these suction cups stick before you must apply a vacuum again. Will they fail half way to Chicago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomobco View Post
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    roof mounted bike rack is convenient only for cars, lifting a 38lb bike on a lifted truck by yourself is not my idea of good time.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomobco View Post
    I don't see on their site where they say how long these suction cups stick before you must apply a vacuum again. Will they fail half way to Chicago?
    I'm not only a dealer but also a user, I have done a test where they lasted 3 days before showing the warning tab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    I'm not only a dealer but also a user, I have done a test where they lasted 3 days before showing the warning tab.
    In your opinion, would the Hornet be a viable option (so long as the bike is under the 35 lb limit)? Have you ever heard of any rear window failure with that option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trojan9x View Post
    In your opinion, would the Hornet be a viable option (so long as the bike is under the 35 lb limit)? Have you ever heard of any rear window failure with that option?
    As long as you have a station wagon or an SUV the hornet will work, each 4.5" vacuum cup holds 110lbs + the hornet also has a strap to further secure the bike. A lot of my customers purchase an extra 4.5" rear wheel holder to hold the seat down but it's not needed unless you're going to be taking turns like a nascar driver.
    I'm not sure about the hub width of fat bikes but if it's standard, all the other racks will work too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek View Post
    roof mounted bike rack is convenient only for cars, lifting a 38lb bike on a lifted truck by yourself is not my idea of good time.
    It's not pretty. Being 6'4" helps. The racks nice because you can open the front wide, set the back up so that you drop the bike in the tray and slide the back wheel into the rear holder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProEdgeBiker View Post
    As long as you have a station wagon or an SUV the hornet will work, each 4.5" vacuum cup holds 110lbs + the hornet also has a strap to further secure the bike. A lot of my customers purchase an extra 4.5" rear wheel holder to hold the seat down but it's not needed unless you're going to be taking turns like a nascar driver.
    I'm not sure about the hub width of fat bikes but if it's standard, all the other racks will work too.
    Front on most fat bikes is 135 mm. From what I've read, a fork up adapter would be needed to fit any of your fork mounted racks.
    Last edited by trojan9x; 05-10-2014 at 10:02 AM.

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    Recently purchased fat bikes and fat bike conversion kit for my 1Up rack. Any suggestions about bike covers to protect bikes from road salt, etc. when taking bikes to trails? I saw a Skinz cover with lights, but with shipping and duties/taxes to Canada the cost is almost $500 (CDN).

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