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    Women MTB on a Hitch Hanging Style Rack???

    Hi,
    I've read that a hanging style rack cannot hold a women bike frame unless you buy some sort of crossbar adapter for it. (Thule calls it HANGING-STYLE MODELS).

    I can probably see why since some women frame bike have the top tube bar slanted at about a 45 degree angle and this is where the bike is held by the rack.

    Could someone confirm this please?

    Thanks!

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    yes you will have to more than likely. it depends somewhat on the womens bike and frame size. but more than likely you will have to. i suggest a thule or yakima crossbar adapter. they are a little more expensive but we have yet to have a single problem with my fiances bike and a yakima tubetop adapter with my yakima bighorn 4 rack. (also it matches brands which bugs me for some reason lol)
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    I used a Yakima TT adaptor when I had a hitch rack. That thing is as solid as a tank.
    On sale at http://www.orsracksdirect.com/yakima...FRtVgwod2WulJg

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    I had a hanging type rack and had those bars for 4 bikes. They hung close to the ground and the bikes beat each other up pretty badly. I finally bought a Thule T2. It holds the bikes by their wheels. MUCH better arrangement.
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    I guess I'm back to platform style bike rack. Read some review on the downside to the hanging rack and they don't sound so positive.

    Thanks everyone!

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    Yeah, 10 years ago and more the "hanging" style was all that there was. Newer "tray" type hitch racks are simply infinitely better. Kind of like the difference between a hokey old proflex suspension bike with elastomer shocks and a modern full suspension bike.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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