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    Transporting your fatty

    How are you guys doing it?

    I know Thule makes adapters for the T2 hitch rack and 1up also makes adapters but is that it?

    There are so many other racks out there and with the explosive popularity of fatties, transporting them is going to be a growing problem.

    I've used fork mount adapters for 135mm bikes, I have a 1up hitch rack with spacers on the way and I had adapters fabricated for my Thule sidearm roof rack.

    Just curious to hear your solutions.

    I'll post pics of my Sidearm adapters when I can (it's dark out right now).
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    Many threads on this already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcappy View Post
    Many threads on this already!
    +1 - searching does take a second or two though!!

    How do you guys transport your fatbikes..?
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    Oh good, then it wont be too hard to get applicable answers.
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    Yep. My bad.
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    Ha! Even the guy who started your linked thread got chewed out for not searching.
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    No reason to search you already have the best rack. I keep my bike in my rig in the winter to keep all the salt of but the rest of the year the only rack I use is my 1up. Even when I ride with my friends and I don't drive we still use my rack.

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    I still think it's interesting how many racks have to be modified and don't have ready made alternatives.
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    I have yet to do a successful search on this site. I'm usually pretty savvy with the internet but I cannot figure out searching here. I actually have to go to Google and search mtbr + the topic I want to search.

    If you're doing snow biking then salt spray from the road may be something you want to avoid. I put my bike in the car.

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    I have issues getting a good search result as well.

    Bikes don't go in my car. People and gear do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    I have yet to do a successful search on this site. I'm usually pretty savvy with the internet but I cannot figure out searching here. I actually have to go to Google and search mtbr + the topic I want to search.
    I use the MTBR search function exclusively and I get useful results every time.

    Google is a sensible approach if you can't get the MTBR search to work.
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    I usually get a million results from very recent posts that aren't relevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    Bikes don't go in my car. People and gear do.
    I have been thinking about some kind of a canvas cover too, to keep off both salt spray up here, and dust in Mexico.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    I usually get a million results from very recent posts that aren't relevant.
    I got 8 obviously fatbike rack results on the first page of search results using the MTBR search function. One of which I posted the link to in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    I got 8 obviously fatbike rack results on the first page of search results using the MTBR search function. One of which I posted the link to in this thread.
    Yeah I guess it's a different sort of search engine. I'm used to google that puts the most relevant hits first, but this one seems to put the most recent hits first and you have to scroll down a couple pages to get relevant results.

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    I just got a 1UP and wished I would have gotten it earlier. It is awesome, one of the best purchases I have made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Yeah I guess it's a different sort of search engine. I'm used to google that puts the most relevant hits first, but this one seems to put the most recent hits first and you have to scroll down a couple pages to get relevant results.
    I figure investing 30 seconds to scan the first page of MTBR search results is worth it.

    Not only does it save folks having to reply in a brand new thread, but any new answers get collected in an existing thread so the info stays consolidated better.

    Of course if you prefer the way Google displays search results it makes sense to search MTBR via Google...
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