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Bike Rack

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Gemma, 11 Feb 2008.

  1. Gemma

    Gemma New Member

    Hi

    My dad has requested a bike rack for 2 bikes for his birthday in a few weeks time & I know nothing about them! So I need your help...a quick search on the internet revealed there are a few types & based on my dads car I need one that fits onto the back but with no tow bar fitting.

    I've seen Saris Sentinal 2 Bike Rack for about £40 & a similar version from Halfords Value Rear Low Mount 2 Cycle Carrier.

    Has anyone used/got either of thse or can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced one please?

    Thanks
     
  2. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Does he have roofbars? In fact what type of car has he got, theres high and normal mounted ones. Personally I prefer the roof mounted type, however you will discover the joy of this place is that in a minute someone will come along and disagree.

    Save yourself, get out now, before Bonj turns up......................................
     
  3. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Oh, and with a low one he'll need a lighting plate and number plate to stay legal.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Gemma

    Gemma New Member

    He drives a Ford Mondeo Titanium model, no roof rack
     
  5. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Go to

    www.roofbox.co.uk

    Excellent company. Site has facility to do a search for what bike carrier will fit what vehicle. Good service from the company too.
     
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    What Waffly said. Mind you, my roof carrier with Aero bars and four carriers came in at the £250 mark...........
     
  7. Speck

    Speck Oldest Teenager In Town

    Location:
    Nr Bath
  8. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    I would happily recommend a Saris Bones. It is really stable, much better than the cheap rack I used to use.
     
  9. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    Does he have a towball? If so, it is the most secure way to fit a bike rack (apart from roof bars) 'Thule' make the RideOn for about £65 for 2 bikes and it comes with a working light board. In my experience, ALL racks that strap-on to the rear of the car with 6 straps (2 up, 2 down and 2 to the side) are not so great and the bikes tend to swing about quite a lot - even more so with heavier bikes. I had a Paddy Hopkirk many years ago and with just my Kona MTB it was OK but load it with 3 bikes and it was complete rubbish and UNSAFE.