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    Bicycle racks for an suv

    Hi All

    I'm going nuts trying to find a bike rack. I tried a Thule, and the bikes sways to much. The Dealer told me to try a Saris-Cycle-on. I am leaning towards a rack with tracks and the ratcheting arm to hold the wheels. Any Suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Willie

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    Say no to a Yakima Big Horn!

    I don't know what to get but I know what not to get. The Yakima Big Horn sways too much to be comfortable on my Honda CRV. I love everything else I've ever gotten from Yakima though including my roof cycle racks.

    (Does that make this tread a process of elimination?)
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    I use a Saris Bones rack on mine. I was surprised how well it works. And at only $115, you can't beat it!

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    If your tired of roof racks, try two 2x6's and fork mounts. carries two bikes and under $40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t0pw0p
    Hi All

    I'm going nuts trying to find a bike rack. I tried a Thule, and the bikes sways to much. The Dealer told me to try a Saris-Cycle-on. I am leaning towards a rack with tracks and the ratcheting arm to hold the wheels. Any Suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Willie
    I have a Dodge Durango and a Chevy Trailblazer and have used the Saris Bones racks and they work perfect on both vehicals. I started using the Saris Cycle-on 4 bike rack at the start of the summer and that also works perfect but is heavy to take on and off, also if you have a rear rack or fenders you have to take those off to rachet the wheel lock system onto the wheel to secure the bike.

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    TranSport Series Rack or Saris, Cycle-On?

    Ok, I've narrowed it down to two brands that might work. Has anyone had any experience with either the Transport or the Saris Cycle-On?

    http://www.bicycleracks.com/sttra.asp

    http://www.saris.com/products/cycleonpro.htm


    Thanks,

    Willie

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    Imo

    The Sportworks are the only way to go. I have a Transport for the bike with the the 3rd bike add-on. Drove it to and from Durango for the finals and it was bulletproof at mach speeds (or however fast my minvan could go ). If your bikes are pushing 40+ lbs, you'll want to consider the Freerider but you'll lose the 3rd and 4th bike add-on options. And if you're looking for a roof mount (assuming you don't want to take the wheels off), the Bob Ratchet is the ONLY choice.

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