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    recommend a roof rack bike mount for occasional use

    I'm confused and overwhelmed on rack mounts. I have a 2-bike hitch rack that I normally use but occasionally we'll need to take all 5 bikes/entire family in the Mazda5 so I'm buying a roof rack.

    I need 3 roof bike mounts, don't need anything super heavy duty because it will be rare that we use them, so what are decent ones that don't cost an arm/leg? The upright mounts that I've seen look either unstable or hard to use, but that's what I'd rather have as of right now.

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    I'm not really up on the roof rack selection these days, but back when I had my Yakima, it was a pain to put on and take off. It was basically meant to stay on. Roof racks reduce your gas milage and cause wind noise. For only occasional 5 bike carrying, I don't know what other options you have, except maybe taking 2 cars, or buying a pick up truck.

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    I'm talking about the bike mounts, not the rack itself.

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    I am using the High Roller bike mount by Yakima on my roof racks. I believe it's the most expensive one, and probably the best. I couldn't be happier. It locks the front wheel in place, you don't have to take the wheel off.

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