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    roof rack for bikes with wider tires

    I run 2.3 Tioga DHs on one bike, and a 2.35 Kenda Ecavator and a 2.35 Nevegal on another. Problem is that they don't fit well in my Thule rack, unless I let a bit of air out of them. What are my rack options for a roof mount scenario, and preferably keeping both wheels on the bike? Oh, and preferably a rack that somehow is locked to the crossbars, somehow or another.

    edit to add: I currently have square Thule cross bars.

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    What type of Thule rack do you currently have?

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    If you don't have a tall vehicle, the Thule 594XT Sidearm works with wide tires. I've only used it on hitch racks, and it might be difficult to lock down the front wheel on a taller truck or SUV if used on a roof rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJaredX View Post
    What type of Thule rack do you currently have?
    I believe it is the 599 XTR Big Mouth, or whatever its predecessor is. I've had it about 7 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsnow23 View Post
    If you don't have a tall vehicle, the Thule 594XT Sidearm works with wide tires. I've only used it on hitch racks, and it might be difficult to lock down the front wheel on a taller truck or SUV if used on a roof rack.
    I'm driving a hatchback, so the height shouldn't be an issue. I'll look into that one - thanks!

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    Yeah my friend has the sidearm, that will definitely work fine. The tray is not deep

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    +1 for the Sidearm. I use Minion 2.5's in it with no problem at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikedreamer View Post
    I run 2.3 Tioga DHs on one bike, and a 2.35 Kenda Ecavator and a 2.35 Nevegal on another. Problem is that they don't fit well in my Thule rack, unless I let a bit of air out of them. What are my rack options for a roof mount scenario, and preferably keeping both wheels on the bike? Oh, and preferably a rack that somehow is locked to the crossbars, somehow or another.

    Thanks!
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