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    Thule Instagator rack

    Has anyone tried one of these to haul their D/H bike ?
    I read on the Jenson website they are not recommended for head angles less than 68 degrees.
    Does anyone know why ?
    Thanks in advance,
    RTW.

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    I wish I could find a rack to fit on my 2007 morewood shova lt

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    I've been using Instagator's for 3 years no problems. Even held downhill bikes all the way from Michigan to Diablo and back last weekend, without trouble lol.

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    Insta-Gator? Is that the front wheel mounted hook? I can't imagine any reason why it wouldn't. Since it is wheel mounted and not frame...

    Personally, I use the Yakima King Cobra and it works great, considering its holding a 40lb bike.
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    Rick just get the Thule T-2 ...it's the best rack ever
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    I had one and was pissed when I got a new truck and the bed wasn't long enough for the bike. It will hold it fine. The only problem I can imagine is on dirt roads it would sway a bit, and came out once or twice, with no real issue. It was most likely due to me trying to rally to the trail too fast rather than a problem with the insta-gator.

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    Dakine pickup pad is the way to go if you have a truck. Cheap and easy holds the bikes just fine.

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    Mine works awesome. It has worked for over 3 years and no problems. I did lose the bottom plugs though.

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    I second the T2. I know you were not asking about it. However, The T2 works like a dream. No issues carrying big bikes either. I carried a Demo 8 and Gran Mal up some pretty rough roads this weekend,, the bikes barely wiggled on the rack.
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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