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  1. #1
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    Hitch mount bike rack and Carbon Wheels

    I got some plastic wheels! How do I not melt them?

    I found a note on Enve's web site suggesting a 12" minimum from the exhaust, and of course not directly in line with it.

    Anyone do anything else? I'm thinking things like a small aluminum deflector but that might make things worse.

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    I dont know of any hitch rack Ive seen that puts the bike in line with the exhaust when installed. If it does, then a heat shield or some kind of deflector should work fine. This is not something I would worry about.
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    Hitch mount bike rack and Carbon Wheels

    Any muffler shop should be able to cheaply weld another tube to point the exhaust anyway needed.

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    my setup looks a lot like the "OK" picture here:

    i'm not going to worry much, i might either use the further of the 2 trays or get a bit of foil to somehow put there--you'll note the 'excellent' option includes a bit of protection and that's the sort of degree i'm thinking of.

    i *have* melted reflectors and such in the past, but that was with a different rack which let the wheels hang lower into the exhaust stream.

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