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Hi all 

don't want to fit a tow bar for carrying my bikes and won't use roof mounting so looking for info on bike carriers any body might use thinking saris 3 bike but any info would be gratefully accepted .

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Hi David,

what bikes have you got ?

I used a Thule system on my Xtype estate, roof mounted and again with my present saloon, we have downhill mountain bikes which are pretty hefty machines (Iron horse world cups), we have an Italian 3 bike spare wheel mounted rack system on our 4x4.

tbh from experience I would not go for a boot mounted bike rack (with straps) as they just weren't stable enough for the weight of our bikes and you tend to get a lot of sideways play/ wobble when moving along. Tow bar mounted systems can move around a bit too unless you spend decent money. For the cars, the roof mounted system has been the most secure and reliable.

Cheers

A

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Hi tigger

got a couple of carbon mtb only usually do local rides or Rutland water.

already have a  towbar mounted system but don't want to add the weight of a towbar to car for just bikes 

will look at going down roof rack and Thule system see how that pans out and let you know .

thanks for the heads up.

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Thanks for the advice Andrew 

have gone down same route roof bars and Thule system

wasnt too costly and easy to put on and remove both bikes and bars when not needed 

now just require some better weather lol 

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No problem, David good to hear, 

Hopefully wont be too long before we get some decent weather.:yahoo:

Cheers 

Andrew

 

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On 2/27/2016 at 9:14 PM, Boka said:

Hi all 

don't want to fit a tow bar for carrying my bikes and won't use roof mounting so looking for info on bike carriers any body might use thinking saris 3 bike but any info would be gratefully accepted .

Thule freeway do a dedicated clip on range not requiring a towbar for rear tailgates/boot lids..You just need to make sure the model chosen does not cover the number plate and rear lights when carrying your bikes? or your need electrics and tow board fitted Plus the downside is possible paint damage either from bikes or the clip on rack.

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Looked at those as a possibility but don't seem to have them for x type 

so ruled it out but thanks for the heads up would have been a great and easy alternative.

regards 

dave 

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