Not quite. The Thule 9502/9503, and many others, can tip out of the way. It takes about 15 seconds to tip it and it gives good access to the boot. The only downside is that you need to remove one of the pedals on some bikes because it doesn't quite move far enough out of the way - although that might be just a combination of Giant Talon and Merc E class estate.Soltydog said:I've used both. Currently using the roof mount & it's preferable IMO. Any rear/tow bar mount makes using the back door / tailgate impossible.
Can't really answer that completely as I got a Buzz rack from www.roofbox.com I haven't used it much but it holds the bikes very stable, but you do get all the road muck thrown up from the back tyres over the bike in bad weather.Bit of thread resurrection but this as only 1 of 4 responses to my search.
I currently have a Thule 932 roof mounted cycle carrier, but don't like having to lift the bike above my head, just find it difficult to old it in place whilst I fasten, I have a towbar so I'm looking for a hitchlock type.
Is the Thule any better than the other makes to pay the extra money? Pendle seem more expensive again.
Mine does but it is a couple of years old now. It is a useful feature, I have a Mondeo Hatch and using the tilt feature I can still get the dogs in and out of the boot.Thanks for that, the Buzz doesn't tilt away from the back of the car, but will I use that feature?
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