Roof bike carriers if the is the right forum :)

Amac

Active Member
Location
Reading
Hi guys,
Just looking at buying a couple of roof bike carriers, at the moment we both have hybrids, so I was going to get the sort that clamps to the frame with both wheels attached.
Once all this has settled down, I am going to treat myself to a road bike.
My question is, is that sort of carrier suitable for road bikes as well?
cheers alex
 
Yes is the answer. Thule are excellent and worth paying extra for IME.
 
I've always used THESE Thule ProRide carriers. They are well made, they work very well and spares are available too.

It soon adds up once you get all the bits and bobs though :smile:
It certainly does. I've never understood why roof mounted hardware is so damned expensive!

If you're not in a hurry for them keep an eye on places like ebay and Facebook buy/sell pages. There's usually plenty of used ones available anyway, and seeing as no-one can go anywhere at the moment, and tidying out sheds and garages seems to have become a new sport, there may even be more than usual available.

If you want new then HALFORDS are offering buy one get one half price ATM :okay:
 

Phaeton

Guru
Location
Oop North (ish)
Personally I don't like roof bar racks, I don't like lifting the bikes above my head then fighting with them as they sway about whilst I endevour to try to fasten them on, I much prefer towbar mounted, even if it means fitting a towbar.
 

13 rider

Guru
Location
leicester
I wouldn't clamp a carbon frame on the downtube I use a thule rack were you remove the front wheel for my Carbon road bike . Steel not aluminium frames will be fine clamped on the downtube
 
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Amac

Active Member
Location
Reading
Personally I don't like roof bar racks, I don't like lifting the bikes above my head then fighting with them as they sway about whilst I endevour to try to fasten them on, I much prefer towbar mounted, even if it means fitting a towbar.
I know what you mean, I am a bit of a shorty, but I do not have a toe bar, thanks
 
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Amac

Active Member
Location
Reading
I wouldn't clamp a carbon frame on the downtube I use a thule rack were you remove the front wheel for my Carbon road bike . Steel not aluminium frames will be fine clamped on the downtube
I cant afford a carbon frame bike and a roof carrier ha ha, thanks for the advice thou.
 

Phaeton

Guru
Location
Oop North (ish)
I know what you mean, I am a bit of a shorty, but I do not have a toe bar, thanks
A collapsable stool/step (not whilst you're one it :laugh:) might be an option but I'd still rather not use them
 
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