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    carbon fiber frame require a special car rack?

    converting over to a Carbon fiber mt bike frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcruze View Post
    converting over to a Carbon fiber mt bike frame.

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    I would say any regular bike rack would do the trick. If you are really worried about holding the bike by the frame consider one that holds the bike by the wheels such as a Thule T2, 1USA, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux View Post
    I would say any regular bike rack would do the trick. If you are really worried about holding the bike by the frame consider one that holds the bike by the wheels such as a Thule T2, 1USA, etc
    No way a regular bike rack is gonna work with a carbon bike.

    You gotta buy a special carbon bike rack, and keep in mind that your current car is most likely also incompatible.

    A regular bike rack on a regular car, will make any carbon frame explode right away


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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.magura View Post
    no way a regular bike rack is gonna work with a carbon bike.



    I'll second the suggeston to look at racks which hold the bike by the wheels. They're simply a lot more versatile, i.e. work well with full susp, sloping, women's frames, oversized tubes, etc. The "hanging" variety work great with round, fairly horizontal top tubes but are challenged by anything else. Plus, the wheel-mounted racks won't harm your frame's finish.

    I think the Kuat's are pretty sharp:
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