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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-27-2007, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on bicycle rack?

I just realized that I need a bike rack since I no longer have my Xterra. I have a Hyundai Elantra which I'll be using to transport my bike and I was thinking of getting this bike rack:

http://www.rei.com/product/722129

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That is the one I have before my truck it is very good. Couple extra bugees help too.

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I have a very similar one that is used, and willing to sell.. Mine may be a Thule as well.. Looks and mounts the same, however the bike is strapped on with velcro i think.. I'll PM you after I take a look at it.
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I have a roof mount two rail Thule, I'll sell it to you cheap.

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i have also been looking for one as well for my jeep. Its a hassle trying to load my super heavy carbon fiber bike in the back with a 31" spare tire in the trunk.

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i have also been looking for one as well for my jeep. Its a hassle trying to load my super heavy carbon fiber bike in the back with a 31" spare tire in the trunk.
You might want to consider a moto tote for that monster. The ramp will be a big help.

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Thanks for the input and the offers for bike racks. I have a couple of reasons I'm looking at this one:

1. I don't know how many more years I'll have the Elantra, so I want something compatible with different cars.

2. Most of my MTBing will be during the week at Knoch which is a 5 minute ride from my house, so I'd rather have something that's easy to take on and off.

3. It's 20% coupon time at REI. So I get 20% off the rack, plus I have a $103 dividend check to spend. Basically the rack is free.

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i have also been looking for one as well for my jeep. Its a hassle trying to load my super heavy carbon fiber bike in the back with a 31" spare tire in the trunk.
You could just get on of those trailer hitch racks, no?
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You could just get on of those trailer hitch racks, no?
yeah, but those are generally more $$, and the ones i have seen have like a clamp style hold down. With a carbon bike, i can't be clamping it down like that, so i need something that uses velcro.

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yeah, but those are generally more $$, and the ones i have seen have like a clamp style hold down. With a carbon bike, i can't be clamping it down like that, so i need something that uses velcro.
I've had a Yakima hitch mount in the classifieds for awhile. I'll hook you up

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I used to use one of these. one of the cool design features is the curved arms which allow it to get over most oem spoilers http://www.orsracksdirect.com/saris-...ack-3-801.html
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+1 on the Yakima rack. I've had 3 on different cars I've owned and have been very, very satisfied with them.

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