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    Hauling a RIP?

    I am waiting on my RIP and am looking at a new way to haul my bikes around. I am mainly looking at a hitch mount platform type carrier. How do you guys haul your RIPS?
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    Trailer hitch and platform type rack for me. I drive a sedan. Maybe look in the Cars and Bikes section for suggestions?

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    Thule T2

    Love my Thule T2. Can't believe it took me so long to get one. Very easy to load/remove your bike, and nothing touches your frame which is great as well. I borrowed a friends two bike extender, and we hauled three Niner's at once!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drahthaar_dude View Post
    I am waiting on my RIP and am looking at a new way to haul my bikes around. I am mainly looking at a hitch mount platform type carrier. How do you guys haul your RIPS?
    In the back of my Honda Element.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4744397579/" title="Muddy RIP by singingsingletracker, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4744397579_502688706a_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Muddy RIP"></a>

    But seriously, having a couple of Yakima hitch racks myself (the models where the bike hangs), I would go for one of the platform type racks - especially for full suspension bikes and the usually odder shaped top tubes making it difficult to hang as easily as hardtails. There are always trade offs. If driving on gravel roads to and from the trail head, the bike is going to be a dusty mess compared to hauling it on top of your car. But on top of your car you'll catch bugs and not be very aerodynamic with gas mileage suffering.

    I haul mine inside the E most of the time to save on mileage, keep the bike out of the "elements" (now that's a good pun), and to not have to worry about theft or damage as much. I had a Gary Fisher 29"er on the bike of my hanging rack a few years ago and was stopped at a red light. A young gal just plowed into the back of me - destroyed the bike rack, but the bike was fine as it just swung into the rear of my mini-van. Surprisingly, the U-Haul hitch just loosened up at the mounting bolts and nothing underneath was damaged. She hit me pretty hard, so I got lucky and only needed a new rear bumper and some paint. Insurance paid for a new rack and to have the bike serviced at the LBS to make sure it was not damaged. I guess that experience has cautioned me about hauling in the rear, but as I said - there are trade offs no matter which way you choose to haul your RIP.

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    I have a set-up like Bruce's in the back of my Tacoma (w/a topper), but also have the Thule Doubletrack. Similar to the T2, but cheaper and not as nice.
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    I haul mine with a Kuat NV patform style rack. Love the rack, great customer service, light weight. But pricey..
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    I use the Hollywood HR1400 with mine. Take about 30 seconds (literally) get it securely mounted to the rack. It can carry 4 bikes very securely. Very little bobble or movement of the bikes/rack on my truck. A bit pricey, but worth every penny.

    http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Rack...7547222&sr=8-3

    They also have a 2 bike version, the HR1000. The HR1400 can be converted to 2 bikes, or 4 bikes, but comes setup for 4 bikes. I'd rather have the option for 4 bikes, even if I usually only carry 2, so I got the HR1400.

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    Thule sidearm...see pics

    The sidearm grabs the wheel, not the frame. Nice and secire on my mazda 3.

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    Thanks for the info guys! I don't know which one I will get yet. I can put it in the back of my Jeep but until I get one. I just need to get my RIP!
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    platform is the way to go, been running saris cycle on for years, heavy but way strong bullet proof, and stable. the other thing i like about the saris not too much plastic. i had the thule years ago didnt like it too much, too many bolts, to much plastic and the ratchet for the arms could be pulled up even with lock cylinders on! im not sure about the newer thule racks, things may have change since i had mine...

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    got the Thule Double Track...I like it, but should have spent the $ on T-2...

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    I've had a T2 with the extension for 4 or 5 years with only one minor issue. The rack pretty much stays on all year and the ratcheting mechanism in the slider gets gunked up and stops working during the winter months. When things dry out, the mechanism usually starts working again, if not, a little WD40 and lube usually gets it working again. I almost always lock the slider when hauling bikes, and especially when the ratcheting mechanism isn't working. With that said, I'd get another T2 or any of the other tray type racks. From personal experience, I'd never get the type that have the arm that clamps to the frame.

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    Well I ended up going with the Kuat Sherpa rack. Should be here by the first part of next week. Thanks for the help guys!
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