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    Modifying Kuat Sherpa for Longer Wheelbase Bikes?

    Greetings,

    Has anyone tried modifying the Kuat Sherpa so the front tire scoop sits further away from the centre line of the rack?

    I figure since it's just one long channel in which the front tire sits in, drilling two new holes and grinding the top of the channels a big so the scoop sits further away should allow me to carry a bike with a slightly longer wheelbase more efficiently.

    This is with the first generation, not the 2.0 rack.

    Thanks,

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    I've looked at it. If you have access to cheap material and metal working tools, maybe.

    I decided I just let my bike hang low. There doesn't seem to be much stress on the system with the front wheel being captured the way it is and the rear cinched up.
    How can anyone who's been riding as long as I have, be so slow???

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    I'm a little late here, but I have an original Sherpa. When I travel with some of my bigger bikes I put a ratchet strap around the middle of the bike. I lost my dh bike in a parking lot when it was just in the rack as is (I was simply moving from one spot to another thankfully).

    I put the straps on for my DH bike, my 27.5+ bike and my gravel/rail trail 700c bike.
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