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    Transporting the VT

    Does anyone have any problems getting the VT to fit on standard trunk bike racks? I like this bike but haven't gotten a chance to see if it would fit on my bike rack.

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    It will not fit a trunk mount rack due to the way the top tube is bent.

    I have no problems transporting mine on any of my roof racks. The only issue was that the front XT caliper is to long and had to cut a piece of the tray to make it fit right.

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    You may have to get an accessory called a “Tube Top” ($30 from Yakima) that quickly attaches to the seatpost on one end and the stem on the other end and basically forms a temporary top tube. With this, you should be able to mount it on a trunk style rack easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccros1
    Does anyone have any problems getting the VT to fit on standard trunk bike racks? I like this bike but haven't gotten a chance to see if it would fit on my bike rack.

    I was able to put it on my friends trunk rack by setting one side under the top tube and the other under the linkages between the rear triangle and the link that actuates the shock.

    probably depends alot on your frame size and rack though

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    I have a Saris rack on the back of my Jeep. The moveable 3rd arm works well, but you can't put your bike on unless you mount the bottle cage on the top of the tube...it must go under. I usually use hydration pack, so it is no big deal, but I also do a lot of night riding, and it is not optimal to have the cage under the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by special O
    I was able to put it on my friends trunk rack by setting one side under the top tube and the other under the linkages between the rear triangle and the link that actuates the shock.

    probably depends alot on your frame size and rack though

    This should work. If that doesn't work you could also try putting one side under the down tube up by the fork and the other side through the rear linkage as stated above.

    A friend of mine has a Santa Cruz Blur and when he attaches it to my rack he puts one end under the top tube and the other end under the down tube up by the fork. I think that this way should work with the VT as well.

    Just make sure to strap it down well.

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    Go with the top tube thing-a-majig...it's a great solution.



    They're a cinch to put on/take off too.

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