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Old 07-26-04, 05:07 PM   #1
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Any recommendation for bike carrrier, 3-4 bikes?
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Old 07-27-04, 10:54 AM   #2
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I have a Thule 'hitch mount' carrier. They come in a variety of sizes. It works very well however it limits access to the rear door when the carrier is attached. Personally, I think the hitch mounts are more convenient than the roof mount carriers. www.thule.com
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Definitely go hitch mount. I have the Thule Trailblazer and it is great! Holds 4-bikes snuggly and It is a swing-away, so you can easily open the back door. A little pricy (MSRP $400), but all the swing-aways are pretty expensive. This one should last you forever, though. I also have the ski/snowboard attachement for winter.
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The hitch mount is the way to go. I have the Hollywood Road Runner that holds 4 bikes and it works great. I really like the bottom anti-sway tie-down bar so the bike wheels do not move and hit the back door or the other bikes. They also have one model, the swing away 4, that swings away from the door so you can still get access to the back cargo area. Here is the web link: http://www.hollywoodracks.com/4&5.htm#hr400
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Old 07-27-04, 01:25 PM   #5
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Currently I carry my bikes on the roof with the Yakima system. It is hard to get the bikes up there because of the height of the GX. I am in the process of getting a Yakima hitch mount bike rack. Either the FullSwing 4 or the Hitchfork.
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Old thread but i have a question

For those who do have a hitch bike carrier... How well will these work for 2 beach cruisers? Im most concerned with the handle bars hitting the rear. I could always wrap the ends of the bars. One of the bikes is really heavy with a springer fork so its also a little longer.

No more fixed gear bikes for me just beach cruisin with the fam and the baby in her bike trailer.

I buy a lot through sewell but they dont have the one i think i'll need. I am leaning on one that secures with the tires locked in. The frames are wide and thick so i dont think the racks were the bikes hang from will work.

Got my answer Thule 990xt doubletrack (for beach cruisers) or the Thule 917xtr T2 (for non traditional frames)
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Having a GX with the swing out barn door, makes it difficult to select a hitch mount bike rack. I just sold my sold my Yakima SwingDaddy, and replaced it with the 1Up 2 bike rack (with +1 +1 options). This rack one over the Kuat because the pivot point clears the rear door without a drop adapter.

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