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    Bike transporting..avoiding frame damage

    I used to have a hardtail. Now I have switched to a full suspension but now the transbike holds the bike by the rear frame piece. Do you think that over time it could damage it somehow? links frame tc. See pics..last pic is todays ride

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    Probably not unless you take it through some rough stuff. You'll probably get some rub marks though.

    I do like holding a bike by the wheels though. Enjoy your squishy bike!


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    You could pad it so you dont get the paint rubbed off, or buy a top tube adapter
    https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...CABEgIDjvD_BwE

    I have had a couple close calls with light weight clip and strap racks so maybe upgrade to a better rack (yours might be solid, just looks like it could be one of the more flimsy types from the picture)

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    its solid but its an entry level one. ill just switch to another rack type as soon as I can I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junersun View Post
    Probably not unless you take it through some rough stuff. You'll probably get some rub marks though.

    I do like holding a bike by the wheels though. Enjoy your squishy bike!


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    Pics of the holder?

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    The way you have it mounted in the picture, yes.

    You need to have foam or rubber between all parts of the rack and bike that contact each other. Foam pipe insulation is ideal. Put it on the rack arms and cover with ductape. When mounting multiple bikes, foam can be placed on frame areas than make contact with each other.

    Then use bungie cords to hold the bikes tightly to the rack so that they cannot bounce around. You can't have too many straps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by syndragon View Post
    Pics of the holder?

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    1up rack.


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    Quote Originally Posted by syndragon View Post
    Pics of the holder?

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    Probably like this, something to hold the wheels
    Bike transporting..avoiding frame damage-saris-bones-3-installation-saris-superbones-thule-t2-pro-thule-t2-pro-xt-assembly.jpg

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    ^^ Works pretty good with most bikes I think.

    I got the Yaki version called a 4-timer I think. I like the stability of it, bikes very secure and I DO add a few bungee loops here and there for insurance sake. Also found assorted colors of 3M electrical tape and wrap the top tube where the over-hook fits. Found an orange-red that matches the bike so well it's invisible.

    Meantime, I don't think your current rack will hurt the suspension system if the bike is on there that way and supported so close to the pivot but I understand these things get in your head and long term worry isn't worth it.

    With a nice bike or a few in the family, it's not difficult to justify a rack that's a bit more pricey IMO.
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    I have a pickup but if I was in your situation I would make a trip to Home Depot...apply foam piping insulation to rack where bike contacts it. Cheap/easy.

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    I lent my tail-rack to a friend years ago and he very tidily wrapped foam on it before giving it back, very nice of him ;0)

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    Can you offset the arms? I did this with a Rhode Gear tire mount rack on my Jeep. I have to put the bike on driveside in, but it's centered and cradled by the main triangle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    I have a pickup but if I was in your situation I would make a trip to Home Depot...apply foam piping insulation to rack where bike contacts it. Cheap/easy.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...7812/204760815
    now this is a simple and cheap solution...thanks. ill definitely try this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    The way you have it mounted in the picture, yes.

    You need to have foam or rubber between all parts of the rack and bike that contact each other. Foam pipe insulation is ideal. Put it on the rack arms and cover with ductape. When mounting multiple bikes, foam can be placed on frame areas than make contact with each other.

    Then use bungie cords to hold the bikes tightly to the rack so that they cannot bounce around. You can't have too many straps!
    thanks dude, ill do this asap.

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